2006 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

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2006 Supercheap Auto 1000
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The 2006 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 was an endurance race for V8 Supercars, held on 8 October 2006 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. It was Round 9 of the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

The event was the tenth running of the Australia 1000 race, first held after the organisational split over the Bathurst 1000 that occurred in 1997. It was also the 50th race in a sequence of endurance events beginning with the 1960 Armstrong 500 held at Phillip Island.

The race winners were awarded the Peter Brock Trophy, commemorating the recent death of nine time Bathurst winner, Peter Brock. Perhaps fittingly the race was won by Brock's protégé, Craig Lowndes and his Team Betta Electrical co-driver Jamie Whincup. It was Whincup's first "Bathurst 1000" win following on from his second place in the 2005 Supercheap Auto 1000. Whincup became the 51st drive to win in the combined history of the race. It was Lowndes second win, achieved ten years after his 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000 win. It was also the first "1000" win for Triple Eight Race Engineering which first contested the event in 1997.

Support race tragedy[edit]

During Race 1 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series There was a multiple-car crash involving Mark Porter, who was seriously injured and would die Monday after the race. Porter qualified the #12 Falcon for Brad Jones Racing. His name was left on the window of the BJR Falcon as a mark of respect.

Top ten shootout[edit]

Pos No Team Driver Car Time
Pole 2 Holden Racing Team Australia Mark Skaife Holden VZ Commodore 2:07.4221
2 6 Ford Performance Racing Australia Jason Bright Ford BA Falcon 2:07.7292
3 15 Toll HSV Dealer Team Australia Rick Kelly Holden VZ Commodore 2:07.7919
4 3 Tasman Motorsport New Zealand Jason Richards Holden VZ Commodore 2:08.0657
5 7 Jack Daniel's Racing New Zealand Steven Richards Holden VZ Commodore 2:08.5399
6 888 Team Betta Electrical Australia Craig Lowndes Ford BA Falcon 2:08.5403
7 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Dean Canto Holden VZ Commodore 2:08.5841
8 51 Supercheap Auto Racing New Zealand Greg Murphy Holden VZ Commodore 2:08.6663
9 1 Caltex Racing Australia Russell Ingall Ford BA Falcon 2:09.0987
10 17 Dick Johnson Racing Australia Steven Johnson Ford BA Falcon 2:09.5437

Official results[edit]

Pos No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
Pos
Shootout
Pos
Series
Points
1 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Australia Craig Lowndes
Australia Jamie Whincup
Ford BA Falcon 161 7 6 320
2 15 HSV Dealer Team Australia Rick Kelly
Australia Todd Kelly
Holden VZ Commodore 161 3 3 310
3 4 Stone Brothers Racing Australia James Courtney
Australia Glenn Seton
Ford BA Falcon 161 11 300
4 1 Stone Brothers Racing Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Luke Youlden
Ford BA Falcon 161 6 9 290
5 7 Perkins Motorsport New Zealand Steven Richards
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Holden VZ Commodore 161 8 5 280
6 67 Paul Morris Motorsport Australia Paul Morris
Australia Steve Ellery
Holden VZ Commodore 161 15 270
7 55 Rod Nash Racing Australia Steve Owen
Australia Tony Longhurst
Holden VZ Commodore 161 19 260
8 50 Paul Weel Racing Australia Nathan Pretty
Australia Paul Weel
Holden VZ Commodore 161 DNQ 250
9 18 Dick Johnson Racing Australia Alex Davison
Australia Grant Denyer
Ford BA Falcon 161 13 240
10 10 WPS Racing Australia Jason Bargwanna
New Zealand Craig Baird
Ford BA Falcon 161 17 230
11 14 Brad Jones Racing Australia John Bowe
Australia Brad Jones
Ford BA Falcon 161 18 220
12 88 Triple Eight Race Engineering United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Ford BA Falcon 161 20 210
13 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Greg Ritter
Australia Cameron McLean
Holden VZ Commodore 160 16 200
14 8 WPS Racing Brazil Max Wilson
Australia David Besnard
Ford BA Falcon 160 22 190
15 23 Tasman Motorsport Australia Owen Kelly
Australia Mark Noske
Holden VZ Commodore 159 24 180
16 26 Britek Motorsport Australia José Fernández
Australia Tony Ricciardello
Ford BA Falcon 159 29 170
17 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Dean Canto
Australia Lee Holdsworth
Holden VZ Commodore 129 9 7 160
DNF 3 Tasman Motorsport New Zealand Jason Richards
Australia Andrew Jones
Holden VZ Commodore 151 4 4
DNF 51 Paul Weel Racing New Zealand Greg Murphy
Australia Cameron McConville
Holden VZ Commodore 104 5 8
DNF 25 Britek Motorsport Australia Warren Luff
Australia Adam Macrow
Ford BA Falcon 102 21
DNF 16 HSV Dealer Team Australia Anthony Tratt
Australia Tony D'Alberto
Holden VZ Commodore 93 26
DNF 20 Paul Cruickshank Racing Australia Marcus Marshall
Australia Jonathon Webb
Ford BA Falcon 90 28
DNF 021 Team Kiwi Racing New Zealand Paul Radisich
New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Holden VZ Commodore 71 23
DNF 12 Brad Jones Racing Australia Dale Brede
Australia Michael Caruso
New Zealand Mark Porter*
Ford BA Falcon 59 25
DNF 5 Ford Performance Racing Australia David Brabham
New Zealand Matt Halliday
Ford BA Falcon 56 14
DNF 6 Ford Performance Racing Australia Jason Bright
Australia Mark Winterbottom
Ford BA Falcon 28 2 2
DNF 17 Dick Johnson Racing Australia Steven Johnson
Australia Will Davison
Ford BA Falcon 27 10 10
DNF 22 Holden Racing Team New Zealand Jim Richards
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Holden VZ Commodore 24 12
DNF 39 Paul Morris Motorsport Australia Alan Gurr
New Zealand Kayne Scott
Holden VZ Commodore 24 DNQ
DNF 11 Perkins Motorsport Australia Jack Perkins
Australia Shane Price
Holden VZ Commodore 1 27
DNF 2 Holden Racing Team Australia Mark Skaife
Australia Garth Tander
Holden VZ Commodore 0 1 1

*Mark Porter practiced in the #12 Falcon, but was injured in a serious crash in a support race on the day before the race. Michael Caruso was drafted into the team so the car could race. Porter would die Monday from the injuries in the crash.

Statistics[edit]

  • Provisional Pole Position - #2 Mark Skaife - 2:06.9764
  • Pole Position - #2 Mark Skaife - 2:07.4221
  • Fastest Lap - #888 Craig Lowndes - 2:08.6571 (new lap record)
  • Average Speed - 143 km/h

External links[edit]

V8 Supercar
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2006 Betta Electrical 500
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series Next race:
2006 Gilette V8 Supercar Challenge
Previous year:
2005 Supercheap Auto 1000
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2007 Supercheap Auto 1000