Craig Lowndes claims seventh Bathurst title

UPDATE at 4:20 PM | CRAIG Lowndes has taken out the 2018 Bathurst 1000 in his last ever race at Mount Panorama as a full-time Supercar driver.

It’s Lowndes’ seventh win on the mountain, and his co-driver Steven Richards’ fifth Bathurst title.

The crowd erupted when the winning pair took to the podium to claim the coveted Peter Brock trophy.


FIRST on SUNDAY | A NEW ‘King of the Mountain’ will be crowned today, with the 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 well underway at Mount Panorama.

The Great Race started at 11:10am AEDT (10:10am Qld time) and will run for 161-laps, rain, hail or shine.

Defending Champion David Reynolds, who upset a star-studded field to claim the 2017 crown, claimed Pole Position on Saturday following a blistering lap during the ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout.

Reynolds and co-driver Luke Youlden will need another perfect race, with four-time Bathurst Champion Jamie Whincup starting from second on the grid and chasing a rare Sandown, Bathurst-double.

This year’s event marks 50 years since Holden’s first win at Mount Panorama, while fans will also can “Honour the Falcon” with Ford Australia announcing the Mustang will return to the grid from 2019.

There’ll also be three new inductees to the Supercars Legend’s Lane.

Foxtel is – for the first time – broadcasting the Great Race in 4K and ad-break free, making the sport the first in Australia to be televised in the highest possible resolution available in the country.

Free-to-air channels TEN and WIN are also broadcasting the race LIVE on TEN and TEN HD.