V8s to smash land speed records — over and over again

Skippy also feels the need for speed. Kangaroos are an exceptionally Australian hazard at Mount Panorama.

It’s generally known as The Great Race for a set off — due to the annual Bathurst 1000, fairly merely, is simply that.

161 laps of uncooked vitality, uncooked emotion, pleasure, heartbreak and cries of what might want been. The Bathurst 1000 is THE racing occasion on the motorsports calendar in Australia.

Here are 32 stuff you’ll not uncover out about Bathurst and high-speed chase for glory on October 7, 2018. Don’t miss the schedule on the underside.

Sir Malcolm Campbell and The Bluebird at Brooklands. His 1927 land speed record isn’t too far off the top speed of modern day V8 Supercars at Mt Panorama this weekend

Sir Malcolm Campbell and The Bluebird at Brooklands. His 1927 land velocity doc isn’t too far off the easiest velocity of updated day V8 Supercars at Mt Panorama this weekendSource:News Limited

► 1 — V8 Supercars will smash greater than 30 land velocity data all by the Bathurst 1000 this weekend. Sure, it’s each velocity doc as rather a lot as Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 279.8km/h (174.883mph) effort in his famous Bluebird in 1927 … nonetheless nonetheless. The extreme velocity for V8 Supercars is about 295-300km/h. Fire up over Gaston Chasseloup-Laubat, who topped out his electrical Jeantaud at 62.7km/h (39.245mph) per week ahead of Christmas in 1898. Gaston is the primary listed doc on Land Speed Record (have a look at them out). Did you understand that Henry Ford furthermore held a land velocity doc when in 1904 he clocked 146.1km/h (91.371mph) at Lake St Clair in his … accurately, Ford*. Go resolve.

► 2 — If you drove from the center of Sydney to Bathurst at Pommy Andy Green’s 1997 land velocity doc, you’d get there in 10 minutes give or take. Green piloted the Thrust SSC to a cool 1268.856km/h (763.035mph) — so there’s actually no time to cease on the Maccas drive-through or the bottlo at these speeds.

The very low flying British Thrust Supersonic Car driven by RAF pilot Squadron Leader Andy Green at the remote Black Rock Desert in Nevada in 1997. It’s fair to say, the Supercars won’t break Green’s record

The very low flying British Thrust Supersonic Car pushed by RAF pilot Squadron Leader Andy Green on the distant Black Rock Desert in Nevada in 1997. It’s reliable to say, the Supercars gained’t break Green’s docSource:News Limited

Squadron Leader Andy Green going much, much slower

Squadron Leader Andy Green going hundreds, hundreds slowerSource:AFP

► 3 — The Bathurst 1000 is a 1000km race … the home from Sydney to Brisbane. (See Point 2: Andy would make this a extraordinarily transient race).

► 4 — The race is pushed over about 6.5 hours.

► 5 — There are 161 laps of a 6.123km circuit.

► 6 — The frequent velocity is 161.5km/h and extreme velocity of about 300km/h.

► 7 — 2018 is the 58th working of the race. It was first held at Bathurst in 1963 on account of the Armstrong 500, ‘The Great Race’ has featured at Mount Panorama ever since.

Thousands of fans ascend Mount Panorama every year for the Bathurst 1000

Thousands of followers ascend Mount Panorama yearly for the Bathurst 1000Source:Getty Images

► 8 — The hottest grid place for winners is a tie between the 2 front-row grid positions. Pole has gained the race 11 conditions, whereas autos beginning second, together with remaining yr’s winners David Reynolds and Luke Youlden, have furthermore gained 11 conditions. The remaining time pole gained the race was 2009 with Garth Tander and Will Davison for the Holden Racing Team.

► 9 — A driver’s frequent coronary coronary coronary heart value is 170 beats per minute

► 10 — The cabin temperature in a V8 Supercar can rise to 60 ranges Celsius

► 11 — A driver’s core physique temp can rise to 39 ranges Celsius — fever stage

► 12 — A driver does the equal of 1200 x 120kg single leg presses to exert the required brake pedal strain

► 13 — This yr is the 45th and remaining Bathurst 1000 for the Ford Falcon. Falcon made its Bathurst enduro debut in 1967 and gained first outing with the late Harry Firth and Fred Gibson in a factory-entered XR GT.

► 14 — Falcon has delivered Ford 14 of its 19 wins, the final word in 2014 with Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris.

The most prolific winners of the Bathurst 1000 — not surprisingly — come from the front row of the grid. Picture: Daniel Kalisz(Getty Images)

The most prolific winners of the Bathurst 1000 — not surprisingly — come from the doorway row of the grid. Picture: Daniel Kalisz(Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

► 15 — The closest Bathurst race end between competing autos (versus teammates lining up for a form end) is 0.1434-seconds in 2016 between Will Davison and Shane van Gisbergen.

► 16 — The most knowledgeable Bathurst 1000 driver all through the 2018 matter is Steve Richards, who will co-drive the Autobarn Lowndes Racing Commodore with Craig Lowndes and make his 26th Bathurst 1000 begin.

► 17 — Just 5 drivers have additional begins than the four-time winner in ‘The Great Race’: Steve’s father Jim Richards; the late Peter Brock; Colin Bond; Bruce Stewart; and Bob Holden.

► 18 — There are 4 Bathurst 1000 rookies on this yr’s matter nonetheless none are rookies on the Mount Panorama circuit. Kiwi Earl Bamber has been a category winner all through the Bathurst 12 Hour whereas Anton de Pasquale, Will Brown and Bryce Fullwood all have competed there all through the Dunlop Super2 Series.

► 19 — The freeway over Mt Panorama was initially inbuilt 1938 as a scenic vacationer drive. The circuit is public freeway on non-race weekends.

The late Peter Brock, the undisputed King of the Mountain, passes the damaged Geoff Wade’s Gemini to win the race in 1980

The late Peter Brock, the undisputed King of the Mountain, passes the broken Geoff Wade’s Gemini to win the race in 1980Source:News Corp Australia

► 20 — The township of Bathurst, 200km from Sydney, was established in 1814.

► 21 — Bathurst, with a inhabitants of nearly 37,000, is the oldest inland settlement in Australia.

► 22 — The first freeway to cross the Blue Mountains was 3.7m broad and 163.3km extended, constructed between July 1814 and January 1815 by 5 freemen, 30 convict labourers and eight troopers as guards. (Roads out that technique have undoubtedly modified as of late)

► 23 — Holden and Ford have dominated the Bathurst 1000 endurance elementary, worthwhile 49 of the 55 races between them. Just six wins have been claimed by utterly totally different producers.

► 24 — Holden has gained 31 conditions

► 25 — Holden legend Peter Brock is the undisputed King of the Mountain, worthwhile the race a doc 9 conditions.

The last waltz: This is the last year of the Ford Falcon on the mountain. Here is John Goss, driving Ford Falcon XA, winning the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000.

The remaining waltz: This is the final word yr of the Ford Falcon on the mountain. Here is John Goss, driving Ford Falcon XA, worthwhile the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000.Source:News Corp Australia

► 26 — There are 14 former winners of the Bathurst 1000 on this yr’s matter of 52 drivers in 26 autos.

► 27 — There are 12 utterly totally different drivers on this yr’s matter which have completed on the Bathurst podium ahead of nonetheless not gained the race.

► 28 — This yr’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is Garry Rogers Motorsport’s 700th Supercars Championship race. The staff gained the race in 2000 with Garth Tander and Jason Bargwanna claiming the checkered flag.

► 29 — The most variety of Safety Car intervals in a Bathurst 1000 is 13 all through the 2000 race.

► 30 — The most variety of laps affected by the Safety Car is 48 of the 161 laps all through the 2006 race.

► 31 — The doc for primarily basically essentially the most variety of autos on the lead lap on the tip of the Bathurst 1000 is 19 in 2010 2011, 2012 and 2013. Last yr there have been 10 autos on the lead lap on the tip of the rain-affected race with 20 of the 26 starters categorized as finishers.

► 32 — Drivers should be looking for numerous drivers and … kangaroos #straya

Skippy also feels the need for speed. Kangaroos are an exceptionally Australian hazard at Mount Panorama.

Skippy furthermore feels the necessity for velocity. Kangaroos are an exceptionally Australian hazard at Mount Panorama.Source:TEN

THURSDAY OCTOBER 4

► 09:35 — 10:35: V8 Supercars Practice One

► 12:55 — 13:55: V8 Supercars Practice Two

► 15:05 — 16:05: V8 Supercars Practice Three

FRIDAY OCTOBER 5

► 08:30 — 09:30: V8 Supercars Practice Four (co-drivers)

► 11:15 — 12:15: V8 Supercars Practice Five

► 15:50 — 16:30: V8 Supercars Qualifying (Race 25)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6

► 10:00 — 11:00: V8 Supercars Practice Six

► 17:10 — 17:55: V8 Supercars Top 10 Shootout (Race 25)

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7

► 11:10 — 18:00: V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000 (Race 25)

*Just 114 years later, Falcon will not grace the mountain, modified by Ford Mustang subsequent yr. Henry would utterly approve.

 

 

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