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2006 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

2006 Supercheap Auto 1000
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The 2006 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 was an endurance race for V8 Supercars, held on 8 October 2006 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. It was Round 9 of the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

The event was the tenth running of the Australia 1000 race, first held after the organisational split over the Bathurst 1000 that occurred in 1997. It was also the 50th race in a sequence of endurance events beginning with the 1960 Armstrong 500 held at Phillip Island.

The race winners were awarded the Peter Brock Trophy, commemorating the recent death of nine time Bathurst winner, Peter Brock. Perhaps fittingly the race was won by Brock's protégé, Craig Lowndes and his Team Betta Electrical co-driver Jamie Whincup. It was Whincup's first "Bathurst 1000" win following on from his second place in the 2005 Supercheap Auto 1000. Whincup became the 51st drive to win in the combined history of the race. It was Lowndes second win, achieved ten years after his 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000 win. It was also the first "1000" win for Triple Eight Race Engineering which first contested the event in 1997 and the first for Ford since 1998.

Entry ListEdit

31 cars were entered for the race, with 15 of them Ford Falcons and 16 Holden Commodores. 2005 winners Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly were split between the two factory Holden teams, despite racing as team-mates during the regular season.

No. Drivers Team Car No. Drivers Team Car
1   Russell Ingall
  Luke Youlden
Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon BA 20   Marcus Marshall
  Jonathon Webb
Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford Falcon BA
2   Mark Skaife
  Garth Tander
Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VZ 021   Paul Radisich
  Fabian Coulthard
Team Kiwi Racing Holden Commodore VZ
3   Jason Richards
  Andrew Jones
Tasman Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ 22   Jim Richards
  Ryan Briscoe
Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VZ
4   James Courtney
  Glenn Seton
Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon BA 23   Owen Kelly
  Mark Noske
Tasman Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ
5   David Brabham
  Matthew Halliday
Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BA 25   Warren Luff
  Adam Macrow
Britek Motorsport Ford Falcon BA
6   Jason Bright
  Mark Winterbottom
Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BA 26   José Fernández
  Tony Ricciardello
Britek Motorsport Ford Falcon BA
7   Steven Richards
  Paul Dumbrell
Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VZ 33   Greg Ritter
  Cameron McLean
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ
8   Max Wilson
  David Besnard
WPS Racing Ford Falcon BA 34   Dean Canto
  Lee Holdsworth
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ
10   Jason Bargwanna
  Craig Baird
WPS Racing Ford Falcon BA 39   Alan Gurr
  Kayne Scott
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ
11   Jack Perkins
  Shane Price
Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VZ 50   Paul Weel
  Nathan Pretty
Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore VZ
12   Mark Porter
  Dale Brede
Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BA 51   Greg Murphy
  Cameron McConville
Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore VZ
14   Brad Jones
  John Bowe
Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BA 55   Steve Owen
  Tony Longhurst
Rod Nash Racing Holden Commodore VZ
15   Rick Kelly
  Todd Kelly
HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VZ 67   Paul Morris
  Steve Ellery
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ
16   Anthony Tratt
  Tony D'Alberto
HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VZ 88   Richard Lyons
  Allan Simonsen
Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon BA
17   Steven Johnson
  Will Davison
Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BA 888   Craig Lowndes
  Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon BA
18   Alex Davison
  Grant Denyer
Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BA

Support race accidentEdit

During Race 1 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series There was a multiple-car crash involving Mark Porter, who was seriously injured and would die Monday after the race. Porter qualified the #12 Falcon for Brad Jones Racing. His name was left on the window of the BJR Falcon as a mark of respect.

QualifyingEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos.[1] No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 2   Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VZ 2:06.9764 Top 10
2 6   Jason Bright Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:07.0967 +0.1203 Top 10
3 15   Rick Kelly HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VZ 2:07.6780 +0.7016 Top 10
4 3   Jason Richards Tasman Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ 2:07.6922 +0.7158 Top 10
5 51   Greg Murphy Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore VZ 2:07.8530 +0.8766 Top 10
6 1   Russell Ingall Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:07.8768 +0.9004 Top 10
7 888   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon BA 2:07.8939 +0.9175 Top 10
8 7   Steven Richards Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VZ 2:07.9130 +0.9366 Top 10
9 34   Dean Canto Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ 2:07.9895 +1.0131 Top 10
10 17   Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.1109 +1.1345 Top 10
11 4   James Courtney Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.3054 +1.3290 11
12 22   Jim Richards Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VZ 2:08.4501 +1.4737 12
13 18   Alex Davison Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.5662 +1.5898 13
14 5   David Brabham Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.7346 +1.7582 14
15 67   Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ 2:08.7617 +1.7853 15
16 33   Greg Ritter Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ 2:08.7723 +1.7959 16
17 10   Jason Bargwanna WPS Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:08.8672 +1.8908 17
18 14   John Bowe Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:09.0520 +2.0756 18
19 55   Steve Owen Rod Nash Racing Holden Commodore VZ 2:09.1141 +2.1377 19
20 88   Allan Simonsen Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon BA 2:09.4248 +2.4484 20
21 25   Warren Luff Britek Motorsport Ford Falcon BA 2:09.5219 +2.5455 21
22 8   Max Wilson WPS Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:09.7001 +2.7237 22
23 021   Paul Radisich Team Kiwi Racing Holden Commodore VZ 2:09.7200 +2.7436 23
24 23   Owen Kelly Tasman Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ 2:09.8579 +2.8815 24
25 12   Dale Brede Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:09.9120 +2.9356 25
26 16   Tony D'Alberto HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VZ 2:09.9785 +3.0021 26
27 11   Shane Price Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VZ 2:10.0334 +3.0570 27
28 20   Marcus Marshall Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford Falcon BA 2:10.7325 +3.7561 28
29 26   José Fernández Britek Motorsport Ford Falcon BA 2:11.4185 +4.4421 29
DNQ 50   Nathan Pretty Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore VZ 30
DNQ 39   Alan Gurr Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ 31

Top ten shootoutEdit

Pos No Team Driver Car Time
Pole 2 Holden Racing Team   Mark Skaife Holden VZ Commodore 2:07.4221
2 6 Ford Performance Racing   Jason Bright Ford BA Falcon 2:07.7292
3 15 Toll HSV Dealer Team   Rick Kelly Holden VZ Commodore 2:07.7919
4 3 Tasman Motorsport   Jason Richards Holden VZ Commodore 2:08.0657
5 7 Jack Daniel's Racing   Steven Richards Holden VZ Commodore 2:08.5399
6 888 Team Betta Electrical   Craig Lowndes Ford BA Falcon 2:08.5403
7 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport   Dean Canto Holden VZ Commodore 2:08.5841
8 51 Supercheap Auto Racing   Greg Murphy Holden VZ Commodore 2:08.6663
9 1 Caltex Racing   Russell Ingall Ford BA Falcon 2:09.0987
10 17 Dick Johnson Racing   Steven Johnson Ford BA Falcon 2:09.5437

Starting gridEdit

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

Inside row Outside row
1   Mark Skaife
  Garth Tander
2 6   Jason Bright
  Mark Winterbottom
2
Holden Racing Team
(Holden Commodore VZ)
Ford Performance Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
3   Rick Kelly
  Todd Kelly
15 3   Jason Richards
  Andrew Jones
4
HSV Dealer Team
(Holden Commodore VZ)
Tasman Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VZ)
5   Steven Richards
  Paul Dumbrell
7 888   Craig Lowndes
  Jamie Whincup
6
Perkins Engineering
(Holden Commodore VZ)
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Ford Falcon BA)
7   Dean Canto
  Lee Holdsworth
34 51   Greg Murphy
  Cameron McConville
8
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VZ)
Paul Weel Racing
(Holden Commodore VZ)
9   Russell Ingall
  Luke Youlden
1 17   Steven Johnson
  Will Davison
10
Stone Brothers Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
Dick Johnson Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
11   James Courtney
  Glenn Seton
4 22   Jim Richards
  Ryan Briscoe
12
Stone Brothers Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
Holden Racing Team
(Holden Commodore VZ)
13   Alex Davison
  Grant Denyer
18 5   David Brabham
  Matthew Halliday
14
Dick Johnson Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
Ford Performance Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
15   Paul Morris
  Steve Ellery
67 33   Greg Ritter
  Cameron McLean
16
Paul Morris Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VZ)
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VZ)
17   Jason Bargwanna
  Craig Baird
10 14   John Bowe
  Brad Jones
18
WPS Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
Brad Jones Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
19   Steve Owen
  Tony Longhurst
55 88   Richard Lyons
  Allan Simonsen
20
Rod Nash Racing
(Holden Commodore VZ)
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Ford Falcon BA)
21   Warren Luff
  Adam Macrow
25 8   Max Wilson
  David Besnard
22
Britek Motorsport
(Ford Falcon BA)
WPS Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
23   Paul Radisich
  Fabian Coulthard
021 23   Owen Kelly
  Mark Noske
24
Team Kiwi Racing
(Holden Commodore VZ)
Tasman Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VZ)
25   Dale Brede
  Michael Caruso
12 16   Anthony Tratt
  Tony D'Alberto
26
Brad Jones Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
HSV Dealer Team
(Holden Commodore VZ)
27   Jack Perkins
  Shane Price
11 20   Marcus Marshall
  Jonathon Webb
28
Perkins Engineering
(Holden Commodore VZ)
Paul Cruickshank Racing
(Ford Falcon BA)
29   José Fernández
  Tony Ricciardello
26 50   Paul Weel
  Nathan Pretty
30
Britek Motorsport
(Ford Falcon BA)
Paul Weel Racing
(Holden Commodore VZ)
31   Alan Gurr
  Kayne Scott
39
Paul Morris Motorsport
(Holden Commodore VZ)

Race resultsEdit

Pos No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
Pos
Shootout
Pos
Series
Points
1 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering   Craig Lowndes
  Jamie Whincup
Ford BA Falcon 161 7 6 320
2 15 HSV Dealer Team   Rick Kelly
  Todd Kelly
Holden VZ Commodore 161 3 3 310
3 4 Stone Brothers Racing   James Courtney
  Glenn Seton
Ford BA Falcon 161 11 300
4 1 Stone Brothers Racing   Russell Ingall
  Luke Youlden
Ford BA Falcon 161 6 9 290
5 7 Perkins Motorsport   Steven Richards
  Paul Dumbrell
Holden VZ Commodore 161 8 5 280
6 67 Paul Morris Motorsport   Paul Morris
  Steve Ellery
Holden VZ Commodore 161 15 270
7 55 Rod Nash Racing   Steve Owen
  Tony Longhurst
Holden VZ Commodore 161 19 260
8 50 Paul Weel Racing   Nathan Pretty
  Paul Weel
Holden VZ Commodore 161 DNQ 250
9 18 Dick Johnson Racing   Alex Davison
  Grant Denyer
Ford BA Falcon 161 13 240
10 10 WPS Racing   Jason Bargwanna
  Craig Baird
Ford BA Falcon 161 17 230
11 14 Brad Jones Racing   John Bowe
  Brad Jones
Ford BA Falcon 161 18 220
12 88 Triple Eight Race Engineering   Richard Lyons
  Allan Simonsen
Ford BA Falcon 161 20 210
13 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport   Greg Ritter
  Cameron McLean
Holden VZ Commodore 160 16 200
14 8 WPS Racing   Max Wilson
  David Besnard
Ford BA Falcon 160 22 190
15 23 Tasman Motorsport   Owen Kelly
  Mark Noske
Holden VZ Commodore 159 24 180
16 26 Britek Motorsport   José Fernández
  Tony Ricciardello
Ford BA Falcon 159 29 170
17 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport   Dean Canto
  Lee Holdsworth
Holden VZ Commodore 129 9 7 160
DNF 3 Tasman Motorsport   Jason Richards
  Andrew Jones
Holden VZ Commodore 151 4 4
DNF 51 Paul Weel Racing   Greg Murphy
  Cameron McConville
Holden VZ Commodore 104 5 8
DNF 25 Britek Motorsport   Warren Luff
  Adam Macrow
Ford BA Falcon 102 21
DNF 16 HSV Dealer Team   Anthony Tratt
  Tony D'Alberto
Holden VZ Commodore 93 26
DNF 20 Paul Cruickshank Racing   Marcus Marshall
  Jonathon Webb
Ford BA Falcon 90 28
DNF 021 Team Kiwi Racing   Paul Radisich
  Fabian Coulthard
Holden VZ Commodore 71 23
DNF 12 Brad Jones Racing   Dale Brede
  Michael Caruso
  Mark Porter*
Ford BA Falcon 59 25
DNF 5 Ford Performance Racing   David Brabham
  Matt Halliday
Ford BA Falcon 56 14
DNF 6 Ford Performance Racing   Jason Bright
  Mark Winterbottom
Ford BA Falcon 28 2 2
DNF 17 Dick Johnson Racing   Steven Johnson
  Will Davison
Ford BA Falcon 27 10 10
DNF 22 Holden Racing Team   Jim Richards
  Ryan Briscoe
Holden VZ Commodore 24 12
DNF 39 Paul Morris Motorsport   Alan Gurr
  Kayne Scott
Holden VZ Commodore 24 DNQ
DNF 11 Perkins Motorsport   Jack Perkins
  Shane Price
Holden VZ Commodore 1 27
DNF 2 Holden Racing Team   Mark Skaife
  Garth Tander
Holden VZ Commodore 0 1 1

*Mark Porter practiced in the #12 Falcon, but was injured in a serious crash in a support race on the Friday before the race. Michael Caruso was drafted into the team so the car could race. Porter would die on the Sunday afternoon from the injuries in the crash.

ReferencesEdit

StatisticsEdit

  • Provisional Pole Position - #2 Mark Skaife - 2:06.9764
  • Pole Position - #2 Mark Skaife - 2:07.4221
  • Fastest Lap - #888 Craig Lowndes - 2:08.6571 (new lap record)
  • Average Speed - 143 km/h

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