Ultimate guide to Bathurst 1000 2022: When is the Great Race, how to watch, schedule, grid

The biggest race of the Supercars calendar is upon us and this year the Great Race returns to its traditional date in October after doubling as the season finale last year.

This year’s race will mark the last-ever Holden v Ford Bathurst battle before the sport starts its new Gen3 era next year.

The Holden Commodore will cut its final laps around Mount Panorama before it is replaced on the grid next year by the GM Camaro.

Defending Bathurst champion Chaz Mostert will start the race as one of the favourites, but he will have a new co-driver this year in Fabian Coulthard for Walkinshaw Andretti United.

It will be WAU’s final Bathurst 1000 competing under the Holden banner before the famous former Holden Racing Team squad switches to Ford in 2023.

Mostert’s Bathurst-winning partner from 2021, Lee Holdsworth, will line-up in a Mustang for Grove Racing in what will be his final Bathurst as a championship driver.

Defending Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen will take a massive 525-point lead over Tickford Racing’s Cameron Waters into the race, allowing him to take a major swing at winning his second Mount Panorama crown.

He will again be partnered by Garth Tander, who he won the 2020 Bathurst 1000 with.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Great Race this week.

BATHURST 1000

Mount Panorama

Thursday, October 6 – Sunday, October 9.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

11am -12pm: Supercars Practice 1 (all drivers)

3.55pm – 4.55pm: Supercars Practice 2 (co-drivers)

FRIDAY

10.10am – 11.10am: Supercars Practice 3 (all drivers)

1pm-2pm: Supercars Practice 4 (all drivers)

4.15pm – 4.55pm: Supercars Qualifying

SATURDAY

10.20am – 11.20am: Supercars Practice 5 (co-drivers)

1pm – 2pm: Supercars Practice 6 (all drivers)

5.05pm: Supercars top-10 Shootout

SUNDAY

8am – 8.20am: Supercars warm-up

8.40am – 9am: Supercars Drivers’ Parade

11.15am: Supercars Race 30 (161 laps)

THE RACE

Laps: 161

The track: 6.213km

Average speed: 178km/h

Top speed: 300km/h

THE 2022 BATHURST GRID

TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING/RED BULL AMPOL RACING

Broc Feeney/Jamie Whincup

Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander

DICK JOHNSON RACING/SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAM

Anton De Pasquale/Tony D’Alberto

Will Davison/Alex Davison

TICKFORD RACING

James Courtney/Zane Goddard

Cameron Waters/James Moffat

Thomas Randle/Zak Best

Jake Kostecki/Kurt Kostecki

WALKINSHAW ANDRETTI UNITED

Nick Percat/Warren Luff

Chaz Mostert/Fabian Coulthard

EREBUS MOTORSPORT

Will Brown/Jack Perkins

Brodie Kostecki/David Russell

TEAM 18

Mark Winterbottom/Michael Caruso

Scott Pye/Tyler Everingham

COOLDRIVE RACING

Tim Slade/Tim Blanchard

GROVE RACING

Lee Holdsworth/Matt Payne (R)

David Reynolds/Matt Campbell

BRAD JONES RACING

Andre Heimgartner/Dale Wood

Bryce Fullwood/Dean Fiore

Macauley Jones/Jordan Boys

Jack Smith/Jaxon Evans (R)

PREMIAIR RACING

Chris Pither/Cameron Hill (R)

James Golding/Dylan O’Keeffe

MATT STONE RACING

Jack Le Brocq/Aaron Seton (R)

Todd Hazelwood/Jayden Ojeda

TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING (WILDCARD)

Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser (R)

EREBUS MOTORSPORT (WILDCARD)

Richie Stanaway/Greg Murphy

MATT CHAHDA MOTORSPORT (WILDCARD)

Matt Chahda (R)/Jaylyn Robotham (R)

(R) – Bathurst rookie

BATHURST PIT LANE ORDER

Garage/Team

1. Triple Eight Race Engineering

Triple Eight Race Engineering

2. Dick Johnson Racing

Dick Johnson Racing

3. Tickford Racing

Tickford Racing

4. Tickford Racing

Tickford Racing

5. Walkinshaw Andretti United

Walkinshaw Andretti United

6. Erebus Motorsport

Erebus Motorsport

7. Brad Jones Racing

Brad Jones Racing

8. Brad Jones Racing

Brad Jones Racing (SCT Logistics)

9. Team 18

Team 18

10. Grove Racing

Grove Racing

11. Matt Stone Racing

Matt Stone Racing

12. PremiAir Racing

PremiAir Racing

13. Blanchard Racing Team

Matt Chahda Motorsport (wildcard)

14. Triple Eight Race Engineering (wildcard)

Boost Mobile (wildcard)

LAST YEAR

1. Chaz Mostert/Lee Holdsworth (Walkinshaw Andretti United/Holden)

2. Cameron Waters/James Moffat (Tickford Racing/Ford)

3. Brodie Kostecki/David Russell (Erebus Motorsport/Holden)

Mostert claimed his second Bathurst 1000 crown when he and Holdsworth delivered WAU their first win at Mount Panorama since 2011 in a dominant performance. It was a strong day for WAU with the team’s other pairing – Bryce Fullwood and Warren Luff – also finishing fifth to give the squad two cars inside the top five for the first time since 2002. Waters finished runner-up for the second consecutive year, while Kostecki claimed a maiden Bathurst 1000 podium after being disqualified from the top-10 shootout for having underweight doors, which had pushed him from fourth to 10th on the starting grid.

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LAP RECORD

Qualifying lap record: Chaz Mostert, 2021, 2min03.3732s (Walkinshaw Andretti United/ Holden Commodore ZB)

Race lap record: Chaz Mostert, 2019, 2min04.7602s (Tickford Racing, Ford Mustang GT)

MOST BATHURST WINS

1. Peter Brock 9

2. Jim Richards, Craig Lowndes 7

3. Larry Perkins, Mark Skaife 6

4. Steven Richards 5

5. Allan Moffat, Greg Murphy, Jamie Whincup, Garth Tander 4

MOST BATHURST POLES

1. Peter Brock 6

2. Mark Skaife 5

3. Allan Moffat 4

4. Ian Geoghegan, Greg Murphy, Chaz Mostert, Mark Winterbottom, Glenn Seton, Dick Johnson, Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup, Garth Tander, David Reynolds, Kevin Bartlett.

2022 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1. Shane van Gisbergen (Triple Eight/Holden Commodore) 2782

2. Cameron Waters (Tickford Racing/Ford Mustang) -525

3. Will Davison (Dick Johnson Racing/Ford Mustang) -602

4. Anton De Pasquale (Dick Johnson Racing/Ford Mustang) -669

5. Chaz Mostert (Walkinshaw Andretti United/Holden Commodore) -778

TV

Every session of the Bathurst 1000 will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Kayo.

– The dedicated Bathurst 1000 channel will run from Monday October 3 to October 10 on Fox Sports 503.

– On-air times for LIVE racing on Fox Sports:

October 6: 7.25am-6pm

October 7: 7.45am-5.45pm

October 8: 8.10am-6.30pm

October 9: 7.15am-7pm (Race begins 11.15am)

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