James Hardie 1000 - Mount Panorama, Bathurst - 2nd October, 1983

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Falcon XC Cobra
Bathurst 1960
Torana L34

Number of Laps: 163


Total Race Time: 6:28:31.6
Fastest lap: Peter Brock, 2:18.5 (160.43 km/h)
Classes: Class A - Over 3000cc; Class B - Under 3000cc
The Mazdas were getting quicker and quicker, and the V8s in their chase after the 1983 title were burning up rubber at a great rate. The freedoms came too. Later in the season, the RX-7s gained fuel injection (which brought howls of outrage from the opposition) and later, the V8s gained wider rubber and larger spoilers.

Bathurst that year had Brock and Perkins on pole. However, the car retired from the event in the early stages. The leading combo then took over the second car, which Harvey had run in the top half of the field. It was the first time the race winners had switched cars.

Grice meanwhile was part of a two-car STP team sharing with Colin Bond. The pair were third, with the team's second car of Garth Wigston and Steve Harrington fourth. Bob Morris also rejoined the Holden ranks and finished eighth with Rusty French.
Please Note: You can sort this listing by simply clicking on the column heading
DRIVER / CO DRIVER(S)
1

Peter Brock / Larry Perkins / John Harvey

Commodore VH
A
163
0:2:18.549
2

Allan Moffat / Yoshimi Katayama

Mazda RX7
A
162
0:2:19.800
3

Allan Grice / Colin Bond

Commodore VH
A
160
0:2:18.963
4

Garth Wigston / Steve Harrington

Commodore VH
A
158
0:2:19.200
5

Peter McLeod / Graeme Bailey

Mazda RX7
A
158
0:2:21.200
6

Jim Keogh / Leo Leonard

Commodore VH
A
157
0:2:20.100
7

Alf Grant / David Seldon

Falcon XD
A
156
0:2:22.200
8

Bob Morris / Rusty French

Commodore VH
A
154
0:2:21.184
9

Phil Alexander / Ron Gillard

Mazda RX7
A
153
0:2:22.000
10

Andrew Harris / Gary Cooke

Commodore VH
A
151
0:2:23.100
11

Barry Jones / Rod Millen

Mazda RX7
A
151
0:2:28.200
12

Garry Rogers / Clive Benson-Brown

Commodore VH
A
149
0:2:18.648
13

Garry Willmington / Mike Griffin

Falcon XD
A
147
0:2:25.000
14

Alan Taylor / Kevin Kennedy

Commodore VH
A
146
0:2:25.500
15

Les Grose / Alan Cant

Ford Capri
B
144
0:2:33.700
16

Greg Syme / Bruce Smith

Commodore VH
A
141
0:2:24.600
17

Ray Gulson / Gerard Murphy

Alfa GTV6
B
141
0:2:39.400
18

Tony Mulvihill / John Murden

Mazda RX7
A
138
0:2:38.000
19

Bill O'Brien / Brian Sampson

Falcon XD
A
136
0:2:21.400
20

Brian Callaghan / Barry Graham

Falcon XE
A
136
0:2:22.500
21

Johnnie Walker / Gene Cook

Mazda RX7
A
135
0:2:32.500
22

Fred Gibson / John French

Nissan Bluebird
A
134
0:2:21.100
23

Ken Mathews / Greg Toepfer

Commodore VH
A
132
0:2:21.900
24

Chris Heyer / Don Bretland

Audi 5+5
B
132
0:2:44.200
25

John White / Bernie McClure

Isuzu Gemini
B
125
0:2:39.800
26

Lawrie Nelson / Peter Jones

Ford Capri
B
114
0:2:33.900
DNF

Barry Seton / Glenn Seton

Ford Capri
B
DNF
0:2:18.549
DNF

George Fury / Gary Scott

Nissan Bluebird
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Terry Shiel / Wally Storey

Mazda RX7
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Mike Burgmann / Tony Longhurst

Chev Camaro
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Fred Geissler / Ralph Radburn

Commodore VH
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Warren Cullen / Ron Harrop

Commodore VH
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Peter Janson / David Parsons

Commodore VH
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Terry Ryan / Graham Storah

Mazda RX7
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Andrew Manson / Geoffrey Manson

Commodore VH
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Bernie Stack / Bob Jennings

Commodore VH
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Terry Finnigan / Geoff Leeds

Commodore VH
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Laurie Hazelton / Jerry Strauberg

Ford Capri
B
DNF
not available
DNF

Dick Johnson / Kevin Bartlett

Falcon XE
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Gregg Hansford / Garry Waldon

Mazda RX7
A
DNF
not available
DNF

John Donnelly / Kerry Baily

Falcon XD
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Gerry Burges / Roger Mandeville

Mazda RX7
A
DNF
not available
DNF

John English / Paul Gulson

Falcon XD
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Ron Dickson / Bob Stevens

Mazda RX7
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Joe Moore / Graham Moore

Falcon XE
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Steve Masterton / Bruce Stewart

Falcon XE
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Murray Carter / David Clement

Mazda RX7 
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Christine Gibson / Bob Muir

Pulsar Exa
B
DNF
not available
DNF

Peter Brock / Larry Perkins

Commodore VH
A
DNF
not available
DNF

John Bundy / Norm Carr

Mazda RX7
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Jim Richards / Frank Gardner

BMW 635CSi 
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Gary Hinton / Lester Smerdon

Commodore VC
A
DNF
not available
DNF

John Craft / Don Smith

Ford Capri
B
DNF
not available
DNF

Tony Hubbard / Jim Faneco

Falcon XE
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Ron Grose / David Grose

Mazda RX7
A
DNF
not available
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