1998 AMP Bathurst 1000

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This article is about the Super Touring car race. For the V8Supercar race, see 1998 FAI 1000.
1998 AMP Bathurst 1000
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The 1998 AMP Bathurst 1000 was the 39th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. It was held on 4 October 1998 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst. It was the second year of the controversial split between race organisers, the Australian Racing Drivers Club, and V8 Supercar, which had led to Australia's leading touring car series leaving the Bathurst 1000. The V8 Supercar teams raced the 1998 FAI 1000 race, held six weeks later. The race distance was 161 laps, approximately 1000 km.

Class structure[edit]

The 1998 AMP Bathurst 1000 was an endurance race for Super Touring Cars, New Zealand Touring Cars and Production Cars.

ST[edit]

The class featured International Group 2 Touring Cars, otherwise known as Supertouring. It featured teams from Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain fielding a total of 29 cars. Featured cars were: Alfa Romeo 155, Audi A4, BMW 318i, BMW 320i, Ford Mondeo, Honda Accord, Hyundai Lantra, Nissan Primera, Peugeot 405, Peugeot 406, Toyota Carina, Vauxhall Cavalier, Vauxhall Vectra and Volvo S40.

NZ[edit]

The New Zealand touring car series, Schedule S, was invited and the nine car entry featured: BMW 320i, BMW 325i, Ford Telstar, Honda Integra, Nissan Sentra, Peugeot 405, Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Corona.

3E[edit]

Production cars, conforming to an older version of the Australian Production Car Championship regulations were also invited with five cars arriving. They cars were: Honda Civic, Mazda 626 and Toyota Camry.

Top ten run-off[edit]

Post-qualifying shootout results as follows:[1]

Pos No Team Driver Car Time
1 40 Volvo S40 Racing Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo S40 2:14.9265
2 34 Team Dynamics New Zealand Steven Richards Nissan Primera 2:16.4143
3 4 Volvo S40 Racing United Kingdom Tim Harvey Volvo S40 2:16.4672
4 80 Vauxhall Sport New Zealand Greg Murphy Vauxhall Vectra 2:16.7782
5 8 Team Vectra United Kingdom Derek Warwick Vauxhall Vectra 2:17.3103
6 2 Audi Sport Australia Australia Paul Morris Audi A4 Quattro 2:18.2657
7 1 Audi Sport Australia Australia Brad Jones Audi A4 Quattro 2:18.3658
8 29 Brookes Motorsport United Kingdom Lee Brookes Honda Accord 2:18.9932
9 12 Greenfield Mowers Racing Australia Cameron McLean BMW 320i 2:19.1715
10 88 Knight Racing Australia Peter Hills Ford Mondeo 2:22.9436

Official results[edit]

Race results as follows:[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
Pos
Shootout
Pos
1 ST 40 Volvo S40 Racing Sweden Rickard Rydell
New Zealand Jim Richards
Volvo S40 161 2 1
2 ST 34 Team Dynamics New Zealand Steven Richards
United Kingdom Matt Neal
Nissan Primera 161 3 2
3 ST 1 Audi Sport Australia Australia Brad Jones
Australia Cameron McConville
Audi A4 Quattro 161 5 7
4 ST 12 Greenfield Mowers Racing Australia Cameron McLean
Australia Tony Scott
BMW 320i 159 8 9
5 ST 8 Team Vectra United Kingdom Derek Warwick
United Kingdom John Cleland
Vauxhall Vectra 157 6 5
6 ST 88 Knight Racing Australia Peter Hills
Australia Domenic Beninca
Ford Mondeo 155 10 10
7 ST 30 Roadchill Express Australia Troy Searle
Australia Luke Searle
BMW 320i 152 12
8 ST 22 Rod Wilson Australia Rodney Forbes
Australia Rod Wilson
BMW 318i 152 15
9 ST 16 Faber-Castell Racing Australia Justin Mathews
Australia Bob Holden
Australia Paul Nelson
BMW 318i 145 16
10 NZ 64 International Motorsport New Zealand Kevin Bell
New Zealand Rod Hicks
BMW 320i 144 28
11 ST 20 Dennis Chapman New Zealand Dennis Chapman
New Zealand Brian Bradshaw
BMW 320i 144 22
12 NZ 65 International Motorsport New Zealand Aaron Harris
New Zealand Miles Worsley
BMW 325i 141 33
13 ST 45 David Auger United Kingdom David Auger
New Zealand Lawrie Kyte
Alfa Romeo 155 137 17
14 3E 35 Tom Watkinson Australia Tom Watkinson
Australia Calvin Gardiner
Mazda 626 136 36
15 3E 71 Rebound Clothing Co. Australia Phil Kirkham
Australia Matt Lehmann
Mazda 626 135 34
16 NZ 67 Geoff Short New Zealand Geoff Short
New Zealand Greg Goudie
Ford Telstar 131 32
17 3E 37 Ken Talbert Australia Ken Talbert
Australia Carlos Rolfo
Mazda 626 130 39
18 ST 25 Rodney James Jones United Kingdom Mike Newton
Australia Jamie Miller
Vauxhall Cavalier 128 30
DNF ST 14 Nigel Barclay New Zealand Blair Smith
Australia Jim Cornish
Nissan Primera 139 13
DNF NZ 63 International Motorsport New Zealand Jason Richards
New Zealand Barrie Tomlinson
BMW 320i 128 24
NC NZ 68 Wayne Johnson New Zealand Wayne Johnson
New Zealand Maurice O'Reilly
Honda Integra 120 37
NC ST 49 Grid Motorsport Australia Anthony Robson
Australia Ric Shaw
BMW 318i 112 23
NC NZ 70 Air Vanuatu / Bartercard New Zealand Ted Jarvis
New Zealand Tony Rutherford
Toyota Corolla 111 41
NC ST 11 All Auto Parts Australia Milton Leslight
Australia Dennis Cribbin
Toyota Carina 110 27
NC ST 58 HVE Motorsport Australia Paul Pickett
Australia Peter Rushton
Australia Nigel Stones
Hyundai Lantra 107 19
DNF ST 2 Audi Sport Australia Australia Paul Morris
New Zealand Paul Radisich
Audi A4 Quattro 84 7 6
DNF ST 80 Team Vectra New Zealand Greg Murphy
Australia Russell Ingall
Vauxhall Vectra 83 1 4
DNF ST 4 Volvo S40 Racing United Kingdom Tim Harvey
Sweden Jan Nilsson
Volvo S40 82 4 3
DNF ST 98 Knight Racing Australia Paula Elstrek
Australia Damien Digby
Australia Heidi O'Neill
Ford Mondeo 78 25
DNF ST 77 Motorsport Developments Australia Malcolm Rea
Australia Wayne Wakefield
Toyota Carina 76 23
DNF ST 24 Bruce Miles Australia Bruce Miles
Australia Murray Cleland
BMW 318i 63 20
DNF 3E 38 Phoenix Motorsport Australia David Ratcliff
Australia Ron Searle
Toyota Camry 59 35
DNF NZ 61 Prestige Motorsports Management New Zealand Peter Van Breugel
New Zealand Ian Spurle
New Zealand Mike Eady
Nissan Sentra 56 26
DNF ST 10 TC Motorsport New Zealand Tony Newman
Australia Mark Williamson
Peugeot 406 52 11
DNF ST 29 Brookes Motorsport United Kingdom Robb Gravett
United Kingdom Lee Brookes
Honda Accord 49 9 8
DNF NZ 90 Robert Ker New Zealand Bernie Gillon
New Zealand Paul Pederson
Toyota Corona 47 31
DNF NZ 62 BT Motorsport New Zealand Bill Tunzelmann
New Zealand Malcolm Udy
Peugeot 405 47 31
DNF 3E 33 Burwood Motorsport Australia Allan Letcher
Australia Adam Macrow
Honda Civic 34 38
DNF ST 18 Aaron McGill Australia Aaron McGill
Australia Clayton Haynes
Peugeot 405 24 18
DNF ST 60 Knight Racing Australia Warren Luff
Australia Mark Zonneveld
Ford Mondeo 18 14
DNF ST 23 MF Motorsport Australia Mike Fitzgerald
Australia Jenni Thompson
Peugeot 405 17 29
DNF ST 15 Nigel Barclay United Kingdom Jamie Wall
Australia Mark Adderton
Honda Accord 14 42
DNS NZ 66 Suzuki Value Finance New Zealand Max Pennington
New Zealand Grant Aitken
New Zealand Chris Bird
Suzuki Baleno

Statistics[edit]

  • Provisional Pole Position - #80 Greg Murphy
  • Pole Position - #40 Rickard Rydell - 2:14.9265
  • Fastest Lap - #40 Rickard Rydell - 2:17.9558 - Lap 153
  • Average Speed - N/A
  • Race Time - 6:54:23.4756

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 AMP Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Bathurst Session 21 – Run off AMP BATHURST 1000". National Software. 3 October 1998. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ "1998 AMP Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Bathurst Session 30 – 1998 AMP BATHURST 1000". National Software. 4 October 1998. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  • Normoyle, Steve (1998). The Great Race 18. Chevron Publishing Group. ISSN 1031-6124. 
  • Normoyle, Steve (1998). Official 1998 Great Race Programme. Chevron Publishing Group. ISSN 1327-1970. 
  • Auto Action, 2–8 October 1998
  • Auto Action, 9–15 October 1998