2003 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000

2003 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000
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The 2003 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 was a motor race for V8 Supercars held on 12 October 2003 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. It was the seventh running of the Australia 1000 race, first held after the organisational split over the Bathurst 1000 that occurred in 1997. It was the 47th race that traces its lineage back to the 1960 Armstrong 500 held at Phillip Island. The race was the tenth round of the 2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

New South Wales 2003 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000
Event Information
Round 10 of 13 in the 2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series
Mount Panorama Circuit Map Overview.PNG
Date9–12 October 2003
LocationBathurst, New South Wales
VenueMount Panorama Circuit
WeatherFine
Results
Race 1
Distance 161 laps 1000 km
Pole position New Zealand Greg Murphy
HSV Dealer Team
2:06.8594
Winner New Zealand Greg Murphy
Australia Rick Kelly
HSV Dealer Team
6:32:55.4044
Round Results
First 192 pts
Second 188 pts
Third 184 pts

The race was won by Greg Murphy and Rick Kelly driving a K-Mart Racing Team run Holden VY Commodore. It was the fifth consecutive victory for Holden, a new record. It was Murphy's third victory in the race and Kelly became the youngest driver to win the race, eclipsing the previous record set by Craig Lowndes in 1996.

On Saturday, Murphy also recorded what was then the fastest lap in the circuit's history to take pole position during the Top 10 Shootout. The time stood as the fastest ever in a V8 Supercar for 7 years until Craig Lowndes lapped barely a few hundredths faster in practice during the 2010 event, although neither are officially recognised as the lap record as only race laps contribute to lap records.

Entry ListEdit

No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car
1   Mark Skaife
  Todd Kelly
Holden Racing Team
(Holden, Mobil 1)
Holden Commodore VY 24   Wayne Wakefield
  Andy McElrea
Paul Morris Motorsport
(Charter Trucks)
Holden Commodore VX
2   Jim Richards
  Tony Longhurst
Holden Racing Team
(Holden, Mobil 1)
Holden Commodore VY 29   Paul Morris
  John Faulkner
Paul Morris Motorsport
(Sirromet Wines)
Holden Commodore VY
3   Cameron McConville
  Tim Leahey
Lansvale Smash Repairs
(Sime Tyres)
Holden Commodore VX 31   Steven Ellery
  Luke Youlden
Steven Ellery Racing
(Supercheap Auto)
Ford Falcon BA
4   Marcos Ambrose
  Russell Ingall
Stone Brothers Racing
(Pirtek, Caltex Havoline)
Ford Falcon BA 33   Nathan Pretty
  Allan Simonsen
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Valvoline, Repco)
Holden Commodore VX
5   Darren Hossack
  Adam Macrow
Ford Performance Racing
(FPV)
Ford Falcon BA 34   Garth Tander
  Jamie Whincup
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Valvoline, Repco)
Holden Commodore VY
6   Craig Lowndes
  Glenn Seton
Ford Performance Racing
(Caterpillar)
Ford Falcon BA 44   Simon Wills
  Jason Richards
Team Dynamik
(World Industries)
Holden Commodore VY
8   Paul Dumbrell
  Tomas Mezera
Perkins Engineering
(Castrol)
Holden Commodore VX 45   Nicolas Minassian
  Jan Magnussen
Team Dynamik
(World Industries)
Holden Commodore VY
9   Mark Noske
  Mark Winterbottom
Stone Brothers Racing
(Pirtek, Caltex Havoline)
Ford Falcon BA 46   Dale Brede
  Tony Ricciardello
John Faulkner Racing
(Holden Young Lions)
Holden Commodore VX
10   Mark Larkham
  Jason Bargwanna
Larkham Motorsport
(Orrcon Steel)
Ford Falcon BA 50   Jason Bright
  Paul Weel
Paul Weel Racing
(Betta Electrical)
Holden Commodore VX
11   Steven Richards
  Larry Perkins
Perkins Engineering
(Castrol)
Holden Commodore VY 51   Greg Murphy
  Rick Kelly
HSV Dealer Team
(Kmart)
Holden Commodore VY
13   Steve Owen
  Phillip Scifleet
Robert Smith Racing
(Smiths Trucks)
Holden Commodore VX 55   José Fernández
  David Russell
Fernández Racing
(Fujitsu)
Ford Falcon AU
15   Andy Priaulx
  Cameron McLean
HSV Dealer Team
(Kmart)
Holden Commodore VX 59   Jamie Miller
  Ron Searle
Phoenix Motorsport
(Transtar Express)
Holden Commodore VX
16   Greg Ritter
  Marcus Marshall
Paul Weel Racing
(Betta Electrical)
Holden Commodore VX 65   Paul Radisich
  Rickard Rydell
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Betta Electrical)
Ford Falcon BA
17   Steven Johnson
  Warren Luff
Dick Johnson Racing
(Shell Helix)
Ford Falcon BA 66   Dean Canto
  Matthew White
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Betta Electrical)
Ford Falcon BA
18   Max Wilson
  David Brabham
Dick Johnson Racing
(Shell Helix)
Ford Falcon BA 69   Peter Doulman
  Robert Jones
Doulman Automotive
(Spies Hecker)
Holden Commodore VX
19   David Besnard
  Owen Kelly
Rod Nash Racing
(Ford Credit)
Ford Falcon BA 72   Alan Gurr
  Jonny Reid
Robert Smith Racing
(Smiths Trucks)
Holden Commodore VX
20   Grant Johnson
  Kerry Wade
Larkham Motorsport
(Orrcon Steel)
Ford Falcon AU 75   Anthony Tratt
  Paul Stokell
Paul Little Racing
(Toll Ipec)
Ford Falcon BA
021   Craig Baird
  Mark Porter
Team Kiwi Racing
(Vodafone)
Holden Commodore VX 89   Mal Rose
  Grant Elliott
Sydney Star Racing
(Gulf Western Oil)
Ford Falcon AU
21   Brad Jones
  John Bowe
Brad Jones Racing
(OzEmail)
Ford Falcon BA 99   David Thexton
  Stephen Voight
Thexton Motor Racing
(Thexton Health & Nutrition)
Ford Falcon AU
23   Neal Bates
  Rick Bates
ICS Team Ford
(Safety Razor, INXS)[1]
Ford Falcon AU 888   John Cleland
  Andrew Jones
Brad Jones Racing
(OzEmail)
Ford Falcon BA

PracticeEdit

Practice summary
Session No. Driver Team Car Time
Thursday
Practice 1 51   Greg Murphy K-Mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 2:09.5801
Practice 2 51   Greg Murphy K-Mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 2:08.3282
Friday
Practice 3 1   Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 2:08.3215
Saturday
Practice 4 1   Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 2:08.2145

QualifyingEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos.[2] No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 51   Greg Murphy K-Mart Racing Team Holden Commodore VY 2:07.9503 Top 10
2 1   Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VY 2:07.9900 +0.0397 Top 10
3 21   John Bowe Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:07.9945 +0.0442 Top 10
4 4   Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.2685 +0.3182 Top 10
5 34   Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VY 2:08.4145 +0.4642 Top 10
6 11   Steven Richards Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VY 2:08.4695 +0.5192 Top 10
7 6   Craig Lowndes Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.5267 +0.5764 Top 10
8 2   Jim Richards Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VY 2:08.6662 +0.7159 Top 10
9 65   Paul Radisich Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon BA 2:08.6923 +0.7420 Top 10
10 17   Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.7724 +0.8221 Top 10
11 31   Steven Ellery Steven Ellery Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.7752 +0.8249 11
12 16   Greg Ritter Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore VX 2:08.8076 +0.8573 12
13 29   Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VY 2:08.9158 +0.9655 13
14 18   Max Wilson Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.9417 +0.9914 14
15 50   Jason Bright Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore VX 2:09.0336 +1.0833 15
16 8   Tomas Mezera Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VX 2:09.1050 +1.1547 16
17 66   Dean Canto Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon BA 2:09.1634 +1.2131 17
18 9   Mark Winterbottom Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:09.1900 +1.2397 18
19 888   John Cleland Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:09.4297 +1.4794 19
20 44   Simon Wills Team Dynamik Holden Commodore VY 2:09.6021 +1.6518 20
21 10   Jason Bargwanna Larkham Motor Sport Ford Falcon AU 2:09.6414 +1.6911 21
22 19   David Besnard Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:09.6722 +1.7219 22
23 13   Steve Owen Robert Smith Racing Holden Commodore VY 2:09.7946 +1.8443 23
24 15   Cameron McLean K-Mart Racing Team Holden Commodore VX 2:09.8882 +1.9379 24
25 5   Adam Macrow Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:10.1470 +2.1967 25
26 021   Craig Baird Team Kiwi Racing Holden Commodore VX 2:10.3732 +2.4229 26
27 45   Nicolas Minassian Team Dynamik Holden Commodore VY 2:10.5674 +2.6171 27
28 3   Cameron McConville Lansvale Smash Repairs Holden Commodore VX 2:10.6251 +2.6748 28
29 23   Neal Bates ICS Team Ford Ford Falcon AU 2:11.0820 +3.1317 29
30 75   Anthony Tratt Paul Little Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:11.1015 +3.1512 30
31 72   Alan Gurr Robert Smith Racing Holden Commodore VX 2:11.5992 +3.6489 31
32 33   Nathan Pretty Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VX 2:11.8451 +3.8948 32
33 20   Grant Johnson Larkham Motor Sport Ford Falcon BA 2:12.4183 +4.4680 33
34 46   Dale Brede Holden Young Lions Holden Commodore VX 2:12.6041 +4.6538 34
35 55   José Fernández Fernández Racing Ford Falcon AU 2:14.7669 +6.8166 35
36 59   Ron Searle Phoenix Motorsport Holden Commodore VX 2:14.9183 +6.9680 36
37 89   Mal Rose Sydney Star Motorsport Ford Falcon AU 2:15.2302 +7.2799 37
38 69   Peter Doulman Doulman Automotive Holden Commodore VX 2:15.7092 +7.7589 38
39 99   David Thexton Thexton Motor Racing Ford Falcon AU 2:16.7246 +8.7743 39
DNQ 24   Wayne Wakefield Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VX

Top 10 ShootoutEdit

Pos No Team Driver Car Time
Pole 51 K-Mart Racing Team   Greg Murphy Holden VY Commodore 2:06.8594
2 21 Brad Jones Racing   John Bowe Ford BA Falcon 2:07.9556
3 2 Holden Racing Team   Jim Richards Holden VY Commodore 2:08.1466
4 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport   Garth Tander Holden VY Commodore 2:08.4127
5 4 Stone Brothers Racing   Marcos Ambrose Ford BA Falcon 2:08.4442
6 6 Ford Performance Racing   Craig Lowndes Ford BA Falcon 2:08.4587
7 1 Holden Racing Team   Mark Skaife Holden VY Commodore 2:08.5696
8 17 Dick Johnson Racing   Steven Johnson Ford BA Falcon 2:08.6875
9 65 Team Betta Electrical   Paul Radisich Ford BA Falcon 2:09.0925
DNS 11 Perkins Engineering   Steven Richards Holden VY Commodore

* Greg Murphy became the first New Zealand born driver to actually set pole position for the Bathurst 1000. Murphy and fellow Kiwi racers Jim Richards and Paul Radisich had previously been on pole position for the race, but on each of those occasions it was their Australian co-driver who had set the pole winning time. Murphy's time of 2:06.8594 was the first time a touring car had gone under 2:07.00 for a lap of the 6.213 km (3.861 mi) circuit and was unofficially dubbed the "Lap of the Gods".[3]
* Larry Perkins crashed the #11 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VY Commodore during Practice 4, with the damage substantial enough to rule it out for the Top 10 Shootout.

Starting gridEdit

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

Inside row Outside row
1   Greg Murphy
  Rick Kelly
51 21   John Bowe
  Brad Jones
2
K-Mart Racing Team
(Holden Commodore VY)
Brad Jones Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
3   Jim Richards
  Tony Longhurst
2 34   Garth Tander
  Jamie Whincup
4
Holden Racing Team
(Holden Commodore VY)
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VY)
5   Marcos Ambrose
  Russell Ingall
4 6   Craig Lowndes
  Glenn Seton
6
Stone Brothers Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
Ford Performance Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
7   Mark Skaife
  Todd Kelly
1 17   Steven Johnson
  Warren Luff
8
Holden Racing Team
(Holden Commodore VY)
Dick Johnson Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
9   Paul Radisich
  Rickard Rydell
65 11   Steven Richards
  Larry Perkins
10
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Ford Falcon BA)
Perkins Engineering
(Holden Commodore VY)
11   Steven Ellery
  Luke Youlden
31 16   Greg Ritter
  Marcus Marshall
12
Steven Ellery Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
Paul Weel Racing
(Holden Commodore VX)
13   Paul Morris
  John Faulkner
29 18   Max Wilson
  David Brabham
14
Paul Morris Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VY)
Dick Johnson Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
15   Jason Bright
  Paul Weel
50 8   Paul Dumbrell
  Tomas Mezera
16
Paul Weel Racing
(Holden Commodore VX)
Perkins Engineering
(Holden Commodore VX)
17   Dean Canto
  Matthew White
66 9   Mark Winterbottom
  Mark Noske
18
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Ford Falcon BA)
Stone Brothers Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
19   John Cleland
  Andrew Jones
888 44   Simon Wills
  Jason Richards
20
Brad Jones Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
Team Dynamik
(Holden Commodore VY)
21   Jason Bargwanna
  Mark Larkham
10 19   David Besnard
  Owen Kelly
22
Larkham Motor Sport
(Ford Falcon BA)
Ford Performance Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
23   Steve Owen
  Phillip Scifleet
13 15   Andy Priaulx
  Cameron McLean
24
Robert Smith Racing
(Holden Commodore VX)
K-Mart Racing Team
(Holden Commodore VX)
25   Darren Hossack
  Adam Macrow
5 021   Craig Baird
  Mark Porter
26
Ford Performance Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
Team Kiwi Racing
(Holden Commodore VX)
27   Nicolas Minassian
  Jan Magnussen
45 3   Cameron McConville
  Tim Leahey
28
Team Dynamik
(Holden Commodore VY)
Lansvale Smash Repairs
(Holden Commodore VX)
29   Rick Bates
  Neal Bates
23 75   Anthony Tratt
  Paul Stokell
30
ICS Racing
(Ford Falcon AU)
Paul Little Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
31   Alan Gurr
  Jonny Reid
72 33   Nathan Pretty
  Allan Simonsen
32
Robert Smith Racing
(Holden Commodore VX)
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VX)
33   Grant Johnson
  Kerry Wade
20 46   Dale Brede
  Tony Ricciardello
34
Larkham Motor Sport
(Ford Falcon AU)
Holden Young Lions
(Holden Commodore VX)
35   José Fernández
  David Russell
55 59   Jamie Miller
  Ron Searle
36
Fernández Racing
(Ford Falcon AU)
Phoenix Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VX)
37   Mal Rose
  Grant Elliott
89 69   Robert Jones
  Peter Doulman
38
Sydney Star Motorsport
(Ford Falcon AU)
Doulman Automotive
(Holden Commodore VX)
39   David Thexton
  Stephen Voight
99 24   Wayne Wakefield
  Andy McElrea
40
Thexton Motor Racing
(Ford Falcon AU)
Paul Morris Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VX)

Race resultsEdit

Pos No Team Drivers Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 51 K-Mart Racing Team   Greg Murphy
  Rick Kelly
Holden Commodore VY 161 6:32:55.4044 1 192
2 6 Ford Performance Racing   Craig Lowndes
  Glenn Seton
Ford Falcon BA 161 +4.9377 6 188
3 31 Steven Ellery Racing   Steven Ellery
  Luke Youlden
Ford Falcon BA 161 +8.4910 11 184
4 11 Perkins Engineering   Steven Richards
  Larry Perkins
Holden Commodore VY 161 +9.3615 10 180
5 2 Holden Racing Team   Jim Richards
  Tony Longhurst
Holden Commodore VY 161 +9.8725 3 176
6 4 Stone Brothers Racing   Marcos Ambrose
  Russell Ingall
Ford Falcon BA 161 +20.5635 5 172
7 65 Triple Eight Race Engineering   Paul Radisich
  Rickard Rydell
Ford Falcon BA 161 +28.6114 9 168
8 1 Holden Racing Team   Mark Skaife
  Todd Kelly
Holden Commodore VY 161 +32.4087 7 164
9 888 Brad Jones Racing   John Cleland
  Andrew Jones
Ford Falcon BA 160 +1 lap 19 160
10 21 Brad Jones Racing   John Bowe
  Brad Jones
Ford Falcon BA 159 +2 laps 2 156
11 45 Team Dynamik   Nicolas Minassian
  Jan Magnussen
Holden Commodore VY 158 +3 laps 27 152
12 18 Dick Johnson Racing   Max Wilson
  David Brabham
Ford Falcon BA 158 +3 laps 14 148
13 17 Dick Johnson Racing   Steven Johnson
  Warren Luff
Ford Falcon BA 156 +5 laps 8 144
14 8 Perkins Engineering   Paul Dumbrell
  Tomas Mezera
Holden Commodore VX 155 +6 laps 16 140
15 59 Phoenix Motorsport   Jamie Miller
  Ron Searle
Holden Commodore VX [4] 155 +6 laps 36 136
16 99 Thexton Motor Racing   David Thexton
  Stephen Voight
Ford Falcon AU 153 +8 laps 39 132
17 021 Team Kiwi Racing   Craig Baird
  Mark Porter
Holden Commodore VX 149 +12 laps 26 128
18 20 Larkham Motor Sport   Grant Johnson
  Kerry Wade
Ford Falcon AU 148 +13 laps 33 124
19 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport   Garth Tander
  Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VY 146 +15 laps 4 120
20 3 Lansvale Smash Repairs   Cameron McConville
  Tim Leahey
Holden Commodore VX 144 +17 laps 28 116
21 13 Robert Smith Racing   Steve Owen
  Phillip Scifleet
Holden Commodore VX [5] 141 +20 laps 23 112
22 44 Team Dynamik   Simon Wills
  Jason Richards
Holden Commodore VY 139 +22 laps 20 108
23 89 Sydney Star Motorsport   Mal Rose
  Grant Elliott
Ford Falcon AU 126 +35 laps 37 104
DNF 16 Paul Weel Racing   Greg Ritter
  Marcus Marshall
Holden Commodore VX 159 Radiator damage 12 100
DNF 66 Triple Eight Race Engineering   Dean Canto
  Matthew White
Ford Falcon BA 147 Engine 17 96
DNF 10 Larkham Motor Sport   Jason Bargwanna
  Mark Larkham
Ford Falcon BA 118 21 92
DNF 19 Ford Performance Racing
Rod Nash Racing
  David Besnard
  Owen Kelly
Ford Falcon BA 115 Suspension 22 88
DNF 55 Fernández Racing   José Fernández
  David Russell
Ford Falcon AU 113 35 84
DNF 75 Paul Little Racing   Anthony Tratt
  Paul Stokell
Ford Falcon BA 106 30 80
DNF 9 Stone Brothers Racing   Mark Winterbottom
  Mark Noske
Ford Falcon BA 102 Engine 18 76
DNF 46 John Faulkner Racing
Holden Young Lions
  Dale Brede
  Tony Ricciardello
Holden Commodore VX 72 Crash 34
DNF 5 Ford Performance Racing   Darren Hossack
  Adam Macrow
Ford Falcon BA 63 Crash 25
DNF 23 ICS Team Ford   Rick Bates
  Neal Bates
Ford Falcon AU 62 Engine 29
DNF 50 Paul Weel Racing   Jason Bright
  Paul Weel
Holden Commodore VX 44 Crash 15
DNF 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport   Nathan Pretty
  Allan Simonsen
Holden Commodore VX 42 Crash 32
DNF 15 K-Mart Racing Team   Andy Priaulx
  Cameron McLean
Holden Commodore VX 33 Crash damage 24
DNF 69 Doulman Automotive   Robert Jones
  Peter Doulman
Holden Commodore VX 32 Crash 38
DNF 29 Paul Morris Motorsport   Paul Morris
  John Faulkner
Holden Commodore VY 5 Gearbox 13
DNF 72 Robert Smith Racing   Alan Gurr
  Jonny Reid
Holden Commodore VX 4 Engine 31
DNQ 24 Paul Morris Motorsport   Wayne Wakefield
  Andy McElrea[6]
Holden Commodore VX[7] 0

StatisticsEdit

  • Provisional Pole Position - #51 Greg Murphy - 2:07.9503
  • Pole Position - #51 Greg Murphy - 2:06.8594
  • Fastest Lap - #34 Garth Tander - 2:08.6726 (new lap record)
  • Race time of winning car - 6:32:55.4044
  • Average speed of winning car - 153 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The car of Neal and Rick Bates of the INXS Ford Racing Team limps to the pits with a damgaed wheel". Getty Images. 9 October 2003.
  2. ^ http://racing.natsoft.com.au/638648963/object_109914.85l/Result?16[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ When Murphy Clocked His Lap Of The Gods
  4. ^ The Great Race 2003, photograph on page 197
  5. ^ The Great Race 2003, photograph on page 150
  6. ^ SpeedCafe (8 January 2010). "Wayne Wakefield". Speedcafe. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  7. ^ The Great Race 2003, photograph on page 78

External linksEdit

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