2003 Bathurst 1000
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2003 Bathurst 1000

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.

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 List

Practice

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

Qualifying

Qualifying

Pos.[1] No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 51 2:07.9503
2 1 2:07.9900 +0.0397
3 21 2:07.9945 +0.0442
4 4 2:08.2685 +0.3182
5 34 2:08.4145 +0.4642
6 11 2:08.4695 +0.5192
7 6 2:08.5267 +0.5764
8 2 2:08.6662 +0.7159
9 65 2:08.6923 +0.7420
10 17 2:08.7724 +0.8221
11 31 2:08.7752 +0.8249 11
12 16 2:08.8076 +0.8573 12
13 29 2:08.9158 +0.9655 13
14 18 2:08.9417 +0.9914 14
15 50 2:09.0336 +1.0833 15
16 8 2:09.1050 +1.1547 16
17 66 2:09.1634 +1.2131 17
18 9 2:09.1900 +1.2397 18
19 888 2:09.4297 +1.4794 19
20 44 2:09.6021 +1.6518 20
21 10 2:09.6414 +1.6911 21
22 19 2:09.6722 +1.7219 22
23 13 2:09.7946 +1.8443 23
24 15 2:09.8882 +1.9379 24
25 5 2:10.1470 +2.1967 25
26 021 2:10.3732 +2.4229 26
27 45 2:10.5674 +2.6171 27
28 3 2:10.6251 +2.6748 28
29 23 2:11.0820 +3.1317 29
30 75 2:11.1015 +3.1512 30
31 72 2:11.5992 +3.6489 31
32 33 2:11.8451 +3.8948 32
33 20 2:12.4183 +4.4680 33
34 46 2:12.6041 +4.6538 34
35 55 2:14.7669 +6.8166 35
36 59 2:14.9183 +6.9680 36
37 89 2:15.2302 +7.2799 37
38 69 2:15.7092 +7.7589 38
39 99 2:16.7246 +8.7743 39
DNQ 24

Top 10 Shootout

* 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".[2]
* 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 grid

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

Inside row Outside row
1
51 21
2


3
2 34
4


5
4 6
6


7
1 17
8


9
65 11
10


11
31 16
12


13
29 18
14


15
50 8
16


17
66 9
18


19
888 44
20


21
10 19
22


23
13 15
24


25
5 021
26


27
45 3
28


29
23 75
30


31
72 33
32


33
20 46
34


35
55 59
36


37
89 69
38


39
99 24
40


Race results

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

Statistics

  • 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

References

  1. ^ http://racing.natsoft.com.au/638648963/object_109914.85l/Result?16
  2. ^ When Murphy Clocked His Lap Of The Gods
  3. ^ The Great Race 2003, photograph on page 197
  4. ^ The Great Race 2003, photograph on page 150
  5. ^ SpeedCafe (8 January 2010). "Wayne Wakefield". Speedcafe. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ The Great Race 2003, photograph on page 78

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