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

Craig Lowndes

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.

Red Bull's gamble on 16-year-old driver could pay off down the track

The kid is OK: Max Verstappen has been signed for the Toro Rosso F1 team.

Stephen Ottley Why Red Bull’s decision to promote teenager Max Verstappen to F1 could prove a masterstroke.

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin grabs V8 win as Mark Winterbottom stumbles

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Mark Fogarty If Mark Winterbottom is going to end Jamie Whincup's V8 Supercars title reign, he will have to find more speed – and a lot more luck – in the endurance races that traditionally shape the...

Scott McLaughlin wins Sydney Motorsport 400 as Mark Winterbottom stumbles

Mark Winterbottom drives the Pepsi Max Crew Ford during race 28, which is round nine of the V8 Supercar Championship Series, at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday.

Mark Fogarty If Mark Winterbottom is going to end Jamie Whincup's V8 Supercars title reign, he will have to find more speed - and a lot more luck - in the endurance races that traditionally shape the final...

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V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes leads a strong Australian contingent in Spa 24-hour race

Test of man and machine: Craig Lowndes is racing in this weekend's Spa 24-hour  race in a Ferrari.

David McCowen and Stephen Ottley V8 Supercars stars, including Craig Lowndes, are taking on the world at the Spa 24-Hour sports car race this weekend.

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V8 star Jamie Whincup's season far from over

Jamie Whincup.

Mark Fogarty Although he has been seen to be struggling so far this season, defending V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup's statistics suggest otherwise.

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V8 push for full field of 28 in 2015

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Mark Fogarty V8 Supercars is looking to return to a full field next year as potential new entrants prepare to submit bids by the start of next month.

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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...

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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Winterbottom continues Ford fightback

Mark Winterbottom after his win on Saturday.

Mark Fogarty Bathurst champion Mark Winterbottom continued Ford's fightback in the Auckland 500 at Pukekohe Park Raceway on Saturday to snatch the V8 Supercars championship lead from Craig Lowndes.

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Mark Winterbottom pounces as Red Bull loses its edge

Spray it again: Mark Winterbottom soaks up his win.

Mark Fogarty Just as Red Bull Racing has lost its dominant edge in formula one, its Australian equivalent is also experiencing a slump in V8 Supercars.

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Pit rule to anger Ford and Holden

V8 authorities have agreed to impose a minimum number of compulsory pit stops for the field to reduce the fuel consumption handicap of the Nissans and Mercedes-Benzes.

Mark Fogarty Newcomers Nissan and Mercedes-Benz score pyrrhic victory in campaign for a change of rules.

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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.