Field set for highly anticipated Bathurst 1000

Thursday 28 September, 2023
Photo: Repco Supercars Championship
Three wildcard entries will join a hungry, competitive field of drivers to take the track at next month's highly anticipated Repco Bathurst 1000.  

Headlining the wildcard inclusions will be one of Supercars’ most decorated drivers, Craig Lowndes – who will feature alongside Zane Goddard in the Supercheap Auto Camaro campaigned by Triple Eight Race Engineering.  

Fellow wildcards include the Ford Mustangs of Dick Johnson Racing’s Kai Allen and Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro, and Blanchard Racing Team’s Aaron Love and Jake Kostecki rounding out the 28-strong field.  

A number of notable co-drivers will return alongside the usual full-time supercar competitors – including another decorated driver in Jamie Whincup.

With four Bathurst wins already to his name, the now Triple Eight Team Principal will once again line up alongside Broc Feeney in the #88 Camaro following an emphatic win at the Sandown 500 earlier this month.  

But a second-straight win for the duo won't come easy, with numerous championship contenders eager to take back the top step of the podium come the first weekend of October.  

Championship leader Brodie Kostecki will line up alongside the ever-consistent David Russell for the 1000-kilometre enduro in the Erebus Motorsport Camaro, and will be looking to extend his championship lead over last year’s Bathust 1000 winner Shane van Gisbergen, who will pilot the other Triple Eight entry alongside Richie Stanaway.  

After four straight years of partnering with van Gisbergen, Garth Tander will this time go his separate way and pair with Grove Racing’s David Reynolds – his first around Mount Panorama in a Ford.

Two-time Bathurst 1000 winner Chaz Mostert will look to power his Walkinshaw Andretti United Mustang to bring his co-driver Lee Holdsworth’s first Bathurst win, while 2009 and 2016 Bathurst 1000 winner Will Davison will be looking to bring his brother Alex Davison on the journey for their first together.

Triple Eight won't be the only team fielding more than the usual two entries in the event, with the Allen/De Silvestro inclusion bringing Dick Johnson Racing’s total up to three - while both Brad Jones Racing and Tickford Racing will both see four Gen3 Supercars race under their respective banners.

Chevrolet Camaro’s will make up the majority of the field with 15 entries, while the remaining 13 will fly the blue flag for Ford’s Mustang.

The Repco Bathurst 1000 will take place at the world-famous Mount Panorama Circuit on 5-8 October.  

Entry List  


Walkinshaw Andretti United  

#2 Ford Mustang GT - Nick Percat / Fabian Coulthard  
#25 Ford Mustang GT - Chaz Mostert / Lee Holdsworth  


Tim Blanchard Racing  

#3 Ford Mustang GT - Todd Hazelwood / Tim Blanchard  
#7 Ford Mustang GT – Aaron Love / Jake Kostecki (wildcard)


Brad Jones Racing  

#4 Chevrolet Camaro - Jack Smith / Jaxon Evans  
#8 Chevrolet Camaro - Andre Heimgartner / Dale Wood  
#14 Chevrolet Camaro - Bryce Fullwood / Dean Fiore  
#96 Chevrolet Camaro - Macauley Jones / Jordan Boys  


Tickford Racing  

#5 Ford Mustang GT - James Courtney / Zak Best  
#6 Ford Mustang GT - Cameron Waters / James Moffat  
#55 Ford Mustang GT - Thomas Randle / Garry Jacobson  
#56 Ford Mustang GT - Declan Fraser / Tyler Everingham  


Grove Racing  

#19 Ford Mustang GT - Matthew Payne / Kevin Estre  
#26 Ford Mustang GT - David Reynolds / Garth Tander  


Erebus Motorsport  

#9 Chevrolet Camaro - Will Brown / Jack Perkins  
#99 Chevrolet Camaro - Brodie Kostecki / David Russell  


Dick Johnson Racing  

#11 Ford Mustang GT - Anton De Pasquale / Tony D’Alberto  
#17 Ford Mustang GT - Will Davison / Alex Davison  
#98 Ford Mustang GT – Kai Allen / Simona De Silvestro (wildcard)


Team 18

#18 Chevrolet Camaro - Mark Winterbottom / Michael Caruso  
#20 Chevrolet Camaro - Scott Pye / Warren Luff  


PremiAir Racing  

#23 Chevrolet Camaro - Tim Slade / Jonathon Webb  
#31 Chevrolet Camaro - James Golding / Dylan O’Keefe  


Matt Stone Racing  

#34 Chevrolet Camaro - Jack Le Brocq / Jayden Ojeda  
#35 Chevrolet Camaro - Cameron Hill / Jaylyn Robotham  


Triple Eight Race Engineering  

#88 Chevrolet Camaro - Broc Feeney / Jamie Whincup  
#97 Chevrolet Camaro - Shane van Gisbergen / Richie Stanaway  
#888 Chevrolet Camaro – Craig Lowndes / Zane Goddard (wildcard)  
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