The #8 Repco Authorised Service Supercar is ready to take on the mountain with Nick Percat and Macauley Jones excited to get behind the wheel for this iconic event.
This event is like no other as it puts Man against Mountain, flat out for 1000kms! The Mount Panorama circuit is known as one of the best race tracks in the world and sees a huge global audience tune in for this heart-stopping race. Its elevation, corners, high speed straights provides drivers, teams and cars alike an incredible challenge that puts them all to the ultimate test. Bathurst is one of those places where anything and everything can happen, and on race day… it usually does!
All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports across the weekend, plus coverage on Channel Ten/One HD. Check your local guides for times.
Thursday 4th October
9:35 – 10:35 – Practice One (All Drivers)
12:55 – 13:55 – Practice Two (Additional Drivers Only)
15:05 – 16:05 – Practice Three (All Drivers)
Friday 5th October
8:30 – 9:30 – Practice Four (Additional Drivers Only)
11:15 – 12:15 – Practice Five (All Drivers)
15:50 – 16:30 – Qualifying
Saturday 6th October
10:00 – 11:00 – Practice Six (All Drivers)
(14:55 – 16:35 – Super2 Series Race – 250kms/41 Laps)
17:10 – 17:55 – Top Ten Shootout
Sunday 7th October
8:05 – 8:25 – Warm Up
9:05 – 9:20 – Drivers Parade
11:10 – Bathurst 1000
Race 25 / 161 Laps
- Track Length – 6.213km // Direction – Anti-Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 300km/h // Average Speed – 178km/h
- Qualifying Lap Record – 2m03.8312s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FG
- Race Lap Record – 2m06.2769s, David Reynolds, Erebus Motorsport, 2016, Holden Commodore VF
- Only five drivers – Allan Moffat, Peter Brock, Kevin Bartlett, Mark Skaife and Garth Tander have scored consecutive Bathurst pole positions.
- 8 is the only grid spot inside the top ten to have never produced a Bathurst winner
- The record for the greatest number of Safety Car periods in a single Bathurst 1000 is 13. In the 2000 great race, 13 safety cars covered a total of 43 laps.
- Nick has had 3 podiums from his 7 Bathurst starts, Macauley’s best finish was 10th in 2016
- Macauley Jones turns 24 on Saturday, when he will race in the 250km Super2 Race which he won this time last year!
- The Brad Jones Racing team have had 6 Bathurst podiums over the years, but still are to stand on that top step!
- Brad Jones made 24 starts in the Bathurst 1000 between 1985 & 2009 – driving Mitsubishis, a Ford Sierra, Commodores, Falcons and Audis. Brad has stood on the Bathurst podium 6 times!
MEET NICK & MACAULEY –
Wednesday 5th October
13:15 – 14:00 – Autograph Session – Kings Park/Church St, Bathurst (Nick & Macauley)
Friday 14th September
13:30 – 14:00 – Autograph Session @ Team Garages (Nick & Macauley)
Saturday 15th September
12:05 – 12:35 – Autograph Session @ Super2 Garages (Macauley only)
13:00 – 13:30 – Autograph Session @ Team Garages (Nick only)
Published: 28 September 2018.