Mostert ruled out for the season

Laine Clark 10:38 PM   Instead of a fitting tribute, the Ford team of injured V8 Supercars star Chaz Mostert is now seeking a fitting replacement.

Top drivers left with mountain to climb

Mark Winterbottom missed the top 10 shootout.

Mark Fogarty 8:56 PM   V8 Supercars championship rivals Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes have a fight on their hands in Sunday's Bathurst 1000 – and not just against each other.

Reynolds snares pole in wet Bathurst qualifying

David Reynolds celebrates with co-driver Dean Canto after taking pole position for the Bathurst 1000.

Mark Fogarty 8:04 PM   Ford driver David Reynolds has pole position for Sunday's Bathurst 1000 after emerging fastest in the top 10 shootout in wet conditions at Mount Panorama.

Forty years ago Brock changed everything

Mark Fogarty.

Mark Fogarty 6:02 PM   The history of the Bathurst 1000 is the chronology of the Ford versus Holden rivalry that has sustained Australian touring car racing – what is now V8 Supercars – for nearly 50 years.

Driver airlifted after horror Bathurst crash

Smash: Driver Damien Flack has injured in spectacular Bathurst crash.

10:21 AM   Driver Damien Flack is conscious and in the hands of medical professionals after an awful crash in a lead-up race at the Bathurst 1000.

A golden era for MotoGP, says Doohan

Tight contest: Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi have created a golden era for MotoGP, according to former champ Mick Doohan.

Stephen Ottley 1:50 PM   Australian racing legend Mick Doohan believes the two-wheel action is as good as it has ever been.

Mostert breaks leg in horror crash

Chaz Mostert's car after he crashed out during qualifying.

Mark Fogarty   Bathurst 1000 champion Chaz Mostert will not get to defend his title after suffering severe injuries in a huge qualifying crash at Mount Panorama on Friday.

Defending champ crashes at Bathurst

Chaz Mostert won the Great Race last year with Paul Morris in a famous last-to-first effort.

Defending Bathurst 1000 champion Chaz Mostert has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg and fractured wrist after a spectacular crash that has suspended qualifying until Saturday.

Returning champion Ambrose tightlipped on V8 future

 Marcos Ambrose.

Mark Fogarty   Former V8 Supercars champion Marcos Ambrose's return to the sport in which he was such a dominant force 10 years ago hasn't exactly been a happy homecoming.

Mountain man Ingall rewinds the clock with supercar scion Jack Perkins

 Russell Ingall

Mark Fogarty   Twenty years ago, Russell Ingall partnered V8 legend Larry Perkins to an improbable victory in the Bathurst 1000 in their Holden Commodore. This year he's driving with his son.

Waters fires up at Bathurst

Cameron Waters clocked the fastest time in morning practice.

In a shot in the arm for defending champion Chaz Mostert, co-driver Cameron Waters has topped the practice timesheets with a blistering time ahead of Bathurst 1000 qualifying.

Bottle-O driver David Reynolds fined $25,000 for sexist comment

Bottle-O driver David Reynolds at practice for the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama on Thursday.

Bottle-O driver David Reynolds has been fined $25,000 following "disgraceful" comments made during a press conference about an all female team.

Jamie Whincup looking to Bathurst 1000 to boost form

Whincup was back in front at last month's Sandown 500 and on course to win until a freak pit-stop puncture ended his run.

Mark Fogarty   Defending V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup blames himself as much as his team – if not more – for the struggles this season that have almost certainly cost him a seventh title.

Bathurst: Coulthard's move sets off scramble for driver positions

BATHURST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08: Fabian Coulthard drives the #14 the Freightliner Racing Holden during practice for the Bathurst 1000, which is race 25 of the V8 Supercars Championship at Mount Panorama on October 8, 2015 in Bathurst, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Mark Fogarty   Fabian Coulthard's impending move to DJR Team Penske has triggered a frenzy of "silly season" activity, with the other out-of-contract drivers vying for the remaining vacancies.

Chaz Mostert has hard act to follow at Bathurst

Chaz Mostert has been the qualifying king of the V8 season so far with 10 pole positions and recent strong race performances.

Mark Fogarty   Ford flyer Chaz Mostert is under no illusions that his remarkable victory in last year's extraordinary Bathurst 1000 was anything but unlikely.

Heartbroken Courtney ruled out of Bathurst

James Courtney

Injured V8 Supercars star James Courtney is confident of returning to racing in a fortnight despite receiving the heartbreaking news he must pull out of this weekend's Bathurst 1000.

Formula One could be sold this year: Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone" "I thought it would be a good idea to give them a showcase."

Formula One could have new owners by the end of the year with three parties currently interested, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Tuesday.

Whincup aims for Bathurst redemption

Whincup was back in front at last month's Sandown 500 and on course to win until a freak pit-stop puncture ended his run.

​The pain of last year's Bathurst 1000 still burns for six-time V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup.

Iconic Bathurst moments par for the course for Canberra volunteer

Chief Grid Marshal Michelle Luke will be volunteering at Bathurst 1000 for the 19th time.

Alex Meibusch   After an uninterrupted 19 years volunteering at Bathurst 1000, Canberra's Michelle Luke has witnessed her fair share of iconic moments.

V8s to break 300 km/h limit at Bathurst

You beauty: Mark Winterbottom celebrates a race win in Ipswich, Queensland.

Mark Fogarty   Leading drivers are set to break the 300 km/h barrier on a regular basis for the first time in more than two decades in next Sunday's Bathurst 1000.