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38 SPORT FRIDAY OCTOBER 10 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 2013: Mark Winterbottom / Steven Richards (Ford Falcon FG) 2012: Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrell (Holden Commodore VE) 2011: Garth Tander / Nick Percat (Holden Commodore VE) 2010: Craig Lowndes / Mark Skaife (Holden Commodore VE) 2009: Will Davison / Garth Tander (Holden Commodore VE) 2008: Craig Lowndes / Jamie Whincup (Ford Falcon BF) 2007: Craig Lowndes / Jamie Whincup (Ford Falcon BF) 2006: Craig Lowndes / Jamie Whincup (Ford Falcon BA) 2005: Mark Skaife / Todd Kelly (Holden Commodore VZ) 2004: Greg Murphy / Rick Kelly (Holden Commodore VY) 2003: Greg Murphy / Rick Kelly (Holden Commodore VY) 2002: Mark Skaife / Jim Richards (Holden Commodore VX) 2001: Mark Skaife / Tony Longhurst (Holden Commodore VX) 2000: Garth Tander / Jason Bargwanna (Holden Commodore VT) 1999: Steven Richards / Greg Murphy (Holden Commodore VT) 1998: Jason Bright / Steven Richards (Ford Falcon EL) 1998*: Rickard Rydell / Jim Richards (Volvo S40) 1997: Larry Perkins / Russell Ingall (Holden Commodore VS) 1997*: Geoff Brabham / David Brabham (BMW 320i) 1996: Craig Lowndes / Greg Murphy (Holden Commodore VS) 1995: Larry Perkins / Russell Ingall (Holden Commodore VR) 1994: Dick Johnson / John Bowe (Ford Falcon EB) 1993: Larry Perkins / Gregg Hansford (Holden Commodore VP) 1992: Mark Skaife / Jim Richards (Nissan GTR) 1991: Jim Richards / Mark Skaife (Nissan GTR) 1990: Win Percy / Allan Grice (Holden Commodore VL) 1989: Dick Johnson / John Bowe (Ford Sierra RS500) 1988: Tony Longhurst / Tomas Mezera (Ford Sierra RS500) 1987: Peter Brock / David Parsons / Peter McLeod (Holden Commodore VL) 1986: Allan Grice / Graeme Bailey (Holden Commodore VK) 1985: John Goss / Armin Hahne (Jaguar XJS) 1984: Peter Brock / Larry Perkins (Holden Commodore VK) 1983: Peter Brock / Larry Perkins / John Harvey (Holden Commodore VH) 1982: Peter Brock / Larry Perkins (Holden Commodore VH) 1981: Dick Johnson / John French (Ford Falcon XD) 1980: Peter Brock / Jim Richards (Holden Commodore VC) 1979: Peter Brock / Jim Richards (Holden Torana A9X) 1978: Peter Brock / Jim Richards (Holden Torana A9X) 1977: Allan Moffat / Jacky Ickx (Falcon XC) 1976: Bob Morris / John Fitzpatrick (Holden Torana L34) 1975: Peter Brock / Brian Sampson (Holden Torana L34) 1974: John Goss / Kevin Bartlett (Ford Falcon XA GT) 1973: Allan Moffat / Ian Geoghogan (Ford Falcon XA GT) 1972: Peter Brock (Holden Torana XU1) 1971: Allan Moffat (Ford Falcon GTHO Ph III) 1970: Allan Moffat (Ford Falcon GTHO Ph II) 1969: Colin Bond / Tony Roberts (Holden Monaro GTS 350) 1968: Bruce McPhee / Barry Mulholland (Holden Monaro GTS 327) 1967: Harry Firth / Fred Gibson (Ford Falcon XR GT) 1966: Bob Holden / Rauno Aaltonen (Morris Mini Cooper S) 1965: Bo Seton / Midge Bosworth (Ford Cortina GT500) 1964: Bob Jane / George Reynolds (Ford Cortina GT) 1963: Bob Jane / Harry Firth (Ford Cortina GT) * In 1997 and 1998 there were two 1000km races run, one for V8 Supercars and one for Super Tourers. Bathurst 1000 Honour roll Falcon flying high: Mark Winterbottom (left) and Steven Richards celebrate their Bathurst 1000 win last year. Picture: AAP Thursday, OcTOber 9 08:15 Touring Car Masters practice 08:45 V8 Ute Series practice 09:15 Carrera Cup practice 09:45 Aussie Racing Cars practice 10:15 Dunlop Series practice 11:05 V8 Supercars practice 13:15 V8 Supercars practice 14:10 Touring Car Masters practice 14:40 V8 Ute Series practice 15:10 V8 Supercars practice 16:10 Carrera Cup practice Friday, OcTOber 10 07:30 Aussie Racing Cars qualifying 08:00 Touring Car Masters qualifying 08:30 V8 Ute Series qualifying 09:00 Carrera Cup qualifying 09:30 V8 Supercars practice 10:25 Dunlop Series practice 11:15 Aussie Racing Cars race 1 13:10 V8 Supercars practice 14:25 Carrera Cup race 1 15:00 V8 Supercars qualifying 15:55 Dunlop Series qualifying 16:35 Touring Car Masters race 1 saTurday, OcTOber 11 07:45 V8 Ute Series race 1 08:15 Aussie Racing Cars race 2 09:55 Dunlop Series warm up 10:20 V8 Supercars practice 13:00 Dunlop Series race 1 14:55 Touring Car Masters race 2 15:25 Carrera Cup race 2 16:00 Aussie Racing Cars race 3 16:30 V8 Ute Series race 2 17:10 V8 Supercars Top 10 Shootout sunday, OcTOber 12 07:20 Touring Car Masters race 3 07:50 V8 Supercars warm-up 08:20 V8 Ute Series race 3 08:50 Carrera Cup race 3 10:30 V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000 (161 laps) All times AEDST On The bOx Telecast times (check local guides): Friday, 1pm-4pm Saturday, noon-6pm Sunday, 7am-6pm the schedule By Roje Adaimy A ustralian touring car legend Jim Richards knows what it takes to rile the Holden and Ford faithful. He did it in 1992, describing them as a pack of arseholes for booing when he won a second straight Bathurst crown with Mark Skaife in a Nissan. He did it again in 1998, albeit more cordially behind the wheel of a Volvo for the Swedish manufacturers first victory at Mount Panorama. In fact, Richards has been responsible for half of the six winners not built by Holden or Ford in 53 editions of the Great Race. And he reckons there could be another this year in tyro Scott McLaughlin another bloody Volvo driver. The Kiwi youngster has had a breakout season with Volvo Racing GRM, steering his S60 to two wins and four other podium finishes in the cars debut V8 Supercars season. I think theyre in with a really good shot, said Richards, who conquered the Mountain seven times from a record 35 starts. Their car has been competitive all year, the Garry Rogers team is fantastic and theyve got great guys involved. They look great on paper to me. While Volvo is down in the record books as having won the 1000km endurance classic, its yet to do so with an eight-cylinder engine. Richards and Rick Rydells victory in 1998 was part of a breakaway two-litre series, which that year and the year before ran a separate race at Bathurst to V8 Supercars. Ironically, it was Richards son Steven who won the alternative race with Jason Bright in a Ford Falcon. The Bathurst 1000 returned to a two-marque battle after that, with Holden and Ford the only contenders until Nissan and Mercedes-Benz joined the field last year. Neither made a real mark, though, with Lee Holdsworth and Craig Bird the highest-placed, coming 12th in an E63. But McLaughlin is confident Volvo can better that result come October 12. Like Jim said, I think weve got a really good shot, the 21-year-old said. Im looking forward to hopefully going for that win and being there at the end. But at the end of the day, weve got to get everything right. Fuel management will be key, with the Volvo known to guzzle at a faster rate than most. But what if the pacey blue beast does go the distance? Does he expect to be booed like Nissan champions Richards and Skaife were in 1998? I dont think so, said McLaughlin, whose popularity soared after his thrilling duel with defending champion Jamie Whincup on the last lap of the seasonopening Clipsal 500 and colourful post-race interview. Weve been surprised by the reaction of all the fans. Everyones been pretty welcoming of us coming into the sport. Its like an underdog sort of tag, and everyone likes that sort of stuff. His no-nonsense team boss Garry Rogers agrees. I think the public have warmed to our cars, Rogers said. Weve had some good results and weve had nothing other than positivity from the media and from the public. So I dont think theres any issue. Weve got a V8 car, the same as everyone else. Weve got a rule book the same as every one else weve only just read it a bit better than most. AAP WINNING BATHURST MANUFACTURERS Holden 29 Ford 18 Nissan 2 (1991, 1992) Jaguar 1 (1985) Morris 1 (1966) BMW 1 (1997) Volvo 1 (1998) Badges of honour The challenger: Can Scott McLaughlin deliver another Bathurst win for Volvo? Racing legend Jim Richards, below, thinks so.