Australia’s most infamous, grueling race—the Bathurst 1000—concluded with not one, not two, but three Holden Commodores on the podium. Say, do you also own a Holden which is also capable of destroying the evil scourge known to man as “tires?” Please, do some burnouts. It is time.
Bathurst 1000 race leader Jamie Whincup had been crushing Mount Panorama Circuit lap time records throughout the race in his No. 88 Red Bull Racing Holden, but then he caused an insane crash that led to the race being won by a car that never led a single lap all day.
Austrailian Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom lost his front brakes heading into The Chase after one of the fastest straights in motor racing: Mount Panorama’s Conrod Straight. Here’s why you need functioning brakes at the infamous Bathurst 1000.
The Bathurst 1000 is one of the most insane races in the world, but you know things are getting really crazy when cars won’t give up their position in pit lane. Watch this hot nonsense between Michael Caruso’s No. 23 Nissan and Scott McLaughlin’s No. 33 Volvo.
“They said I could be anything, so I became a rocketship.” - this Supercar, probably. James Moffat’s No. 34 Volvo had an unexpected engine failure that resulted in a big engine fire on lap 109 of today’s Bathurst 1000.
This is a blind hill right before The Chase, the infamous section of Mount Panorama Circuit that was added to slow down the ludicrous speeds cars achieve on the Conrod Straight. It’s one of the fastest parts of the Bathurst 1000, and cars can’t see much above the crest of that hill.
The right front brake rotors of the No. 14 Freightliner Racing Holden VF Commodore erupted in flame on lap 54 of today’s Bathurst 1000 when brake fluid spilled on the hot rotors. Normally, that’s a sign that you shouldn’t put the wheel back on just yet, but one determined crew man popped it on regardless.
First rule of Australian Supercar driving: what’s behind you is not important. (Well, unless it’s Shane Van Gisbergen or something.)
One of the most brilliant, insane and unbelievable races of the year puts crazy overpowered sedans to battle around Australia’s Mount Panorama. The Bathurst 1000 starts tomorrow night, and it’s still disappointingly not broadcast on American television. It’s the last time we’ll get to see an all-V8-powered field,…
Today, Craig Lowndes claimed his sixth ever Bathurst 1000 win with help from codriver Steven Richards. It was also a thirtieth win for Holden at the Australian endurance classic, and it came after an unbelievable six-car melee for the lead at the end. How is this man so fast? Let’s hop onboard his car and see.
Either there’s a great force field around the wall that saved Jack Perkins’ Holden Racing Team car from whacking into it, or Perkins’s tires grabbed at precisely the right moment to save his bacon. Either way, watch this great save from today’s Bathurst 1000.
Behave, humans and kangaroos alike. They’ve hired Master Chief from the Halo series of video games. Who needs roo snipers when the ultimate super-human soldier can simply blast the skippys off the track?
Driver Chaz Mostert lost control of his car after tapping a wall during qualifying for the Bathurst 1000, hitting a marshal stand and ripping open the side of his car. Mostert was airlifted to a local hospital with a fractured left femur and fractured left wrist. Five marshals were injured in the crash. [Updated]
Simona de Silvestro and Renee Gracie are sharing a Prodrive Racing Ford Falcon at this year’s Bathurst 1000, making them the first all-female team since 1998 to compete there. That’s great! V8 Supercar driver David Reynolds called it a “pussy wagon” in in a post-practice press conference. That’s um...not so great.
Contrary to popular belief, many race tracks are still extremely accessible for public consumption, whenever the public feels like it. And that's because these race tracks are actually still public roads. Just, you know, when no one's racing on them. Which is a wonderful thing.
Television broadcasters of the United States, you have failed us. The Bathurst 1000, an insane V8 Supercar endurance race held on the side of Mount Panorama, is absolutely one of the greatest races in the world. It was nowhere on the American TV schedule.
For the 54th time, Australia's great race is set to take place. 25 cars driven by 50 competitors are about to take on the roughest, toughest, most spell-binding race track in Australia. At the end of six hours, one pair will overlook the partisan supporters from the podium and hold up the Peter Brock Trophy as…
One of the sad facts of motor racing is that when one person crashes another out, someone tends to want to fight about it. Which is what makes this crash in Australian V8 Supercars so wonderful. No one fights, they just help.
For many Australians and New Zealanders who dream of driving a V8 Supercar, there is but one goal: win the Bathurst 1000. DannyCatSteve on RennSport gives us a rundown of this year's main competitors as well as the storied history of one of the greatest races in the world.