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PREVIEW: BATHURST 2015

 

Jamie Whincup – Car #1

“Combining Sandown’s result and Bathurst 2014 results, we are pretty hungry going into this weekend. It’s the biggest race of the year, the one everyone wants to win. We feel like we have prepared well, we have improved the car speed over the last 2-3 months. If we all get on board and have great team work, we have a great shot. It is a massively long day, weather always plays a big part and we are going in as the underdogs. But we will go in and cause an upset!”

 

Craig Lowndes – Car #888

“Bathurst is one of the biggest races in my eyes. Being such a big race, of 161 laps and pairing up with Richo, it’s the race I want to win. It is a globally recognised race and a hell of a challenge, not only for the drivers but the team. Making the car fast is one element but getting strategy is the other part, it is very critical. Last year we didn’t finish the race off the way we would have liked, so we are looking forward to getting back there and giving it a red hot go to get on that top step.”

 

After a rocky finish at the Sandown 500, Red Bull Racing Australia heads to the Mountain for the Bathurst 1000. The second race in the Pirtek Enduro Cup, Bathurst is the big one!

Practice kicks off on Thursday with three sessions. Friday sees another two practice sessions followed by qualifying. Things heat up on Saturday as all drivers get one more session and then head into the Top Ten Shoot Out. Sunday starts bright and early with the warm up and then finally the race we’ve all been waiting for, 161 laps of the Mount Panorama circuit, the Bathurst 1000.

 

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000– Mount Panorama

Circuit length: 6.213km

Circuit direction: Anti-Clockwise

Average speed: 178km/h

Maximum speed: 300km/h

 

2014

JW CL
Qualifying Race 23rd 6th
Race 5th 10th

 

Championship standings

1st – Mark Winterbottom, 2215 points

2nd – Chaz Mostert, 2017 points

3rd – David Reynolds, 1855 points

4th – Craig Lowndes, 1792 points

5th – Fabian Coulthard, 1694 points

8th – Jamie Whincup, 1586 points

 

1st – Pepsi Max Crew, 4252 points

2nd – RBRA, 3388 points

3rd – HRT, 3335 points

4th – BJR, 2894 points

5th – Jack Daniel’s Racing, 2327 points