SBR - BATHURST FACTS AND FIGURES The following is a preview of this year's Super Cheap Auto 1000 at Bathurst's Mt Panorama to be held from October 6-9. Please find following thoughts, results and memorable moments relating to this venue from...
SBR - BATHURST FACTS AND FIGURES
The following is a preview of this year's Super Cheap Auto 1000 at Bathurst's Mt Panorama to be held from October 6-9. Please find following thoughts, results and memorable moments relating to this venue from both Pirtek Racing's Marcos Ambrose and Caltex Racing's Russell Ingall.
INTERESTING POINTS FOR SUPER CHEAP AUTO 1000, BATHURST
* Marcos Ambrose will co-drive with Warren Luff in the Pirtek Falcon for this event while Russell Ingall will team up with Luke Youlden in the Caltex Ford
* Pirtek Racing was the last Ford team to win at Bathurst in 1998 with Jason Bright and Steve Richards at the wheel.
* Russell Ingall has won Bathurst twice (1995,97) while Ambrose is yet to win at Mt Panorama despite taking pole on debut in 2001.
THOUGHTS ON MT PANORAMA, BATHURST--..
MARCOS AMBROSE -- PIRTEK RACING
"Bathurst rates up there with the best events in the world. The circuit is unique in that it is as still as raw and challenging as it ever was. The very high-speed cornering sadly doesn't exist on too many tracks now days. It really is a place that sorts the men from the boys. Any track where you're your steering binds up in the middle of a corner requires plenty of bravery. This is the one race every Australian kid dreams of winning.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
"Definitely taking pole position in my first year there in 2001. That was a very special lap and one I am yet to repeat. Strong results have been out of our reach, but hopefully we can turn that around this year."
RUSSELL INGALL -- CALTEX RACING
"When you think of legendary races, you automatically think of Bathurst. Some of the antics that go on off the circuit are almost as amazing as the ones on it. It is quite an amazing circuit with its length and average speed. It is certainly one of the most challenging circuits in the world. It also has the potential for some of the biggest shunts if you get it wrong. I have won the thing twice and been very close a couple of other times. It is certainly on the "I want" list for any driver. When you look at how many guys have been trying for so long without winning it, it makes you feel privileged to be someone who has."
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
"In 2001 while in the lead with only one stint to go, watching the car come down pit lane and seeing it appear looking like it has run into cow. Unfortunately, Larry (Perkins) had hit the tyre wall only a few metres from the pit lane entrance. It was another one which had gotten away and caused me nightmares for another 12 months."