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2014 Supercheap Auto
Bathurst 1000
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New South Wales 2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Event Information
Round 11 of 14 in the 2014 International V8 Supercars Championship
Mount Panorama Circuit Map Overview.PNG
Date9–12 October 2014
LocationBathurst, New South Wales
VenueMount Panorama Circuit
WeatherFine
Results
Race 1
Distance 161 laps 1000 km
Pole position Shane van Gisbergen
Tekno Autosports
2:06.3267
Winner Chaz Mostert
Paul Morris
Ford Performance Racing
7:58:53.2052

The 2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 was an Australian touring car motor race for V8 Supercars, the thirtieth race of the 2014 International V8 Supercars Championship. It was held on Sunday, 12 October 2014 at the Mount Panorama Circuit on the outskirts of Bathurst, New South Wales, in Australia.[1]

The race was won by Ford Performance Racing drivers Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris, ahead of Nissan Motorsport's James Moffat and Taz Douglas, and the James Rosenberg Racing pair Nick Percat and Oliver Gavin. 2014 marked the longest running in the race's history, just shy of eight hours, and the first time the race has been won by a combination that started last.

Background[edit]

The 2014 race was the eighteenth running of the Australian 1000 race, which was first held after the organisational split between the Australian Racing Drivers Club and V8 Supercars Australia that saw two "Bathurst 1000" races contested in both 1997 and 1998. The 2014 race was also the 58th race for which the lineage can be traced back to the 1960 Armstrong 500 – held at Phillip Island – and the 55th to be held at Mount Panorama.

Volvo made its first appearance in a major endurance race at Bathurst since the factory supported Volvo Dealer Racing finished second and third in the 1999 Bob Jane T-Marts 500 with a pair of Volvo S40s. Garry Rogers Motorsport ran Volvo S60s under the banner of Volvo Polestar Racing.

In addition to the twenty five regular championship entries, two wildcard entries were accepted for the 2014 race. Of the two, the Dragon Motor Racing entry subsequently withdrew,[2] leaving only the Ford FG Falcon entered by Super Black Racing. The team featured much New Zealand symbology, similar to Team Kiwi Racing, although the only connection was some team personnel, notably drivers Andre Heimgartner and Ant Pedersen who had both previously driven with Team Kiwi Racing.

Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards were the defending race winners, but were not racing together in 2014 as Winterbottom was paired with Steve Owen at Ford Performance Racing, whilst Richards teamed up with Craig Lowndes at Triple Eight Race Engineering.

Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris won the race driving a Ford FG Falcon

Entry list[edit]

No. Drivers Team Car No. Drivers Team Car
1 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VF 18 Australia Jack Perkins
Australia Cameron Waters
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Ford Falcon FG
2 Australia Garth Tander
Australia Warren Luff
Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VF 21 Australia Dale Wood
New Zealand Chris Pither
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore VF
4 Australia Lee Holdsworth
New Zealand Craig Baird
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 22 Australia James Courtney
New Zealand Greg Murphy
Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VF
5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Steve Owen
Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon FG 23 Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Tim Blanchard
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden Commodore VF
6 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Paul Morris
Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon FG 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2
7 Australia Todd Kelly
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 34 Sweden Robert Dahlgren
Australia Greg Ritter
Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2
8 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Andrew Jones
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore VF 36 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33
9 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 55 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Dean Canto
Rod Nash Racing Ford Falcon FG
10 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Tony D'Alberto
Walkinshaw Racing Holden Commodore VF 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore VF
14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Luke Youlden
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore VF 111† New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
New Zealand Ant Pedersen
Super Black Racing Ford Falcon FG
15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia David Russell
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 222 Australia Nick Percat
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
James Rosenberg Racing Holden Commodore VF
16 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Ashley Walsh
Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon FG 360 Australia James Moffat
Australia Taz Douglas
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33
17 Australia David Wall
Australia Steven Johnson
Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon FG 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VF

† Denotes 'wildcard' entries.

Report[edit]

Free Practice[edit]

The first free practice session took place on the Thursday morning prior to the race with a duration of fifty minutes. The session was open to both championship drivers and co-drivers, with Chaz Mostert setting the fastest time ahead of James Moffat and Garth Tander. David Wall suffered a tyre failure on Conrod Straight, causing him to make contact with the wall and damaging the front and rear of the car. Cameron Waters hit the wall at the Cutting, damaging the rear of his car.[3] Both cars would miss the second free practice session, which was only for co-drivers. Four-time Bathurst winner Greg Murphy topped the session in his Holden Racing Team Commodore over the defending Bathurst winner Steven Richards and Brad Jones Racing's Luke Youlden.[4] The third practice session took place mid-afternoon and was littered with red flags, first for Robert Dahlgren and then Tander, who both had accidents at the Dipper. The session was restarted five minutes from the end and the top three cars all broke the practice lap record (2:06.8012, set by Craig Lowndes in 2010) in that time: David Reynolds set a 2:06.3714, Mark Winterbottom a 2:06.4813 and Fabian Coulthard a 2:06.5463.[5]

Ford Performance Racing topped both free practice sessions on Friday, with Steve Owen going fastest in the co-driver only session ahead of Youlden and Alexandre Prémat. After repairing Wall's car on Thursday, Dick Johnson Racing had more work to do after Ashley Walsh crashed the team's other car in an incident similar to that of Waters the day before.[6] In the fifth free practice session, Winterbottom became the first driver to set a lap time under 2:06 with a time of 2:05.9011, ahead of Scott McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup, who both set a time of 2:06.1.[7]

Summary
Session Time No. Driver Team Car Fastest lap Weather
Thursday
Practice 1 11:05 6 Chaz Mostert Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:08.0736 Dry, sunny
Practice 2 13:15 22 Greg Murphy Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore 2:08.5365 Dry, sunny
Practice 3 15:10 55 David Reynolds Rod Nash Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:06.3714 Dry, sunny
Friday
Practice 4 09:30 5 Steve Owen Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:06.7774 Dry, sunny
Practice 5 13:10 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:05.9011 Dry, sunny
Saturday
Practice 6 10:20 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:06.0635 Dry, sunny

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Drivers Team Car Lap time Difference Grid
1 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Luke Youlden
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:05.6080 Top
10
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore 2:05.7011 +0.0931 Top
10
3 21 Australia Dale Wood
New Zealand Chris Pither
Britek Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:06.2391 +0.6311 Top
10
4 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Steve Owen
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:06.2556 +0.6476 Top
10
5 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 2:06.3358 +0.7278 Top
10
6 8 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Andrew Jones
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:06.4769 +0.8689 Top
10
7 18 Australia Jack Perkins
Australia Cameron Waters
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:06.5347 +0.9267 Top
10
8 360 Australia James Moffat
Australia Taz Douglas
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima 2:06.6088 +1.0008 Top
10
9 2 Australia Garth Tander
Australia Warren Luff
Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore 2:06.6195 +1.0115 N/A1
10 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 2:06.7069 +1.0989 Top
10
11 22 Australia James Courtney
New Zealand Greg Murphy
Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore 2:06.7150 +1.1070 10
12 222 Australia Nick Percat
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
James Rosenberg Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:06.7451 +1.1371 11
13 7 Australia Todd Kelly
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima 2:06.8090 +1.2010 12
14 36 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima 2:06.8898 +1.2818 13
15 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia David Russell
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima 2:06.8902 +1.2822 14
16 16 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Ashley Walsh
Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:07.2720 +1.6640 15
17 9 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 2:07.4989 +1.8909 16
18 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth
New Zealand Craig Baird
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 2:07.5463 +1.9383 17
19 23 Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Tim Blanchard
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:07.5760 +1.9680 18
20 10 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Tony D'Alberto
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:07.8996 +2.2916 19
21 34 Sweden Robert Dahlgren
Australia Greg Ritter
Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 2:08.2603 +2.6523 20
22 17 Australia David Wall
Australia Steven Johnson
Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:08.3854 +2.7774 21
23 111 New Zealand Ant Pedersen
New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Super Black Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:08.4896 +2.8816 22
24 1 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 2:19.51362 +13.9056 23
25 55 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Dean Canto
Rod Nash Racing Ford FG Falcon 3:48.13452 +1:42.5265 24
EX3 6 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Paul Morris
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 2:06.8385 +1.2305 25
Source:[8]

Notes:

  • ^1 – The car of Garth Tander and Warren Luff was heavily damaged in a crash in the sixth free practice session, held on Saturday morning, which led to the car being withdrawn from the top ten shootout and the race.[9] As a result, all cars which did not qualify for the top ten shootout were moved up one position on the starting grid.
  • ^2David Reynolds and Jamie Whincup both crashed and caused a red flag during the qualifying session, which led to their fastest lap times being invalidated.
  • ^3Chaz Mostert originally qualified fourteenth but was excluded from the session for passing under red flags.[10]

Top 10 Shootout[edit]

Only nine cars took part in the top ten shootout after Garth Tander's car was heavily damaged in a crash in practice on Saturday morning. Eleventh-fastest qualifier James Courtney was originally promoted to take part of in the top ten shootout, but was later prevented from running after a protest from Triple Eight Race Engineering.[11]

Pos. No. Driver Team Running
order
Qualifying
time
Qualifying
position
Shootout
time
Final grid
position
1 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Tekno Autosports 8th 2:05.7011 2nd 2:06.3267 1st
2 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 6th 2:06.2556 4th 2:06.6389 2nd
3 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Garry Rogers Motorsport 5th 2:06.3358 5th 2:06.7782 3rd
4 8 Australia Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 4th 2:06.4769 6th 2:07.0431 4th
5 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Racing 9th 2:05.6080 1st 2:07.0568 5th
6 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 1st 2:06.7069 10th 2:07.7304 6th
7 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Motorsport 2nd 2:06.6088 8th 2:07.7453 7th
8 21 Australia Dale Wood Britek Motorsport 7th 2:06.2391 3rd 2:07.9923 8th
9 18 Australia Jack Perkins Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 3rd 2:06.5347 7th 2:08.2498 9th
Source:[12]

Starting grid[edit]

The following table represents the final starting grid for the race on Sunday:

Inside row Outside row
1 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Jonathon Webb
97 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Steve Owen
2
Tekno Autosports
(Holden Commodore VF)
Ford Performance Racing
(Ford Falcon FG)
3 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
33 8 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Andrew Jones
4
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Volvo S60 Mk.2)
Brad Jones Racing
(Holden Commodore VF)
5 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Luke Youlden
14 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
6
Brad Jones Racing
(Holden Commodore VF)
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Holden Commodore VF)
7 Australia James Moffat
Australia Taz Douglas
360 21 Australia Dale Wood
New Zealand Chris Pither
8
Nissan Motorsport
(Nissan Altima L33)
Britek Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VF)
9 Australia Jack Perkins
Australia Cameron Waters
18 22 Australia James Courtney
New Zealand Greg Murphy
10
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing
(Ford Falcon FG)
Holden Racing Team
(Holden Commodore VF)
11 Australia Nick Percat
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
222 7 Australia Todd Kelly
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
12
James Rosenberg Racing
(Holden Commodore VF)
Nissan Motorsport
(Nissan Altima L33)
13 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
36 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia David Russell
14
Nissan Motorsport
(Nissan Altima L33)
Nissan Motorsport
(Nissan Altima L33)
15 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Ashley Walsh
16 9 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
16
Dick Johnson Racing
(Ford Falcon FG)
Erebus Motorsport
(Mercedes-Benz E63 W212)
17 Australia Lee Holdsworth
New Zealand Craig Baird
4 23 Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Tim Blanchard
18
Erebus Motorsport
(Mercedes-Benz E63 W212)
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VF)
19 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Tony D'Alberto
10 34 Sweden Robert Dahlgren
Australia Greg Ritter
20
Walkinshaw Racing
(Holden Commodore VF)
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Volvo S60 Mk.2)
21 Australia David Wall
Australia Steven Johnson
17 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
New Zealand Ant Pedersen
22
Dick Johnson Racing
(Ford Falcon FG)
Super Black Racing
(Ford Falcon FG)
23 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
1 55 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Dean Canto
24
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Holden Commodore VF)
Rod Nash Racing
(Ford Falcon FG)
25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Paul Morris
6
Ford Performance Racing
(Ford Falcon FG)
Source: [13]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Drivers Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Paul Morris
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 161 7hr 58min 53.2052sec 25 300
2 360 Australia James Moffat
Australia Taz Douglas
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima 161 +4.1 s 7 276
3 222 Australia Nick Percat
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
James Rosenberg Racing Holden VF Commodore 161 +8.5 s 11 258
4 9 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 161 +10.4 s 16 240
5 1 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 161 +11.9 s 23 222
6 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Steve Owen
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 161 +16.7 s 2 204
7 7 Australia Todd Kelly
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima 161 +16.8 s 12 192
8 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia David Russell
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima 161 +28.1 s 14 180
9 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Luke Youlden
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 161 +30.8 s 5 168
10 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 161 +42.5 s 6 156
11 111 New Zealand Ant Pedersen
New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Super Black Racing Ford FG Falcon 161 +57.9 s 22 144
12 18 Australia Jack Perkins
Australia Cameron Waters
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Ford FG Falcon 161 +1:36.7 9 138
13 22 Australia James Courtney
New Zealand Greg Murphy
Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore 160 +1 lap 10 132
14 8 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Andrew Jones
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 158 +3 laps 4 126
15 36 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima 158 +3 laps 13 120
16 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore 158 +3 laps 1 114
17 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 150 +11 laps 3 108
Ret 23 Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Tim Blanchard
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 137 Accident 18
Ret 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth
New Zealand Craig Baird
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 132 Accident 17
Ret 55 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Dean Canto
Rod Nash Racing Ford FG Falcon 117 Alternator 24
Ret 34 Sweden Robert Dahlgren
Australia Greg Ritter
Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 114 Accident 20
Ret 10 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Tony D'Alberto
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 102 Accident 19
Ret 16 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Ashley Walsh
Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon 70 Accident 15
Ret 17 Australia David Wall
Australia Steven Johnson
Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon 64 Transaxle 21
Ret 21 Australia Dale Wood
New Zealand Chris Pither
Britek Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 45 Accident 8
DNS 2 Australia Garth Tander
Australia Warren Luff
Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore
Source:[14]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Hopes fade for Dragon V8 Supercars Wildcards". Speedcafe. 20 August 2014.
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  4. ^ "Murphy on top as pace quickens in Practice 2". Speedcafe. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Reynolds leads record breaking Thursday practice". Speedcafe. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  6. ^ "More repairs for DJR as FPR continues form". Speedcafe. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
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  12. ^ "Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars Championship Results – Top 10 Shootout". V8Supercars.com.au. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
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