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COVID-19 found in sewage after the Bathurst 1000

Local authorities have issued a public health alert to anybody who attended last weekend's Bathurst 1000 after COVID-19 was detected in the sewerage.

Supercars targeting $350,000 cars with Gen3

Supercars is targeting a sub-$350,000 acquisition cost, including engine, for its Gen3 cars.

Rogers: GRM was 'held to ransom' by Supercars

Garry Rogers says his squad only dropped the Nathan Herne Superlicence case because it was 'held to ransom' by Supercars over a Bathurst 1000 entry.

Waters: Tickford took 'another step' in 2020

Cam Waters believes Tickford Racing took another step towards regular race wins in the second half of the 2020 Supercars season.

Van Gisbergen wary of spec Supercars

Bathurst 1000 winner Shane van Gisbergen has warned Supercars could become too much of a spec series under the new Gen3 regulations.

Holden fan's special Bathurst moment

A lifelong Holden fan has earned his place in Bathurst folklore after jumping a fence to hand Shane van Gisbergen a flag on Conrod Straight.

Waters felt sick in final Bathurst 1000 stint

A faulty cool suit left Cam Waters feeling sick as he battled Shane van Gisbergen for the Bathurst 1000 victory yesterday.

Podcast: The mantra that helped win the Bathurst 1000

Executing a flawless race to finally claim a Bathurst 1000 crown was no fluke for Shane van Gisbergen.

Bathurst 12 Hour cancelled for 2021
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Bathurst 12 Hour cancelled for 2021

Australia's closed borders have forced event organisers to cancel the 2021 Bathurst 12 Hour.

McLaughlin "completely satisfied" if Supercars career is over

Scott McLaughlin says he'll walk away from Supercars "completely satisfied" if today's Bathurst 1000 proves to be his final race.

Emotional Holden tributes from Bathurst winners

Bathurst 1000 champions Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander have paid tribute to the famous Holden brand following its final factory win at Mount Panorama.

McLaughlin wins Barry Sheene Medal

Scott McLaughlin has won the Barry Sheene Medal for a third time.

Supercars boss confirms Bathurst opener

Supercars boss Sean Seamer has confirmed that Supercars will return to Mount Panorama next February.

Bathurst 1000: Van Gisbergen/Tander take thrilling win

Shane van Gisbergen is finally a Bathurst 1000 winner, he and Garth Tander taking a thrilling Great Race victory in Holden's final race as a factory team in Supercars.

Bathurst 1000: Van Gisbergen/Tander lead midway through

Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander lead the Bathurst 1000 at the midway point, while Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes are already out of the race.

Whincup crashes out of the Bathurst 1000

Jamie Whincup has crashed out of the 2020 Bathurst 1000.

The 2020 Bathurst 1000 grid

Check out the full starting grid for the Bathurst 1000, the final round of the 2020 Supercars season.

Percat stripped of Bathurst Shootout time

Nick Percat and Thomas Randle will start the 2020 Bathurst 1000 from 10th, not fourth, after their car failed post-Top 10 Shootout technical checks.

Bathurst 1000: Waters seals stunning Shootout pole

The #6 Tickford Mustang will start the 2020 Bathurst 1000 from pole position courtesy of a stunning Top 10 Shootout effort from Cam Waters.

Bathurst 1000: Tickford one-two in final practice

Cam Waters edged Tickford teammate Lee Holdsworth in the final full practice session ahead of the Bathurst 1000.

Courtney inks Tickford deal for 2021

James Courtney will continue to race a Boost Mobile-backed Tickford Mustang in Supercars next season.

Bathurst 1000: Luff fastest in co-driver practice

Warren Luff topped the final dedicated co-driver session ahead of tomorrow's Bathurst 1000.

Holdsworth's career-saving comeback

Two years ago Lee Holdsworth thought his full-time Supercars career was over – now he's on provisional pole for the Bathurst 1000.

Van Gisbergen relished 'illegal' trackside jaunt

Bathurst 1000 contender Shane van Gisbergen was left wide-eyed by a cheeky trackside jaunt during practice at Mount Panorama today.

Bathurst 1000: Holdsworth takes provisional pole

Lee Holdsworth will run last in tomorrow's Top 10 Shootout at Bathurst after topping qualifying at Mount Panorama.

2020 Supercars Bathurst 1000 session times and preview

The Supercars season is set for a thrilling conclusion at Mount Panorama this weekend with the 2020 Bathurst 1000.

Bathurst 1000: McLaughlin crashes after going fastest

Scott McLaughlin set the fastest time in pre-qualifying practice at Bathurst, before smacking the wall on his final run.

Erebus boss joins Supercars commission

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan will replace DJR Team Penske's Ryan Story on the Supercars Commission.

Bathurst 1000: Davison keeps #6 Mustang on top

The #6 Tickford Mustang continues to set the pace at Mount Panorama, Will Davison topping Friday's first practice session.

Weather forces Bathurst 1000 start time change

The Bathurst 1000 will start half an hour earlier than planned thanks to forecast rain and storms on Sunday.

New two-year deal for Winterbottom

Mark Winterbottom will continue to race for Team 18 until at least the end of the 2022 Supercars season.

Bathurst 1000: Waters edges McLaughlin in third practice

Cam Waters edged Scott McLaughlin in the third and final Thursday practice session for the Bathurst 1000.

Walkinshaw won't commit to Camaro

Walkinshaw Andretti United won't commit to running the Chevrolet Camaro in Supercars just yet.

Bathurst 1000: Moffat sets co-driver pace, failure for Lowndes

James Moffat topped a tight, fast dedicated co-driver practice session at Mount Panorama, as Craig Lowndes missed out on significant running thanks to a power steering failure.

Supercars explains hybrid planning

Supercars has designed its Gen3 car to house a substantial battery pack as it eyes a hybrid future.

Bathurst 1000: Waters fastest, Penske and Triple Eight cars clash

Cam Waters kicked off his Bathurst 1000 campaign by topping the first practice session, while there was contact between the #17 Penske Ford and the #97 Triple Eight Holden.

Supercars unveils 'hybrid ready' Gen3 Camaro, Mustang

Supercars has formally unveiled its 2022 Gen3 concept with 'hybrid-ready' versions of the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang.

Supercars set to drop Newcastle for 2021

Newcastle is unlikely to feature on the 2021 Supercars calendar.

Fullwood re-signed by Walkinshaw Andretti United

Bryce Fullwood will continue to race the #2 Walkinshaw Andretti United entry for the 2021 Supercars season.

Davison's Bathurst deal dilemma

Will Davison says he struggled to entertain offers of a Bathurst 1000 drive after losing his full-time Supercars seat.

Split Bathurst tyre allocation confirmed

Supercars has confirmed the split of the Dunlop tyre allocation for this weekend's Bathurst 1000.

Supercars to run pink tyres for charity

The 25-car Supercars field will run pink branding on their control Dunlops at Bathurst this weekend in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Kelly fan photo livery unveiled

Rick Kelly has peeled the covers off the special fan photo livery that he and Dale Wood will sport at this weekend's Bathurst 1000.

Bathurst 1000 tyre allocation to be split

The Bathurst 1000 tyre allocation will be split between practice, qualifying and the race itself.

Fuel supply guaranteed for Bathurst 1000
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Fuel supply guaranteed for Bathurst 1000

Supercars fuel distributor RaceFuels has managed to get 70,000 litres of BP Ultimate E85 to Bathurst despite the ongoing lockdown in Melbourne.

McLaughlin's gift to Dick Johnson

Scott McLaughlin will pay tribute to Dick Johnson with a one-off helmet design at the Bathurst 1000, before gifting the helmet to the racing legend after the Great Race.

Bathurst celebration for Supercars medal winner

Supercars is expected to crown its Barry Sheene Medal winner on the podium after the Bathurst 1000.

GRM announces replacement driver for Bathurst

Garry Rogers Motorsport has signed Jayden Ojeda to partner Tyler Everingham at Bathurst 1000 after its first choice Nathan Herne couldn’t receive a Superlicense dispensation for Supercars’ blue riband event.

GRM drops Bathurst Wildcard appeal

Garry Rogers Motorsport and Nathan Herne have dropped their appeal against Motorsport Australia's ruling on a Superlicence dispensation for the Bathurst 1000.

Davison eyeing race-winning return in 2021

Will Davison doesn't want to simply 'make up the numbers' if he can land a full-time return to Supercars next season.

Erebus unveils special Bathurst 1000 livery

Erebus Motorsport will run a one-off Australia-themed livery at next week’s Bathurst 1000.

Penske: No decisions yet on McLaughlin or Supercars future

Roger Penske says that the team’s Supercars plans and the future of three-time champion Scott McLaughlin have not yet been decided, despite the Kiwi’s entry into the NTT IndyCar Series finale in a fourth Team Penske entry.

Bathurst Superlicence case headed to Appeals Court

Nathan Herne's case for a Superlicence exemption for the Bathurst 1000 will be heard by the Australian Motorsport Appeals Court in the coming days.

Below the Bonnet podcast with David Reynolds and Michael Caruso

Below the Bonnet is a light-hearted take on the latest Supercars news with drivers David Reynolds and Michael Caruso and journalist Andrew van Leeuwen.

Reynolds tips Bathurst form spike

David Reynolds is tipping a return to form at next week's Bathurst 1000, where he'll be reunited with race engineer Alistair McVean.

McLaughlin "content" with controversial Bathurst win

Scott McLaughlin says he remains content and proud of what was a controversial first Bathurst 1000 win this time last year.

Supercars boss tips permanent format change

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer has hinted that elements of the post-lockdown 2020 sprint format will become permanent changes.

IndyCar tribute for WAU Supercars staff

Andretti Autosport's five IndyCars will carry a tribute to travelling staff from Australian sister team Walkinshaw Andretti United at the Harvest Grand Prix this weekend.

Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title Prime

Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title

Scott McLaughlin was quick to describe his third Supercars title as his best yet. But even though it didn't match the dramatic backstory of his 2018 triumph, there's a good reason for him wanting to control the narrative this time around.

New safety car rule for Bathurst 1000

Supercars has tweaked its safety car regulations for next month's Bathurst 1000, with lapped cars able to get a lap back during cautions.