By Simon Brunsdon04 Dec 2021 23:44
The 2021 Supercars title mightiness already beryllium decided - Shane van Gisbergen the runaway person who volition instrumentality the crown - but there's nary little excitement astir today's Bathurst 1000, the past contention and expansive finale of the year.
Van Gisbergen and Garth Tander volition commencement 5th connected the grid for the large contention - owed to statesman astatine 12.15pm (AEDT) - portion 2014 victor Chaz Mostert claimed rod presumption with a stunning Shootout thigh connected Saturday.
Right down him connected the grid is Anton de Pasquale and his co-driver Tony D'Alberto successful their Ford Mustang GT.
"We're successful the pointy extremity of the tract truthful hopefully we get a cleanable commencement and person a bully race," De Pasquale told Nine's Today this morning.
"Last night's Shootout was truly fun. The way was truly grippy.
"(There was) a batch of risks, a batch of coming implicit the top, and had an awesome time."
De Pasquale has enjoyed a palmy Supercars season, but is wary Mount Panorama is simply a full antithetic beast to the different races passim the season.
"The Bathurst itself, you person to person a full antithetic respect for this place. It's our hardest, longest race.
"There's truthful overmuch hazard that you person racing here, and it's specified a agelong contention that thing tin happen.
"Try to person a bully cleanable day, effort to bounds the mistakes. There's going to beryllium immoderate crossed the time truthful hopefully they're lone tiny ones.
"Knowing that we person a car that triumph races, and starting astatine the pointy extremity of the tract is handy. So hopefully maximise that and person an awesome one."
By Simon Brunsdon04 Dec 2021 23:39
1) #25 Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing
Chaz Mostert/Lee Holdsworth, Holden Commodore ZB
2) #11 Shell V-Power Racing Team
Anton De Pasquale/Tony D'Alberto, Ford Mustang GT
3) #6 Monster Energy Racing
Cameron Waters/James Moffat, Ford Mustang GT
4) #3 CoolDrive Racing
Tim Slade/Tim Blanchard, Ford Mustang GT
5) #888 Red Bull Ampol Racing
Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander, Holden Commodore ZB
6) #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team
Will Davison/Alex Davison, Ford Mustang GT
7) #8 R&J Batteries Racing
Nick Percat/Dale Wood, Holden Commodore ZB
8) #5 Truck Assist Racing
Jack Le Brocq/Zak Best, Ford Mustang GT
9) #9 Erebus Motorsport
Will Brown/Jack Perkins, Holden Commodore ZB
10) #99 Boost Mobile Erebus Motorsport
Brodie Kostecki/David Russell, Holden Commodore ZB
11) #88 Red Bull Ampol Racing
Jamie Whincup/Craig Lowndes, Holden Commodore ZB
12) #2 Mobil 1 Middy's Racing
Bryce Fullwood/Warren Luff, Holden Commodore ZB
13) #20 DEWALT Racing
Scott Pye/James Golding, Holden Commodore ZB
14) #18 IRWIN Racing
Mark Winterbottom/Michael Caruso, Holden Commodore ZB
15) #39 Supercheap Auto Racing
Broc Feeney/Russell Ingall, Holden Commodore ZB
16) #44 Boost Mobile Racing
James Courtney/Thomas Randle, Ford Mustang GT
17) #7 NED Whisky Racing
Andre Heimgartner/Matt Campbell, Ford Mustang GT
18) #14 Cub Cadet Mowers
Todd Hazelwood/Dean Fiore, Holden Commodore ZB
19) #26 Penrite Racing
David Reynolds/Luke Youlden, Ford Mustang GT
20) #19 Local Legends Racing
Fabian Coulthard/Jonathon Webb, Holden Commodore ZB
21) #34 UNIT Racing
Jake Kostecki/Kurt Kostecki, Holden Commodore ZB
22) #96 Coca-Cola Racing
Macauley Jones/Chris Pither, Holden Commodore ZB
23) #35 Yellow Cover Racing
Zane Goddard/Jayden Ojeda, Holden Commodore ZB
24) #4 SCT Logistics Racing
Jack Smith/David Wall, Holden Commodore ZB
25) #22 Team Sydney
Garry Jacobson/Dylan O'Keeffe, Holden Commodore ZB