EVENT 11, SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000, MOUNT PANORAMA

EVENT 11, SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000, MOUNT PANORAMA
EVENT 11, SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST
1000, MOUNT PANORAMA
RACE 21 OF THE 2012 V8 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP
Point of Interest: This year is the 50th year of the Bathurst endurance race at Mount Panorama. First held
in 1963 after the event had originally been held at Phillip Island, the race has since become world-famous.

It’s important to note that this year is not the 50th anniversary or 50th running of the race. The 50th
anniversary is next year and the 50th running actually occured in 2010 given there were two races held
in 1997 and 1998. V8 Supercars have elected to celebrate this year’s event as the 50th year that drivers,
teams and fans have gathered at the famous circuit for the race that captures Australia’s imagination.

Circuit Length: 6.213-kilometres     Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise      2011 Crowd: 179,939 (4 days)

Circuit Description: Originally constructed in 1938 as a scenic tourist drive, Mount Panorama has hosted
all types of motorsport including the world famous Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the annual 12 Hour GT
race, 24 Hour endurance races and the Easter motorcycle meetings. The circuit is public road on non-race
weekends and has also hosted the Australian Grand Prix in the past.

 10 FAST FACTS
1. Beat TeamVodafone and the Holden
Racing Team and chances are you will win
this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

The two Holden squads have dominated the
Bathurst race since 2001, claiming nine of the
last 11 wins in the October classic.

In that time the Holden Racing Team has
claimed five wins, Triple Eight have claimed four
and Kmart Racing (part of the HRT/HMS family
in the mid 2000s) won twice.

Not counting the Kmart team (which was related
to HRT at the time of its wins by sharing a
common equipment supplier in Holden Motor Sport), the last Bathurst win to be claimed outside of Triple
Eight and Walkinshaw Racing/HRT/HMS was 2000 by Garry Rogers Motorsport with Garth Tander and
Jason Bargwanna behind the wheel of the #34 Valvoline Commodore.

Since 2005, HRT and Triple Eight have claimed more than 50 percent of the podium finishing positions at
Bathurst (11 of 21) and between them they have led 43% of laps (762 of the 1771 laps competed).

Reigning Peter Brock Trophy winners Garth Tander and Nick Percat are the only combination in this year’s
race featuring a pair of Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winners.
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2. There are a range of special elements
of Bathurst history being celebrated at
the 2012 race.

Various V8 Supercar teams will modify their
existing liveries to pay homeage to some of
the iconic drivers, teams and cars that have
made up the race’s history.

While the 50th year of the race is being
celebrated, there are a range of other
milestones to highlight.

*      This year is the 35th anniversary of the famous Ford 1-2 form finish by Allan Moffat and Colin
       Bond in the 1977 race, above.
*      This year is also the 45th anniversary of the first V8-powered car winning the Bathurst endurance
       race - and also of the first Falcon win - given it was in 1967 that Harry Firth and Fred Gibson won
       the-then 500-mile race in an XR GT Falcon V8.
*      This year is the 25th anniversary of Peter Brock’s ninth and final win in the race in 1987 as well as
       the introduction of the Chase to the circuit, which extended the lap length and reduced the race
       distance from 163 to 161 laps.

3. This year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst
1000 is the end of an era with the current
five-litre V8 Supercar regulations.

With new ‘Car of the Future’ specification
machinery to debut next season, 2012 is the
21st and final year of the current rulebook
of winged, pushrod five-litre V8 Falcons and
Commodores racing at Bathurst.

They have been competing in the Mountain classic each year since four 1993-spec cars appeared in their
own class in the 1992 race.

The five-litre ‘V8 Supercar’ rule book remains the longest-serving technical regulations in Bathurst history,
even outlasting the popular Group C of the 1970s/1980s and international Group A of the 1980s/1990s.

This year is the last (for the foreseeable future anyway) in a streak of 18 years that the annual Bathurst
V8 Supercar classic has been the exclusive domain of Holden and Ford V8-powered cars. Next year, both
Nissan and Mercedes AMGs will be on the grid to to compete against them.

                              4. In all, 13 of the 29 co-drivers in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
                              will be performing ‘double duty’ and competing in one of the support
                              categories over the course of the race weekend.

                              The drivers who will be busy jumping backwards and forwards between cars
                              over this year’s Bathurst weekend are:

                              Dunlop Series (7)
                              Scott McLaughlin, Nick Percat, Dale Wood, Tim Blanchard, Andrew Jones,
                              Luke Youlden, Scott Pye

                              Porsche Carrera Cup (5)
                              Craig Baird, Steve Richards, Daniel Gaunt, Alex Davison, Jonny Reid

                              V8 Utes (1)
                              Cameron McConville
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5. Tradingpost FPR’s Will Davison and IRWIN
                          Racing’s Lee Holdsworth will both rack up a special
                          milestone at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
                          when the two Ford drivers each make their 100th V8
                          Supercars Championship event start.

                          They become just the 34th and 35th drivers to have
                          reached the 100 event milestone in the 50-plus year
                          history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/V8
                          Supercars Championship.

                          Both made their championship debuts in 2004 - Davison
                          at Winton and Holdsworth at Sandown - and both also
                          made their first appearance in the Supercheap Auto
                          Bathurst 1000 in the same year.

6. There are five drivers in this year’s field making their Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 debut.




From left to right they are: Scott McLaughlin (#19 Tekno Autosports), Christian Klien (#66 Supercheap Auto
Racing), Alexandre Premat (#33 Fujitsu Racing/GRM), Scott Pye (#30 Team iSelect) and Jesse Dixon (#23
Shannons carsales.com.au Racing)

Klien is the first Austrian driver to compete in the race since the late Roland Ratzenberger and Mercedes
Stermitz drove factory BMWs in 1987, while Premat is the first French driver since Yvan Muller co-drove
with Craig Lowndes in 2005.

On the flip side, there are a range of drivers missing from the grid for the first time in many years.

Now V8 Supercars Commission Chairman, Mark Skaife will miss his first Bathurst in 25 years while 2000
winner Jason Bargwanna is absent from the entry list for the first time in 16 years.

                                             7. Paul Morris and Steve Owen will be the most
                                             experienced combination in this year’s Supercheap Auto
                                             Bathurst 1000.

                                             The duo have 32 starts in the race between them with Morris to
                                             make his first-ever Bathurst start in a Ford this year.

                                             The next most experienced combination in the race are Dick
                                             Smith Sandown 500 winners Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff
                                             with 30 starts between them.

                                             They are followed by Greg Murphy/Owen Kelly (29 starts), Mark
                                             Winterbottom/Steve Richards (28 starts), Steven Johnson/Allan
                                             Simonsen (26 starts), James Courtney/Cameron McConville
                                             (26 starts), Lee Holdsworth/Craig Baird (25 starts), Jason
                                             Bright/Andrew Jones (25 starts) and Jamie Whincup/Paul
                                             Dumbrell (23 starts).
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8. Cameron Waters made history last year as the youngest-
ever driver in Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 history and this
year he and his co-driver will make some more.

Waters (who is subbing for the injured Grant Denyer) and his
partner - Shannons Supercar Showdown winner Jesse Dixon - will
become the youngest-ever combination in the history of the race.

18-year-old Waters, 20-year-old Dixon (right) and their combined
age of 38 will undercut the previous record of 39 held by Jack
Perkins and Shane Price from 2006.

The Waters/Dixon car is the only wildcard entry in this year’s
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

                                           9. The search for the perfect Bathurst combination is
                                           an ongoing process for V8 Supercar teams with just six
                                           combinations from 2011 remaining intact for the 2012 race.

                                           Defending Peter Brock Trophy winners Garth Tander and
                                           Nick Percat are joined by Tony D’Alberto/Dale Wood, Mark
                                           Winterbottom/Steve Richards (left), Jason Bright/Andrew Jones,
                                           James Courtney/Cameron McConville and Steve Owen/Paul
                                           Morris as the only partnerships to stay together this year.

                                           Interestingly, 45% of co-drivers in this year’s race (11 of 29) have
                                           more Bathurst 1000 starts than their car’s full-time ‘primary’ driver.

                                           Three of the top five drivers in the 2012 V8 Supercars
                                           Championship pointscore - Jamie Whincup, Mark Winterbottom
                                           and Shane van Gisbergen - have co-drivers with more Bathurst
                                           starts than they do.

10. The fifth round of the Dunlop Series
will be the primary support category at the
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with young
gun Scott McLaughlin leading the way.

McLaughlin, who will make his debut in the main
race at Bathurst alongside Jonathon Webb,
holds an 88-point lead over Ford Performance
Racing’s Chaz Mostert heading into the
Bathurst round.

Mostert will not be driving in the main race at
Bathurst, though six of the top eight drivers in
the series points will be ‘doubling up’ as co-
drivers in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

This year is the eighth time a points-paying round of the Dunlop Series has been a support event at
Bathurst. From 2001 to 2004 there was a non-championship race held on the Saturday afternoon.

Dreamtime Racing’s David Russell (who will co-drive with Rick Kelly for Jack Daniel’s Racing in the main
race), won the round in 2010 and finished second last year to Andrew Thompson - though will not compete
at the Mountain after his team withdrew from the round last week.

The five different drivers that have won the previous seven ‘DVS’ rounds at Bathurst - Andrew Thompson
David Russell, Jonathon Webb, Dean Canto and Luke Youlden - will all be on the grid for the main race.
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2012 SUMMARY AFTER RACE 20

RACE WINS                         ARMOR ALL POLE POSITIONS            PODIUM FINISHES
Will Davison          6           Craig Lowndes           5           Jamie Whincup           16
Jamie Whincup         6           Will Davison            4           Mark Winterbottom       15
Craig Lowndes         5           Jamie Whincup           4           Will Davison            12
Mark Winterbottom     3           Mark Winterbottom       3           Craig Lowndes           9
Warren Luff           1           Garth Tander            2           Garth Tander            4
                                  David Reynolds          1           Shane van Gisbergen     2
                                  Shane van Gisbergen     1           Tim Slade               1
                                  Luke Youlden            1           Jason Bright            1
                                                                      Warren Luff             1
                                                                      Steve Richards          1
                                                                      Paul Dumbrell           1


 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AFTER RACE 20
DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP                                    TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Jamie Whincup (TeamVodafone)            2472 pts     1. TeamVodafone                  4850 pts
2. Mark Winterbottom (Orrcon Steel FPR)    2440 pts     2. Ford Performance Racing       4676 pts
3. Craig Lowndes (TeamVodafone)            2353 pts     3. Stone Brothers Racing         3331 pts
4. Will Davison (Tradingpost FPR)          2236 pts     4. Holden Racing Team            3124 pts
5. Shane van Gisbergen (SP Tools Racing)   1882 pts     5. Brad Jones Racing             2826 pts
6. Garth Tander (Holden Racing Team)       1764 pts     6. Jack Daniel’s Racing          2417 pts
7. Tim Slade (Lucky 7 Racing)              1662 pts     7. Tekno Autosports              2172 pts
8. Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing)      1541 pts     8. Fujitsu Racing/GRM            2025 pts
9. Lee Holdsworth (IRWIN Racing)           1449 pts     9. Lucky 7 Racing (#47)          1662 pts
10. David Reynolds (The Bottle-O Racing)   1404 pts     10. The Bottle-O Race Team (#55) 1429 pts


 LAP RECORDS
Bathurst V8 Supercar Practice Record:
Craig Lowndes, Holden Commodore VE II, 2m06.8012s, 2010 (Dunlop Hard Tyre)

Bathurst V8 Supercar Qualifying Record:
Greg Murphy, Holden Commodore VY, 2m06.8594s, 2003 (Dunlop Hard Tyre)

Bathurst V8 Supercar Race Lap Record:
Jamie Whincup, Ford Falcon BF, 2m08.4651s, 2007 (Dunlop Hard Tyre)
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PREVIOUS SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000 WINNERS                                                                   (and forerunners)




YEAR             DRIVERS                                          CAR
1963             Harry Firth/Bob Jane                             Ford Cortina GT
1964             Bob Jane/George Reynolds                         Ford Cortina GT
1965             Barry Seton/Midge Bosworth                       Ford Cortina GT500
1966             Rauno Aaltonen/Bob Holden                        Morris Cooper S
1967             Harry Firth/Fred Gibson                          Ford Falcon XR GT
1968             Bruce McPhee/Barry Mulholland                    Holden Monaro GTS 327
1969             Colin Bond/Tony Roberts                          Holden Monaro GTS 350
1970             Allan Moffat                                     Ford Falcon XW GTHO
1971             Allan Moffat                                     Ford Falcon XY GTHO
1972             Peter Brock                                      Holden Torana LJ XU1
1973             Allan Moffat/Ian Geoghegan                       Ford Falcon XA GT
1974             John Goss/Kevin Bartlett                         Ford Falcon XA GT
1975             Peter Brock/Brian Sampson                        Holden Torana L34
1976             Bob Morris/John Fitzpatrick                      Holden Torana L34
1977             Allan Moffat/Jacky Ickx                          Ford Falcon XC
1978             Peter Brock/Jim Richards                         Holden Torana A9X
1979             Peter Brock/Jim Richards                         Holden Torana A9X
1980             Peter Brock/Jim Richards                         Holden Commodore VC
1981             Dick Johnson/John French                         Ford Falcon XD
1982             Peter Brock/Larry Perkins                        Holden Commodore VH
1983             Peter Brock/Larry Perkins/John Harvey            Holden Commodore VH
1984             Peter Brock/Larry Perkins                        Holden Commodore VK
1985             Armin Hahne/John Goss                            Jaguar XJS
1986             Allan Grice/Graeme Bailey                        Holden Commodore VK
1987             Peter Brock/David Parsons/Peter McLeod           Holden Commodore VL
1988             Tony Longhurst/Tomas Mezera                      Ford Sierra RS500
1989             Dick Johnson/John Bowe                           Ford Sierra RS500
1990             Allan Grice/Win Percy                            Holden Commodore VL TWR
1991             Jim Richards/Mark Skaife                         Nissan GT-R
1992             Jim Richards/Mark Skaife                         Nissan GT-R
1993             Larry Perkins/Gregg Hansford                     Holden Commodore VP
1994             Dick Johnson/John Bowe                           Ford Falcon EB
1995             Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall                     Holden Commodore VR
1996             Craig Lowndes/Greg Murphy                        Holden Commodore VR
1997             Geoff Brabham/David Brabham                      BMW 320i
1997             Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall                     Holden Commodore VS
1998             Rickard Rydell/Jim Richards                      Volvo S40
1998             Jason Bright/Steven Richards                     Ford Falcon EL
1999             Greg Murphy/Steven Richards                      Holden Commodore VT
2000             Garth Tander/Jason Bargwanna                     Holden Commodore VT
2001             Mark Skaife/Tony Longhurst                       Holden Commodore VX
2002             Mark Skaife/Jim Richards                         Holden Commodore VX
2003             Greg Murphy/Rick Kelly                           Holden Commodore VY
2004             Greg Murphy/Rick Kelly                           Holden Commodore VY
2005             Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly                           Holden Commodore VZ
2006             Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup                      Ford Falcon BA
2007             Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup                      Ford Falcon BF
2008             Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup                      Ford Falcon BF
2009             Garth Tander/Will Davison                        Holden Commodore VE
2010             Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife                        Holden Commodore VE II
2011             Garth Tander/Nick Percat                         Holden Commodore VE II
Race Wins by Driver
9 - Peter Brock                                                   7 - Jim Richards
6 - Larry Perkins, Mark Skaife                                    5 - Craig Lowndes
4 - Allan Moffat, Greg Murphy                                     3 - Dick Johnson, Jamie Whincup, Garth Tander
2 - Harry Firth, Bob Jane, John Goss, Allan Grice, John Bowe, Russell Ingall, Tony Longhurst, Steven Richards, Rick Kelly
1 - George Reynolds, Rauno Aaltonen, Barry Seton, Bob Holden, Fred Gibson, Bruce McPhee, Colin Bond, Barry Mulholland,
Tony Roberts, Ian Geoghegan, Kevin Bartlett, Brian Sampson, Bob Morris, John Fitzpatrick, Jacky Ickx, John Harvey, John French,
Graeme Bailey, Armin Hahne, David Parsons, Peter McLeod, Tomas Mezera, Gregg Hansford, Jason Bargwanna, Win Percy,
Midge Bosworth, Geoff Brabham, David Brabham, Rickard Rydell, Jason Bright, Todd Kelly, Will Davison, Nick Percat
PREVIOUS SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000 POLE POSITIONS
YEAR             DRIVER                               CAR                                        TIME
1967             Ian Geoghegan                        Ford Falcon XR GT                          3m02.00s
1968             Bruce McPhee                         Holden Monaro GTS 327                      2m56.70s
1969             Ian Geoghegan                        Ford Falcon XW GT-HO                       2m48.90s
1970             Allan Moffat                         Ford Falcon XW GT-HO                       2m52.10s
1971             Allan Moffat                         Ford Falcon XY GT-HO                       2m38.90s
1972             Allan Moffat                         Ford Falcon XY GT-HO                       2m35.80s
1973             John Goss                            Ford Falcon XA GT                          2m33.40s
1974             Peter Brock                          Holden Torana L34                          2m30.80s
1975             Colin Bond                           Holden Torana L34                          2m27.40s
1976             Allan Moffat                         Ford Falcon XB GT                          2m25.00s
1977             Peter Brock                          Holden Torana A9X                          2m24.90s
1978             Peter Brock                          Holden Torana A9X                          2m20.00s
1979             Peter Brock                          Holden Torana A9X                          2m20.97s
1980             Kevin Bartlett                       Chevrolet Camaro                           2m20.97s
1981             Kevin Bartlett                       Chevrolet Camaro                           2m36.40s (wet)
1982             Allan Grice                          Holden Commodore VH                        2m17.50s
1983             Peter Brock                          Holden Commodore VH                        2m16.20s
1984             George Fury                          Nissan Bluebird Turbo                      2m13.85s
1985             Tom Walkinshaw                       Jaguar XJS                                 2m18.82s
1986             Gary Scott                           Nissan Skyline Turbo                       2m17.16s
1987             Klaus Ludwig                         Ford Sierra RS500                          2m16.96s
1988             Dick Johnson                         Ford Sierra RS500                          2m16.46s
1989             Peter Brock                          Ford Sierra RS500                          2m15.80s
1990             Klaus Niedzwiedz                     Ford Sierra RS500                          2m13.94s
1991             Mark Skaife                          Nissan GT-R                                2m12.62s
1992             Dick Johnson                         Ford Sierra RS500                          2m12.893s
1993             Larry Perkins                        Holden Commodore VP                        2m13.013s
1994             Glenn Seton                          Ford Falcon EB                             2m12.1464s
1995             Craig Lowndes                        Holden Commodore VR                        2m11.5540s
1996             Glenn Seton                          Ford Falcon EF                             2m11.0160s
1997             Paul Morris                          BMW 320i                                   2m16.5958s
1997             Mark Skaife                          Holden Commodore VS                        2m10.0397s
1998             Rickard Rydell                       Volvo S40                                  2m14.9265s
1998             Mark Skaife                          Holden Commodore VT                        2m09.8954s
1999             Mark Larkham                         Ford Falcon AU                             2m09.5146s
2000             Wayne Gardner                        Ford Falcon AU                             2m28.3844s (wet)
2001             Marcos Ambrose                       Ford Falcon AU                             2m09.7785s
2002             Mark Skaife                          Holden Commodore VX                        2m08.8278s
2003             Greg Murphy                          Holden Commodore VY                        2m06.8594s
2004             Steven Richards                      Holden Commodore VY                        2m07.9611s
2005             Craig Lowndes                        Ford Falcon BA                             2m08.5990s
2006             Mark Skaife                          Holden Commodore VZ                        2m07.4221s
2007             Mark Winterbottom                    Ford Falcon BF                             2m07.0908s
2008		           Garth Tander                         Holden Commodore VE                        2m07.2963s
2009		           Garth Tander                         Holden Commodore VE                        2m07.9463s
2010		           Mark Winterbottom                    Ford Falcon FG                             2m07.5377s
2011		           Greg Murphy                          Holden Commodore VE II                     2m08.8009s
Notes:
*    Grid determined between 1963 and 1966 by classes with 1967 the first time it was decided by qualifying times.
*    Top 10 Shootout format introduced in 1978. This was expanded to a Top 15 for 2001 and 2002.
*    Top 10 Shootout did not count for pole position in 1988 given Bathurst was part of Asia Pacific Touring Car Championship.

Poles by Driver
6 - Peter Brock		                                5 - Mark Skaife
4 - Allan Moffat
2 - Ian Geoghegan, Kevin Bartlett, Dick Johnson, Glenn Seton, Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Mark Winterbottom,
Greg Murphy
1 - Bruce McPhee, John Goss, Colin Bond, Allan Grice, George Fury, Tom Walkinshaw, Gary Scott, Klaus Ludwig,
Klaus Niedzwiedz, Larry Perkins, Steven Richards, Paul Morris, Rickard Rydell, Mark Larkham, Wayne Gardner,
Marcos Ambrose
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