Bathurst 1000 – The Ultimate Betting Guide 2022

Holden and Ford will engage in one final battle for glory at the Bathurst 1000 when the Mount Panorama classic gets underway on Sunday 9 October.

The Chevrolet Camaro is poised to replace the Holden name under new Gen3 rules next year, marking the end of an era for Supercars. There have been some epic duels between Holden and the Blue Ovals over the years, and it will be exciting to see them vie for supremacy one last time.

The Great Race will feature the largest grid since 2013, comprising 19 Holden Commodores and nine Ford Mustangs. There are 25 regular entries and three wildcards.

Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander, who won the Bathurst 1000 in 2020, are the $4.60 favourites to give the Holden a glorious send-off. However, they face fierce competition from the Davison brothers and the Cameron Waters-James Moffat duo, giving Ford a strong chance of spoiling the party.

Topsport is the official betting partner of this year’s Bathurst 1000. You will see our signage on the track, and there will be some exciting customer promotions to look out for. Read on to learn more about this blockbuster festival of motorsport at Mount Panorama.



When is the Bathurst 1000?

The Bathurst 1000 will begin with two Supercar practice sessions on Thursday 6 October on The Mountain. It will run for four days, ending with the main event on Sunday 9 October.

Bathurst 1000 Schedule

The action starts at 11:00 local time on Thursday, with all drivers taking part in a practice session. A second session will be held at 15:55 to 16:55, and it is for co-drivers only. Visitors can also watch the Heritage Revival, V8 Super Yutes, Toyta 86, Porsche Carrera Cup and Dunlop Series participants tear around the track, so there will always be action to enjoy.

There are two practice sessions on Friday 7 October. Each lasts for an hour, and they start at 10:10 and 13:00. Qualifying starts at 16:15 on Friday. The 10 fastest contenders will qualify for Saturday’s Top Ten Shootout. There are two more practice sessions on Saturday 8 October, at 10:20 and 13:00, and the Top Ten Shootout starts at 17:05.

The 161-lap race takes place on Sunday 9 October. A warm-up starts at 08:00, followed by a drivers’ parade. The Bathurst 1000 starts at 11:00.

Bathurst 1000 Circuit

Circuit Length: 6213m 

Direction: Anticlockwise

Number of Corners: 23

Mount Panorama is a 6,213m street circuit, which is used as a public road when racing is not being held. It is famous for the 174m vertical difference between its highest and lowest points and for featuring the fastest corner in touring car racing – the kink at the entrance to the Chase.

It begins with a ninety-degree left-hand turn named Hell Corner, followed by Mountain Straight, a gentle climb whereby the cars can hit 255 kmph. They then head into Griffin’s Bend and The Cutting, a sharp left-hand run with a steep incline. Drivers need to avoid spinning when they navigate Reid Park, which leads into a steep drop and then a turning climb up to Sulman Park, approaching the highest point of the circuit.

Drivers then take on Skyline, The Esses and The Dipper, before negotiating Forrest’s Elbow and powering down the long Conrod Straight. This is the fastest section of the circuit, which sees some cars reach 300 kmph. Next up is The Chase, a sweeping chicane, and Murray’s Corner. This track must be cleared 161 times, meaning the race is 1,000km in total.



How Long Does The Bathurst 1000 Take to Complete?

It normally takes between 6 hours and 6-and-a-half hours. Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards set a race record of 6:01:44.8637 in 2018. Last year’s winners, Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth, won it in 06:15:06:1952.

How Can I Watch The Bathurst 1000?

The Great Race will be screened to millions of fans across the country and around the world. You can watch it via Foxtel, Kayo and the Seven Network.

What Has Happened In The Supercars Championship 2022 So Far?

The Bathurst 1000 is the 11th round of this year’s Supercars Championship. Shane van Gisbergen and Triple Eight Race Engineering entered the season as defending champions, and they look well placed to defend those crowns.

With just three races remaining, van Gisbergen is top of the Drivers’ Championship standings, 525 points clear of second-placed Cameron Waters. The Kiwi driver, who recently revealed NASCAR talks, has been dominant this season. He has 18 race wins, 24 podium positions and 14 fastest race laps under his belt, leaving him in pole position in the standings.

Triple Eight Race Engineering rebranded as Red Bull Ampol Racing this year. The team opened up a 341-point lead over second-placed Shell V-Power Racing Team after a strong showing from van Gisbergen at Auckland SuperSprint in September.

After the Bathurst 1000, the action will shift to the Gold Coast 500, and a special Tribute Cruise will honour Holden at the season-ending Adelaide 500 in December. State premier Peter Malinauskas will be given a spin in the final lap of honour, with four-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes behind the wheel.


Bathurst 1000 Contenders

This year’s grid will feature 11 previous Great Race winners. It is a highly experienced and decorated field, with Craig Lowndes making his 29th start in the Mount Panorama classic.

Only nine pairings have carried over from last year’s race. Defending champions Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth are no longer together. Mostert is aiming to go back to back in the #25 WAU Holden Commodore, whereas Holdsworth will take part in the Penrite Racing Ford Mustang.

There are also seven debutants, so there will be a great deal of intrigue this year. These are the leading contenders:

Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander

Two-time Supercars champion van Gisbergen finally picked up a maiden Bathurst 1000 victory along with co-driver Tander in 2020. It was a tense race, with two restarts in the last nine laps keeping Cam Waters in the mix, but the Kiwi star pulled away in the end.

They will now bid to repeat the feat in 2022. Van Gisbergen has been the lead Holden driver in five of the past six seasons, which highlights his supreme consistency, and he heads into this race full of confidence. As such, we make this duo the $4.60 favourites to win the Bathurst.

Alex and Will Davison

The Davison brothers are the $5.50 joint second favourites this year. They are teaming up for the sixth time overall, and the second time in the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Mustang.

No brothers have ever won the Bathurst 1000, although Rick and Todd Kelly finished second in 2006, while Peter and Phil Brock were third in 1976. Will Davison has won three races and taken nine poles this season, and the two-time Bathurst winner’s form makes them serious contenders.

Cameron Waters and James Moffat

Waters and Moffat finished second at last year’s Bathurst 1000. They are now in their second year together, and they are also priced at $5.50 to clinch a famous victory in the Great Race.

Moffat will be representing Tickford Racing enduro for the fifth year in a row. Waters is currently second to van Gisbergen in the Drivers’ Championship standings, and he will be desperate to close the gap by winning this race.

Chaz Mostert and Fabian Coulthard

Mostert will bid for his third Bathurst 1000 win this year. His first triumph came back in 2014, when he and Paul Morris started the race last after being excluded from qualifying but then passed the lead car of Jamie Whincup on the final lap after it ran low on fuel.

His second came alongside Lee Holdsworth last year. They are now rivals, and Mostert believes that he has landed a perfect new teammate in Coulthard. They are next in the betting at $6.50.

Broc Feeney and Jamie Whincup

Teenage Broc Feeney will team up with his mentor to form one of the most exciting teams at this year’s Great Race. Whincup, the most decorated driver in ATCC/Supercars history, has won this race four times, and his experience will be crucial.

Feeney has shown a great deal of promise this season, and he is currently sixth in the Drivers’ Championship standings. They are $7.50 to win the Bathurst 1000, which would see Feeney eclipse Rick Kelly as the youngest champion in history.

Bathurst 1000 Odds


Odds to Win the Bathurst 1000

Van Gisbergen/Tander (Holden) 4.6
Davison/Davison (Ford) 5.5
Waters/Moffat (Ford) 5.5
Mostert/Coultard (Holden) 6.5
Feeney/Whincup (Holden) 7.5
De Pasquale/Dalberto (Ford) 10
Reynolds/Campbell (Ford) 15
Fraser/Lowndes (Holden) 16
Heimgartner/Wood (Holden) 21
Courtney/Goddard (Ford) 23
Kostecki/Russell (Holden) 31
Winterbottom/Caruso (Holden) 34
Brown/Perkins (Holden) 41
Holdsworth/Payne (Ford) 41
Percat/Luff (Holden) 41
Slade/Blanchard (Ford) 41
Stanaway/Murphy (Holden) 51
Jones/Boys (Holden) 81
Randle/Best (Ford) 81
Fullwood/Fiore (Holden) 101
Hazelwood/Ojeda (Holden) 101
Pye/Everingham (Holden) 101
Chahda/Robotham (Holden) 251
Kostecki/Kostecki (Ford) 251
Le Brocq/Seton (Holden) 251
Golding/Okeefe (Holden) 501
Pither/Hill (Holden) 501
Smith/Evans (Holden) 501


**Odds quoted are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change.