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Wild weather played a big part at the 2022 edition of the Bathurst 1000 as Holden prepares to bid farewell to the Great Race.

An absolute downpour ensured that race officials canceled Saturday’s shoot-out due to the unsafe conditions. It ensured Cam Waters would start on pole after Friday’s first qualifying session.

As of Wednesday noon, the Bureau of Meteorology had forecast rain each day for the Bathurst 1000 race weekend, with 5-10mm forecast for Thursday, 15-25mm on Friday, 20-30mm on Saturday and 20-35mm on Sunday.

2017 winner David Reynolds called the predicted conditions “bleak” – but said they would increase his odds.

Reynolds’ victory alongside Luke Youlden came in soggy conditions, the last real wet race around Mount Panorama.

“I’ve found over the last year or two with this car (Grove Racing) that our car is pretty good in the wet,” Reynolds said.

“I want it to get wet. I think our chances increase when it rains.

“Things are looking pretty bleak for the weekend, which is playing into our hands.”

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Wet and wild scenes in exercise four! | 01:38

GRID ORDER FOR GREAT RACE

1. Waters/Moffat

2. Holdsworth/Payne

3. Mostert/Coulthard

4. Stanaway/Murphy

5. W. Davison/A. Davison

6. Percat/Luff

7. van Gisbergen/Tander

8th. Courtney/Goddard

9. B. Kostecki/Russell

10 Brown/Perkins

11. De Pasquale/D’Alberto

12. Home Gardener/Wood

13. Golding/O’Keeffe

14 Feeney/Whincup

fifteen. Randle/Best

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16 Lowndes/Fraser

17 J.Kostecki/K.Kostecki

18 Reynolds/Campbell

19 Hazlewood/Ojeda

20 Pye/Everingham

21 Pither/Hill

22 Jones/Boys

23 Winterbottom/Caruso

24 Solid wood/Fiore

25 Le Brocq/Seton

26 Chahda/Robotham

27 Smith/Evans

28 Slade/Blanchard

Holden says goodbye

Fifty-three years after a Holden car won its first race, the proud production car will make its final spin as the Commodore prepares to give way to the GM Camaro as the Gen3 era prepares to hit the front line.

It means it will be the last time Holden faces Ford at Mount Panorama. Say it’s not like that.

Defending Bathurst champions Chaz Mostert will be joined by new co-driver Fabian Coulthard for Walkinshaw Andretti United.

It will be the last WAU Bathurst 1000 to compete under the Holden banner before the famous former Holden Racing Team squad joins Ford in 2023.

Mostert is one of the favorites and the 28 cars starting on the grid – 19 Commodore, nine Ford – will be chasing Championship leader Shane van Gisbergen – the winner of Bathurst 2020 – who will again be joined by Garth Tander.

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#97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB's Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander celebrate winning the 2020 Bathurst 1000. Photo: Getty Images
#97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB’s Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander celebrate winning the 2020 Bathurst 1000. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Cameron Waters, meanwhile, is hoping he will get lucky the third time after finishing second in the last two Grace Races.

Will Davison is another in fine form who will be part of this week’s big four.

However, all the attention is on Holden, who won for the first time in 1969.

The great Peter Brock’s nine victories at Bathurst all came in a Holden.

Bathurst 1000 winners Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth pose with the Peter Brock Trophy in Bathurst. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Bathurst 1000

mountain panorama

Thursday 6th October – Sunday 9th October.

FULL PROGRAM

THURSDAY

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Supercars Practice 1 (all drivers)

3:55 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.: Supercars Training 2 (passenger)

FRIDAY

10.10 – 11.10: Supercars Practice 3 (all drivers)

13:00-14:00: Supercars Practice 4 (all drivers)

4:15 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.: Supercar qualifying

SATURDAY

10.20 – 11.20 a.m.: Supercars Training 5 (co-driver)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Supercars Practice 6 (all drivers)

5:05 p.m.: Supercars Top-10 Shootout CANCELED

SUNDAY

08:00 – 08:20: Supercar warm-up

8:40 – 9:00 Supercars Drivers Parade

11.15am: Supercars Race 30 (161 laps)

LIKE WATCHING

Each session of the Bathurst 1000 will be streamed live on Fox Sports and Kayo.

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

– Broadcast times for LIVE races on Fox Sports:

6 October: 7:25am-6:00pm

7 October: 7.45am-5.45pm

8 October: 8.10am-6.30pm

9 October: 7:15-19:00 (race starts at 11:15)

Crashes galore at Bathurst 1000 | 02:37

WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday: Showers and highs of 16C

Friday: Rain increases and above 18°C

Saturday: Rain and highs of 18ºC

Sunday rain and highs of 18C

PODIUM 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)

SCORING OF THE 2022 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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

THE RACE

Rounds: 161

The distance: 6.213 km

Average speed: 178 km/h

Top speed: 300 km/h

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Mostert & Holdsworth win Bathurst 1000! | 00:55

ODDS (Sports Betting)

$4.00 Van Gisbergen/Tander

$5.50 Davison/Davison

$6.00 Waters/Moffat

$6.00 Mostert/Coulthard

$7.50 Feeney/Whincup

$10.00 De Pasquale/D’Alberto

$15 Lowndes/Fraser

$26 Winterbottom/Caruso

RECORDS

MOST BATHURST WINS

1. Peter Rock 9

2. Jim Richards, Craig Lowndes 7

3. Larry Perkins, Mark Skaife6

4.Steven Richards5

5. Allan Moffat, Greg Murphy, Jamie Whincup, Garth Tander4

Mostert & Holdsworth mull over 2021 win | 03:16

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 RACE

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 MOTORSPORTS

Will Brown/Jack Perkins

Brodie Kostecki/David Russell

team 18

Mark Winterbottom/Michael Caruso

Scott Pye/Tyler Everingham

COOLDRIVE RACE

Tim Slade/Tim Blanchard

GROVE RACE

Lee Holdsworth/Matt Payne (R)

David Reynolds/Matt Campbell

BRAD JONES RACE

Andre Heimgartner/Dale Wood

Bryce Fullwood/Dean Fiore

Macauley Jones/Jordan Boys

Jack Smith/Jaxon Evans (R)

PREMIAIR RACE

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 TECHNIQUE (WILDCARD)

Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser (R)

EREBUS MOTORSPORT (WILD CARD)

Richie Stanaway/Greg Murphy

MATT CHAHDA MOTORSPORTS (WILDCARD)

Matt Chahda (R)/Jaylyn Robotham (R)

(R) – Bathurst newcomer

Lowndes & Murphy on racing grid | 03:19

ORDERING THE BATHURST BOX TRACK

workshop/team

1. Triple Eight Race Technique

2. Dick Johnson Racing

3. Tickford races

4th Tickford race

5. Walkinshaw Andretti United

6. Erebus Motorsport

7. Brad Jones race

8. Brad Jones race

Brad Jones Racing (SCT Logistics)

9th team 18

10. Grove races

11. Matt Stone Racing

12th PremiAir race

13. Blanchard Racing Team

Matt Chahda Motorsport (wild card)

14. Triple Eight Racing Technique (Wildcard)

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