WATERS’ BIZARRE FEAT TO TOP BATHURST PRACTICE 1

Cameron Waters in action. Pic: Tickford Racing

TICKFORD Racing’s Cameron Waters topped opening practice for the 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000 with an incredible lap time.

No, his 2:05.0233s best wasn’t a track record.

But it was identical, to the fourth decimal place, to the time with which he led Practice 1 for the 2020 Great Race.

“That’s ridiculous,” exclaimed commentator Neil Crompton when Waters completed the lap. “Deadset I’ve never seen that, it’s unbelievable.”

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“It was pretty crazy,” Waters later said. “That doesn’t happen very often, totally different conditions and everything. So far, so good.”

Waters set the pace for the bulk of the weekend last year, including setting pole position, only to trail home Shane van Gisbergen on Sunday.

The Monster Mustang that Waters shares with James Moffat ended Practice 1 for this year’s event 0.0842s clear of Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden driver Chaz Mostert.


Waters’ co-driver of 2020 and now Dick Johnson Racing full-timer Will Davison ended the 60 minutes in third ahead of James Courtney, Mark Winterbottom and Tim Slade.

Van Gisbergen, Scott Pye, Nick Percat and Brodie Kostecki completed the top 10.

Most cars were driven solely by their primary drivers in the session, as this afternoon’s second outing is for co-drivers only.

For the full rundown on how the session played out, check out our Ford Live Updates from Practice Day at the 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000.

There was just one red flag stoppage, called just five minutes in when Macauley Jones’ Commodore stopped on the run up the Mountain with a power steering problem.

The start of the session was delayed by several minutes following Angelo Mouzouris’ crash that prematurely ended the preceding Dunlop Series qualifying session.

Practice 2 is scheduled for 4:25pm local time.

PosCar #Driver/sTeamCarTime/Gap
16Cam WatersTickfordFord2m05.0233s
225Chaz MostertWAUHolden+0.0842s
317Will DavisonDJRFord+0.1157s
444James CourtneyTickfordFord+0.3452s
518Mark WinterbottomTeam 18Holden+0.3748s
63Tim SladeBRTFord+0.3880s
788Jamie WhincupTriple EightHolden+0.4520s
814Todd Hazelwood / Dean FioreBJRHolden+0.5149s
98Nick PercatBJRHolden+0.5255s
1099Brodie KosteckiErebusHolden+0.5324s
1188Jamie WhincupTriple EightHolden+0.5601s
129Will BrownErebusHolden+0.5931s
1326David ReynoldsKGRFord+0.6665s
142Bryce FullwoodWAUHolden+0.7492s
1511Anton De PasqualeDJRFord+0.7751s
1620Scott Pye / James GoldingTeam 18Holden+0.8718s
1739Broc FeeneyTriple EightHolden+0.8842s
185Jack Le BrocqTickfordFord+1.0595s
197Andre HeimgartnerKGRFord+1.1231s
2022Garry JacobsonTeam SydneyHolden+1.2786s
2119Jonathon Webb / Fabian CoulthardTeam SydneyHolden+1.3483s
224Jack SmithBJRHolden+1.6754s
2396Macauley JonesBJRHolden+2.5220s
2435Zane GoddardMSRHolden+3.0309s
2534Jake KosteckiMSRHolden+3.1949s

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