From: Friday, October 5 2007, 10:00 am
to: Monday, October 8 2007, 2:00 pm
The Bathurst 1000 (currently officially known as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000) is a 1,000-kilometre touring car race held annually at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Traditionally the race was run on the first Sunday in October, but more recently has moved to the second Sunday. The race traces its lineage back to a production car race held at Phillip Island in 1960, called the Armstrong 500. Since then 50 races have taken place under the combined history of two events at two venues in two states. It is known among fans and broadcasters as "The Great Race", and is widely regarded as the pinnacle of Australian motorsport.
The winners of the race receive the Peter Brock Trophy, inaugurated at the 2006 race in honour of the late Peter Brock who, with nine Bathurst victories, remains the most successful driver in the history of the race.
Since 2000, the race has been run exclusively by V8 Supercars and is now a round of the V8 Supercar season.