Support categories put on a show for Bathurst 2022

Monday 10 October, 2022
The Dunlop Super2 Series was one of multiple categories supporting the iconic Repco Bathurst 1000 in 2022.

Dunlop Super2/Super3 Series

The Dunlop Super2/Super3 Series only managed to squeeze in one race at the famous Mount Panorama and it was a title contender in Zak Best who claimed top honours for the only outing.
One of a few drivers doing double duties part of Bathurst 1000, Best was untroubled in the race as he led from lights out to the chequered flag.
Best finished ahead of Tyler Everingham and Matthew Payne, both of whom kept themselves in contention for the title thanks to their podiums - the duo ending the round in fifth and third respectively.
Series leader Declan Fraser finished the race in fifth place behind Matthew Payne and now just 75 points seperates he and Best ahead of the final round in Adelaide at the start of December.
In the Super3 field, Kai Allen did his title aspirations no harm as he produced a race win to move further ahead of Brad Vaughan on the standings - Vaughan finishing the race in second, ahead of Jim Pollicina.
Unfortunately, the series was unable to complete any further races over the weekend.
The next round of the Dunlop Super2/Super3 Series will be the VALO Adelaide 500 on 1-4 December.

Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia

Another category to get only one race was the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship with rain causing drama.
While only one race was able to run, it was quite entertaining as Aaron Love claimed maximum points and edged closer to the second placed Dylan O’Keefe on the standings.
Love enjoyed a comfortable victory of four seconds over Max Vidau with O’Keefe a further six seconds behind, while championship leader Harri Jones missed out the podium by just half a second.
Jones remains comfortably on top of the standings with 78 points separating he and O’Keefe, while Love sits just four points behind in third.
In the Pro-Am class, Liam Talbot finished 18th overall, as he edged out Geoff Emery by just four tenths of a second - Adrian Flack rounding out the podium after beating Sam Shahin by two seconds.
The season finale will form part of a bumper Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 schedule on 28-30 October.


Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series

The TGRA 86 Series was able to run three of its scheduled races as Zach Bates produced a brilliant clean sweep of wins.
Although he enjoyed a perfect weekend, none of the wins came easy as he beat Campbell Logan by just eight tenths in the first race and Ryan Gilroy by one and a half tenths in the second.
Bates managed to break away from Gilroy in the third and final race as he wrapped up the clean sheet with a two-second win.
Gilroy ended up second at the end of the weekend courtesy of his two runner-up placings and a P4 in the opener, while Logan made up the final spot on the round podium after finishing fourth in the last two races.
With the series holding its last round of the 2022 season at Mount Panorama, it saw Lachlan Gibbons crowned as this season’s champion despite only finishing fifth in the final round.
Gibbons ended up taking out the top gong over Bates, while Jobe Stewart finished third after a disappointing weekend at the mountain.


Haltech V8 SuperUte Series

The Haltech V8 SuperUte Series got a massive four races completed over the course of the event as Aaron Borg just missed out on a clean sweep of his own.
Behind the wheel of a Holden Colorado, Borg walked away with wins in the first, third and final race of the round, while missing out on the win in the second race after finishing third.
Taking out that win was Craig Woods, who ended up third for the weekend having just beaten Ben Walsh.
Finishing above Woods on the round’s point score was David Sieders, who walked away with three runner-up placings and a top five finish.
With just one round remaining, Borg extended his lead at the top of the standings, while Woods moved into second place after George Gutierrez finished a lowly 12th for the round.
The series finale takes place on at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 on 28-30 October.

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