The 2021 edition of Bathurst 1000 is set to be one of the biggest ever after attendance capacity for the 2020 race was limited due to Covid-19.
Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander hope to go back to back while Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup hope to spoil the party.
Here’s everything you need to know for the biggest event on the Supercar calendar.
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SCHEDULE 2021 BATHURST 1000 (all times in AEDT)
THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER
10:00 am: Practice 1 (60 minutes)
4:15 p.m .: Practice 2 (60 minutes)
FRIDAY DECEMBER 3
10:45 am: Practice 3 (60 minutes)
13:35: Practice 4 (60 minutes)
4:35 p.m .: Qualification (40 minutes)
SATURDAY DECEMBER 4
10:15 am: Practice 5 (60 minutes)
12:15 p.m .: Practice 6 (60 minutes)
5:05 p.m .: Top 10 shots on goal
SUNDAY DECEMBER 5
9:15 am: Warm-up (20 minutes)
12:15 p.m .: Race 31 (161 laps)
HOW LONG IS THE BATHURST 1000?
The race lasts 161 laps and typically lasts between six and seven hours, depending on the weather and Safety Car periods.
A probable end-of-race time can be anywhere between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. AEDT.
The Bathurst 1000 is the only race on the Supercar calendar without a specific finish time.
WHERE CAN I WATCH THE BATHURST 1000 2021?
Each Supercar Practice Session, Qualifying, Top 10 Shootout and Main Race, plus all Support Category action, will be LIVE and WITHOUT ADVERTISING on FOX SPORTS BATHURST (Foxtel Channel 503).
This year will see the largest Bathurst chain ever dedicated 24/7 on Foxtel and Kayo from Monday to Sunday, December 5th.
Sunday coverage begins at 8:15 a.m. for all of Bathurst 1000.
We’ll also be showing a range of other highlights to get your fix of Bathurst content for the week leading up to the Main Event.
Tuesday November 30 at 7 p.m. – Lowndes at The Mountain – Jess Yates relives Craig Lowndes greatest moments at Mount Panorama.
LIVE Wednesday December 1 at 6 p.m. – The Mountain Uncovered – Our team of experts will take you to one of the greatest racing circuits in the world. Every sidewalk, king and corner described, analyzed and explained.
Thursday December 2 at 6 p.m. – Bathurst Blue Oval Special – The history, success and stories of Ford at Mount Panorama featuring a host of special guests.
Friday December 3 at 6:00 p.m. – The History of the Monaro 427C – A documentary on one of the greatest stories in the history of Australian motorsport. In 2002 Gary Rogers Motorsport teamed up with Holden to win the first-ever Bathurst 24 Hour endurance race.
LIVE Friday December 3 at 7 p.m. – Friday Night Live – Our annual extravaganza from Pit Lane to Mount Panorama, the final of the Pirtek Pitstop Challenge and much more.
Saturday December 4 at 6.30 p.m. – Brock: Over The Top – An epic documentary about legendary racing driver Peter Brock told by his family, partners and closest colleagues. A cinematic, exciting and intimate portrait of a life lived on the racetrack and in the public eye.
Bathurst’s 10 Best Magic Moments – Throughout the week, the Bathurst chain will pay tribute to the golden races of the past 25 years, with a top ten of the best.
For details on full Bathurst 1000 coverage, click here.
HISTORY OF MONT PANORAMA
The race takes place in the mid-west of New South Wales in Bathurst, approximately 200 km northwest of Sydney.
The Bathurst 1000 takes place on the outskirts of town on the Mount Panorama circuit. The circuit is 6.213 km of public road and was first built as a scenic tourist route in 1938.
Far from the 1000km classic, Mount Panorama has also hosted 12 and 24 hour endurance events, motorcycle races and even the Australian Grand Prix.
The circuit is as tricky as they come. There are two straights over a mile long – Mountain Straight at 1,111 km and Conrod Straight at 1,916 km – which are complemented by narrow, fast sections across the summit that feature blind turns taken at a steady pace. .
To tackle a lap in Bathurst, you need a perfect synergy between the driver and the car. The round begins on the pit straight before a 90 degree left-hander named Hell Corner. Cars then drive up the mountain straight before entering Turn 2 (Griffins Bend) before a slow, narrow section called The Cutting.
From there, drivers go up and down the mountain and are kept company by concrete walls on either side, similar to a street circuit. From Sulman Park to McPhillamy Park, Brock’s Skyline to The Esses and the Dipper, the mountain section pushes a driver’s concentration to the limit.
After leaving Forrest’s Elbow, the cars descend Conrod Straight and hit a top speed of 300 km / h before turning right into The Chase, the fastest corner in Australian motorsport.
The lap ends with a 90 degree left turn named Murray’s Corner, with a single lap taking just over two minutes.
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Tour length: 6.213km
Practice / qualifying lap record: 2: 03.3783s (Scott McLaughlin, 2019, Top 10 Shootout, Shell V-Power Racing Team, Ford Mustang GT)
Race lap record: 2: 04.7602s (Chaz Mostert, lap 155, 2019, Tickford Racing, Ford Mustang GT)
Top speed: 300km / h
Average speed: 180km / h
HISTORY OF BATHURST 1000
This year marks the 64th edition of The Great Race, which began as a 500 mile (800 km) event in 1960 at Phillip Island.
The event moved to Mount Panorama in 1963 and took place over the NSW Labor Day long weekend.
The most significant change to the circuit came in 1987 with the addition of the elbow on Conrod Straight, named The Chase.
In 1997, a controversial conflict between AVESCO and the race organizers, the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club, saw separate races – one for Super Tourers and another for V8 Supercars. By 1999, the Bathurst 1000 had become a V8 Supercars only event.
The winners of the race receive the Peter Brock Trophy, named in honor of the nine-time record winner of the event.
Race distance: 1000km
Racing laps: 161
Stops at the stand: At least seven mandatory pit stops
Tours per pilot: Minimum 54 laps per pilot, maximum 107 laps per pilot
WEATHER FORECAST FOR BATHURST 1000 2021
There is a high probability of rain all week from Monday to Saturday with significant cloud cover.
Fortunately, it looked clear on Sunday with only a 20% chance of rain and sun breaking through the clouds.
To view the full and most recent weather forecast from BOM, click here.
2021 BATHURST 1000: THE ODDS (as of 11/29/2021 courtesy of Sportsbet)
4.20: van Gisbergen / Tander
4.50: Wincup / Lowndes
5.50: by Pasquale / D’Alberto
7.50: Mostert / Holdworth
7.50: Waters / Moffat
7.50: Davison / Davison
5:00 p.m.: Brown / Perkins
9:00 p.m.: Percat / Wood
26h00: Kostecki / Russel
31.00: Hazel / Fiore, Slade / Blanchard
34.00: Courtney / Randle
51.00: Heimgartner / Campbell, Fullwood / Luff, Reynolds / Youlden, Le Brocq / Best, Winterbottom / Caruso, Ingall / Feeney, Pye / Golding
276.00: Jones / Pither
426.00: Coulthard / Webb, Jacobson / O’Keeffe
501.00: Kostecki / Kostecki, Smith / Wall, Goddard / Odeja
BATHURST 1000: RECENT WINNERS
2020: Shane van Gisbergen / Garth Tander (Holden)
2019: Scott McLaughlin / Alexandre Premat (Ford)
2018: Craig Lowndes / Steven Richards (Holden)
2017: David Reynolds / Luke Youlden (Holden)
2016: Will Davison / Jonathon Webb (Holden)
2015 : Craig Lowndes / Steven Richards (Holden)
2014 : Chaz Mostert / Paul Morris (Ford)
2013: Mark Winterbottom / Steven Richards (Ford)
2012: Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrell (Holden)
2011: Garth Tander / Nick Percat (Holden)
2010: Craig Lowndes / Mark Skaife (Holden)
2009: Garth Tander / Will Davison (Holden)
BATHURST 1000: STATS (AFTER THE RACE)
MOST WINS (1000 km RACE): Pierre Brock (9)
MOST PLATES: Pierre Brock (6)
MOST SHOOTING START: Dick Johnson (21)
MOST RACE START: Jim Richards (35)