Bathurst 1000

Bellyaching is taking shine off build-up to Bathurst 1000

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Peter McKay Some supposedly smart people inside the V8 Supercars circus are slow learners. A week out from the nation's biggest domestic motor race, the Bathurst 1000, rancorous political sniping and squealing...

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Craig Lowndes nostalgic over return of marques to Bathurst 1000

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19: Craig Lowndes driver of the #888 Team Vodafone Holden sits in his car prior to qualifying for the Sandown Challenge, which is round 13 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Sandown International Motor Raceway on November 19, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

He's mastered the mountain five times before, but never has Craig Lowndes had to be wary of a Nissan or Mercedes popping into his rear-view mirror during a Bathurst 1000.

Bathurst 1000: The form guide to the great race

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Stephen Ottley IT'S the other race that stops a nation. The Bathurst 1000 is V8 Supercars' showcase, the ultimate test of man and machine.

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Arch-rivals do battle in classic Bathurst 1000

Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards

Stephen Ottley In a straight fight on Sunday, Winterbottom, FPR and Ford came out on top.

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Winterbottom wins Bathurst 1000

Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards.

Stephen Ottley Victory doesn't taste much sweeter than this.

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Retro look for Bathurst 1000

Mark Fogarty Old is new again as V8 Supercars revs up for its marquee event on Sunday, with leading teams adopting retro-look liveries as part of the celebrations to mark the 50th year of the Bathurst 1000.

Lowndes and Whincup win Bathurst 1000

Ford drivers Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup became the first men in 24 years to win a hat-trick of Bathurst 1000 titles with victory at Mount Panorama.

V8s on collision course with AFL grand final

Ed Jackson V8 Supercars are on a collision course with the AFL with next year's Bathurst 1000 and the AFL grand final poised to be held on the same weekend.

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Mark Winterbottom wins final Winton V8 race

Mark Winterbottom scores his first V8 Supercars win since last year's Bathurst 1000.

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Volvo V8 steals the show at Adelaide 500

Scott McLaughlin puts in an impressive performance in his Volvo at the Adelaide 500

Mark Fogarty, Adelaide Jokes about Volvos and their drivers don't seem so funny after young New Zealander Scott McLaughlin went close to claiming a pole position in the Swedish car-maker's V8 Supercars debut at the...

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Maro Engel takes Mercedes to pole at Bathurst 12 Hour

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Peter McKay A noisy battle of luxury brands in a steamy qualifying day for the Bathurst 12 Hour has revealed who is fastest over one lap.

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Maro Engel grabs pole position in the Bathurst 12 Hour for Mercedes in record time at Mount Panorama

Pacesetter: Maro Engel races to pole position in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in 2minutes 03.8586 seconds - the fastest lap ever at Mount Panorama.

Peter McKay, Mount Panorama Battle of luxury brands in steamy qualifiers for Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour shows who is fastest over one lap.

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Dogfight tipped for new V8 Supercars season

Teammates: Craig Lowndes (left) and Jamie Whincup.

Mark Fogarty Hot favourites Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes expecting outsiders to surprise.

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Bathurst GT3 epic 'best race ever'

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Peter McKay Where to now for the reborn Bathurst 12 Hour for GT3 exotics? The only way is up, after an enthralling thriller that hardly wavered in interest or intensity from green light to chequered flag.

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Rally legend Neal Bates awarded the Peter Brock medal

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Neal Bates with his 1980 toyota Celica Rally car.
The Canberra Times
01 June 2013
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Chris Wilson Canberra’s four-time Australian rally champion Neal Bates has won the prestigious Peter Brock Medal.

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V8 Supercars field the smallest yet because of cost-cutting

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Mark Fogarty Two entries have dropped out and another is doubtful, reducing the car count to 25.

A pit team off the Marc makes life hard for rookie star

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Peter McKay We didn't really see that, did we? MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez tossed away a probable 20 points - and perhaps even the world title - during a crazy Australian Grand Prix in which an...

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Lowndes back in the hunt for fourth title

Craig Lowndes (right) and Warren Luff celebrate after their win on Saturday.

Mark Fogarty Popular V8 veteran gains his best shot at his long-awaited fourth V8 Supercars championship.

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Whincup loses series lead to Lowndes

Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff.

Mark Fogarty Jamie Whincup releases grip on V8 Supercars championship after turbulent Gold Coast 600.

Whincup dodges chaos to regain lead

Mark Fogarty Defending V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup avoided the carnage and chaos in Saturday's opening race of the Phillip Island 360 to regain the title lead.

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