Thursday, 28 September 2017 17:03

Shootout: Ranking the top 10 endurance masters

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Brock, Johnson, Moffat, Richards, Perkins and more... these drivers became legends through their heroics in endurance races, particularly the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama Circuit.

V8X Supercar Magazine ranks the top 10 endurance masters of Australian touring cars in the 'Shootout' section of issue #100.

Issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles, driver line-up, records, statistics and more.

Issue #100 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #100.

Peter Brock's endurance record speaks for itself – nine victories in the Bathurst 500/1000, nine Sandown 400/500 wins and a victory in the Bathurst 24 Hour. He still holds the record for the most wins at Sandown and Bathurst. Deservedly proclaimed the 'King of the Mountain'.

Dick Johnson put the heartbreak of his tangle with a rock behind him to win three Bathurst 1000s for Ford. He also notched up back-to-back Sandown 500 wins in 1994 and 1995 and a win in the Eastern Creek 12 Hour in 1995.

There were 10 wins across the Sandown and Bathurst endurance races for the Canadian-born Ford favourite, Allan Moffat. He also won the Sebring 12 Hour outright and scored class wins at the Spa 24 Hour and Daytona 24 Hour events.

Jim Richards is the only driver to win the Bathurst 1000 for three different manufacturers (Holden, Nissan, Volvo). He also scored a class win and Sandown 500 victory for BMW for a total of seven Bathurst wins and two Sandown wins.

Larry Perkins won three Bathursts on the trot with Peter Brock, then went his own way with his Perkins Engineering team, which would become a formidable endurance specialist and boost his Bathurst tally by another three wins. He also finished fourth outright in the Le Mans 24 Hour.

Also included in issue #100 is a special 'Masters of Endurance' poster featuring the drivers to win both the Sandown and Bathurst endurance events multiple times.

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #100 to read the full feature.

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 28-March 3
Melbourne 400 March 14-17
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint April 5-7
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint April 12-14
Perth SuperNight May 2-4
Winton SuperSprint May 24-26
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown June 14-16
Watpac Townsville 400 July 5-7
Ipswich SuperSprint July 26-28
The Bend SuperSprint August 23-25
ITM Auckland SuperSprint September 13-15
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 10-13
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 October 25-27
Sandown 500 November 8-10
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 November 22-24
   

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3944

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3873

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

3433

 4

 Craig Lowndes

3153

 5

 David Reynolds

3225

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2807

 7

 Scott Pye

2608

 8

 Rick Kelly

2515

 9

 Fabian Coulthard

2477

 10

 Nick Percat

2290

 Full points table