Bathurst - By the numbers

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 15/10/2017
  • By Mitchell Adam

2 - Positions Shane van Gisbergen and Matt Campbell didn’t complete a lap in on a rollercoaster day; 23rd and 26th

6 - Laps Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards spent inside the top 10, all mid-race while off-sequence to get back on the lead lap

6 - Teams Luke Youlden raced with at Bathurst before joining Erebus; Perkins Engineering, Steven Ellery Racing, Stone Brothers Racing, Ford Performance Racing, Brad Jones Racing and DJR Team Penske Racing

7 - Number of times since 1976 that the race duration has exceeded seven hours; 1987 (wet and the first year of The Chase), ’88, ’94, ’96, 2000, ’14 and ’17

7h 11m 45.5456s - Other than the 2014 event that was stopped due to the track breaking up, the longest Great Race since the wet 2000 edition

8 - Number of drivers on the grid in 2000 (Youlden’s Bathurst debut) and ’17, other than the new winner; Craig Lowndes, Jason Bright, Garth Tander, Todd Kelly, Steven Richards, Steve Owen, Dean Canto and Paul Dumbrell

17 - Position Jack Le Brocq’s Super2 qualifying lap of 2:05.3898s would have put him in the Supercars session that followed

26 - Where Greg Murphy’s 2003 ‘lap of the Gods’ would have put him on the 2017 grid, ahead of Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport’s Alex Rullo, such is the rate of Supercars development on a track that was resurfaced in 2014

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90 - Points salvaged for Jamie Whincup after the Red Bull Holden Racing Team patched up his engine enough to be running at the end and classified 20th, while Scott McLaughlin banked zero after his similar problems

99 - Laps led by Prodrive Racing Australia Falcons; 63 for Cameron Waters/Richie Stanaway, 34 for Chaz Mostert/Steve Owen and two for Jason Bright/Garry Jacobson

123.8312 - Seconds it took Scott McLaughlin to lap Mount Panorama on Saturday afternoon in the Top 10 Shootout

1845 - Days between Betty Klimenko’s purchase of Stone Brothers Racing in September 2012 and its Bathurst breakthrough

2004 - The last year a car with Whincup in it didn’t lead a lap, finishing ninth with Alex Davison in an older-model Perkins Engineering Commodore that year

44,044 - Kilometres covered in completed laps by the full field across all sessions, via Forix

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