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THE ULTIMATE LIST OF BATHURST 1000 RECORDS AND STATISTICS

WE love the Repco Bathurst 1000 at V8 Sleuth, its history fascinates us and we’ve written tens of thousands of words about its races, cars, drivers, teams and everything in between.

The statistics that this magic race continues to create are also very special, so take a drive down memory lane below and enjoy our ‘Ultimate List of Bathurst Records and Statistics’ page that covers the ‘Great Race’ at Bathurst from its start as the Armstrong 500 in 1963 to the current-day Repco Bathurst 1000.

We’ll be adding to this page regularly with more statistics and records with links to further in-depth reading on the various records.

Most Race Wins: 9 by Peter Brock (1972, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987)

Most Wins In Succession: 3 by Peter Brock/Jim Richards (1978-1980) Peter Brock/Larry Perkins (1982-1984) and Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup (2006-2008)

Most Podium Finishes: 14 by Craig Lowndes (seven wins, five runner-ups, two third-places)

Most Pole Positions: 6 by Peter Brock (1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1989)

Most Pole Positions in Succession: 3 by Allan Moffat (1970, 1971, 1972) and Peter Brock (1977, 1978, 1979)

Rookies On Pole Position: Klaus Ludwig (1987), Marcos Ambrose (2001)

Most Wins From Pole Position: 2 by Allan Moffat (1970, 1971), Peter Brock/Jim Richards (1978, 1979) and Jim Richards/Mark Skaife (1991 and 2002)

Allan Moffat takes the flag to win the 1971 Hardie-Ferodo 500. Photo: an1images.com / Terry Russell

Biggest Pole Position-Winning Margin: 3 seconds by Allan Moffat over John French (1971)

Smallest Pole Position-Winning Margin: 0.0012-seconds by Steve Richards over Jason Bright (2004)

Most Shootout Starts: 21 by Dick Johnson

Most Bathurst 500/1000 Starts: 35 by Jim Richards (1974 to 2006, including both races held in 1997 and 1998 for Super Tourers and V8 Supercars)

Most Starts In Succession: 35 by Jim Richards (as above, given he drove in both races in 1997 and 1998, these 35 starts were achieved across 33 years)

Most Finishes in Succession: 17 by Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup and Alex Davison

Will Davison wins the 2016 race. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.

Closest Race-Winning Margin: 0.1-seconds by Allan Moffat/Jacky Ickx over Colin Bond/Alan Hamilton (1977, 1-2 form finish)

Closest Competitive Race-Winning Margin: 0.1434-seconds by Will Davison/Jonathon Webb over Shane van Gisbergen/Alex Premat (2016)

Most Cars Finished On The Lead Lap: 19 cars (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Most Wins By Manufacturer: 35 outright wins by Holden

Most Wins In Succession By Manufacturer: 7 by Holden (1999-2005)

Most Pole Positions: 25 by Ford

Most Poles In Succession By Manufacturer: 5 by Ford (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)

Best Result For A Manufacturer: 1st to 9th by Morris Cooper S (1966)

Most Wins By Team: 9 by Holden Dealer Team/HDT Racing (1969, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987)

Most Pole Positions By Team: 8 by Holden Racing Team/Walkinshaw Andretti United (1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2021)

Most Laps Led: 1039 laps by Jim Richards (calculated by cars he was a part of driving crew of, even if not at wheel at time car led lap)

Most Laps Completed As Combination: 1932 laps by Trevor Ashby and Steve Reed (between 1986 and 2001)

Youngest Combination To Win: Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy (1996, 46 years, 151 days combined age)

Oldest Combination To Win: Win Percy and Allan Grice (1990, 94 years, 346 days combined age)

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