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.
Thursday, October 6 – Sunday, October 9.
11am -12pm: Supercars Practice 1 (all drivers)
3.55pm – 4.55pm: Supercars Practice 2 (co-drivers)
10.10am – 11.10am: Supercars Practice 3 (all drivers)
1pm-2pm: Supercars Practice 4 (all drivers)
4.15pm – 4.55pm: Supercars Qualifying
10.20am – 11.20am: Supercars Practice 5 (co-drivers)
1pm – 2pm: Supercars Practice 6 (all drivers)
5.05pm: Supercars top-10 Shootout
8am – 8.20am: Supercars warm-up
8.40am – 9am: Supercars Drivers’ Parade
11.15am: Supercars Race 30 (161 laps)
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
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
Will Brown/Jack Perkins
Brodie Kostecki/David Russell
Mark Winterbottom/Michael Caruso
Scott Pye/Tyler Everingham
Tim Slade/Tim Blanchard
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)
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
1. Triple Eight Race Engineering
Triple Eight Race Engineering
2. Dick Johnson Racing
Dick Johnson Racing
3. Tickford Racing
4. Tickford Racing
5. Walkinshaw Andretti United
Walkinshaw Andretti United
6. Erebus Motorsport
7. Brad Jones Racing
Brad Jones Racing
8. Brad Jones Racing
Brad Jones Racing (SCT Logistics)
9. Team 18
10. Grove Racing
11. Matt Stone Racing
Matt Stone Racing
12. PremiAir Racing
13. Blanchard Racing Team
Matt Chahda Motorsport (wildcard)
14. Triple Eight Race Engineering (wildcard)
Boost Mobile (wildcard)
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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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
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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Originally published as Ultimate guide to Bathurst 1000 2022: When is the Great Race, how to watch, schedule, grid