The day has finally arrived. The 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the greatest race on earth.
Shell V-Power Racing combo Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat are favourites after the championship leader’s record-breaking pole in Saturday’s Top 10 Shootout.
However, this is Bathurst — there are no guarantees, and you certainly don’t win on Saturday.
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Chaz Mostert and James Moffat start alongside the #17 Shell Mustang, with the #55 Supercheap Auto Racing Mustang looming as the pole-winning duo’s great threat.
There are several key runners down the order, including the Red Bull Holden Racing Team entries from fourth and fifth on the grid, Fabian Coulthatrd/Tony D’Alberto from 16th, and David Reynolds/ Luke Youlden from 22nd.
Anything is possible at Mount Panorama, so expect surprises. Lots of them.
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Will we see the quickest race ever, or will there be drama aplenty?
Will we see first-time winners, or will veterans return to the top step?
Warm-up at 8:20am AEDT precedes the 161-lap race, which starts at 11:30am AEDT.
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