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Most Sought Afer Racing Event of Australia
Bathurst 100, information pills also known by Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, find is a 1000 kilometer annual race held in Australia on Mount Panorama Circuit. It is regarded as one of the most sought after racing events among sports aficionados and is often regarded as the epitome of Australian Motorsport Racing. The original concept of the race started with 1960 Armstrong 500 and since then annual races continued to take place year after another. From 1999 onwards, nurse the race comprises of only V8 Super Cars. Earlier the racing event used to take place one day prior to first Monday of October which is a Labor Day (public holiday). But in the recent times, the race takes place on the second Sunday of October every year. Winner of this championship is presented with Peter Brock trophy, a memoir to commemorate the death anniversary of Peter Brock; who was a globally acclaimed race driver.
Cars Allowed to Race in Bathurst 1000
The cars used in this mega racing championship are loosely based on 4 door and on-road going cars. The cars have a control chassis and one few body panels are common between the race cars and road cars. The cars must be using 5.0 litres with V8 engine. In order to minimize costing, all the doors and front guards are made up of composite material. Safety measures are duly taken care of in the event if the driver witnesses an accident.
As of 2014, only limited number of V8 cars are allowed to compete in the Bathurst 1000. Some of the important ones are described under the following headings:
- Nissan Altimas: In early 90s, Nissan manufactured a car named GT-R and it participated in the Bathurst 1000. The car wiped out every other in the race and due to which it was nicknamed as Godzilla. In the year 2014, the Son of Godzilla returns and it finished race ranked 19. It has very good aerodynamic package consisting of rear wing, side skirts, splitter and a front spoiler. It weights around 3000 lbs and is front engined with real drive.New Godzilla might show up again in year 2017, as NISMO team is preparing something special.
- Ford Falcon (FG): It is a full size car from the Ford Australian Motor Company and it has been competing in the competition since 2008. This is the 7th generation of Ford and has achieved 5 star safety ratings from ANCAP. It is a sedan car with 2 doors for coupe utility while the other 2 for chassis utility. It has 6 speed manual with front engine and rear wheel drive.
- Holden Commodore VF: The car is owned by GM Holden Ltd and its production started in 2013. It is the latest addition to the Bathurst 1000 race. It has 6.0 liters Generation 4 Alloy V8 engine and comes with 5 door station wagon. It has new style in the front with sculptured appearance in the back.
2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
The last edition of this touring car sports championship was held on 12th October 2014. It was the 13th installment of this race event and marked the longest running race in the history of Bathurst 1000. The race was completed over a period of around 8 hours after a nail biting finish. The race was won by Paul Morris and Chaz Mostert of Ford Performance Racing drivers. The first runners up were Taz Doughlas and James Moffat while the second runners up were Oliver Gavin and Nick Percat. It was the first time that this race saw the combination to finish the competition that started last.
2015 Auto Bathurst 1000 Racing Event
The calendar event for this year’s Australian motorcar sport racing is out and it is going to commence from October 8th to 11th in 2015. For this year, the V8 Super cars have refined the game format and has introduced multiple race winners with the objective of maximum attack. Apart from that, few other modifications have been made and it includes two new signature events for customary race. Each SuperSprint event is going to include 2 hours of Friday practice for the purpose of team testing. V8 Super cars says that this year’s racing will be a great opening launch and it will witness a style that has not been seen before. The game will test the driving caliber of racers like Kelly, Davison, Lowndes and Luff.
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