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Hardie-Ferodo 1000 Bathurst 1977

Mount Panorama, Bathurst, Australia

Date: 2/10/1977
Track length:
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: 61
Starters: 60
Finishers: 22

Pole position: Brock in 2.24,1
Fastest lap: Moffat in 2.26,4

Distance: 163 laps, 1006 km
Average speed: 144,02 kmh
Weather: Fine
Ruleset: CAMS Group C
Car info:  

 

Australian Touring Car Champion Allan Moffat and his Belgian co-driver Jacky Ickx dominated the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 touring car race at Bathurst on October 2 to the extent that they were able to slow in the closing stages to allow the sister Ford Falcon Hardtop of Colin Bond and Alan Hamilton to move up and stage a 1-2 formation finish for the Allan Moffat/Ford Dealer Team cars. The two cars crossed the line almost abreast, over a lap clear of the first of the surviving Toranas which was driven to third place by Peter Janson and GP driver Larry Perkins. The winning Falcon finished the race with its
front brake pads completely worn out and was, perhaps, lucky there were no Toranas close enough to challenge for the lead. Fourth, fifth and sixth places were also filled with Toranas - respectively the second string Marlboro-Holden Dealer Team car of Charlie O'Brien/Ron Harrop, the pre-race favourites and pole winners Peter and Philip Brock in the Bill Pettersen car, and veterans Tony Roberts/Doug Chivas in another Bill Patterson entry, the car the Brock brothers drove to third place in 1976.
The Brocks had diced with the Falcons for a while before being slowed by problems with the rear tyres rubbing on the suspension. In seventh place was the under 3-litre class winner, the Ford Capri of Barry Seton/Don Smith, followed by the Mazda RX3 of Terry Shiel/Don Holland taking second in the same class. Ninth outright went to the Alfa Romeo GTV2000, brilliantly driven to the 2-litre class win by the hard-driving Derek Bell and his co-driver Garry Leggatt, though Bell was only able to take the class lead in the closing laps when the Ford Escort of Rod Stevens/Tony Farrell lost its brakes, thus robbing Ford of sweeping all three classes in the race. The Escort finished in 10th place.


Class A, B and C
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 1 Moffat Ford Dealers
Ford Falcon XC
Allan Moffat, CDN
Jacky Ickx, B
5760 V8 Class A 163 laps, 6:59.07,8 3 2.25,6    
2 2 2 Moffat Ford Dealers
Ford Falcon XC
Colin Bond, AUS
Alan Hamilton, AUS
(Gregg Hansford, AUS)
5760 V8 Class A 163 laps, 6:59.07,9 2 2.25,2    
3 3   Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd
Holden Torana LX A9X
Peter Janson, NZ
Larry Perkins, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 162 13 2.29,2    
4 4 25 Bill Patterson Holden
Holden Torana LX A9X
Peter Brock, AUS
Phil Brock, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 162 1 2.24,1    
5 5   Marlboro Holden Dealer Team
Holden Torana LX A9X
Charlie O'Brien, AUS
Ron Harrop, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 162 10 2.27,2    
6 1 33  
Ford Capri 3000
Barry Seton, AUS
Don Smith, AUS
2993 V6 Class B 154 27 2.37,3    
7 6   Bill Patterson Holden
Holden Torana LX A9X
Tony Roberts, AUS
Doug Chivas, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 154 21 2.32,2    
DSQ      
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Terry Shiel, AUS
Don Holland, AUS
2292 eq. R2 Class B 152 31 2.39,8    
8 1 58 Brian Foley Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Derek Bell, GB
Gary Leggatt, AUS
1962 L4 Class C 150 37 2.42,4    
9 2   Brian Wood Ford
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Rod Stevens, AUS
Tony Farrell, AUS
1993 L4 Class C 150 41 2.44,2    
10 9 7  
Ford Falcon XB GT
Ron Dickson, AUS
Fred Gibson, AUS
5760 V8 Class A 147 22 2.32,3    
11 3 3  
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV
Frank Porter, AUS
Jim Murcott, AUS
1962 L4 Class C 146 47 2.46,8    
12 4    
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Ray Gulson, AUS
David Growther, AUS
1962 L4 Class C 145 48 2.46,8    
13 2    
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Nick Louis, AUS
Ted Brewster, AUS
2292 eq. R2 Class B 145 45 2.45,1    
14 3    
BMW 3.0 Si
Phil McDonnell, AUS
Jim Hunter, AUS
2985 L6 Class B 144 35 2.42,3    
15 4 45  
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Gary Cooke, AUS
Ben Penhall, AUS
2292 eq. R2 Class B 143 51 2.47,7    
16 5 46  
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Bill Shiels, AUS
Frank Radisich, NZ
2292 eq. R2 Class B 142 58 2.52,9    
17 8   Scotty Taylor Holden
Holden Torana LX A9X
Alan "Scotty" Taylor, AUS
Kevin Kennedy, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 141 25 2.34,6    
18 9 4 Goss Garages
Ford Falcon XC
Jack Brabham, AUS
Geoff Brabham, AUS
5760 V8 Class A 141 9 2.26,9    
19 5    
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Eric Boord, AUS
Keith Poole, AUS
1993 L4 Class C 138 42 2.44,8    
20 6    
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Terry Daly, AUS
Barry Jones, AUS
1993 L4 Class C 137 43 2.44,9    
21 7    
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Robin Dudfield, AUS
Tony Niovanni, AUS
1962 L4 Class C 131 56 2.50,7    
22 6    
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Lynn Brown, AUS
Bruce Stewart, AUS
2292 eq. R2 Class B 129 40 2.43,7    
DNF      
Holden Torana LX A9X
Bob Forbes, AUS
Kevin Bartlett, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 147 11 2.27,5   Engine
DNF      
Holden Torana LX A9X
Garth Wigston, AUS
Bruce Hindhaugh, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 144 14 2.29,5   Accident
DNF   16 Craven Mild Racing
Holden Torana LX A9X
Allan Grice, AUS
Frank Gardner, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 140 4 2.25,8   Engine
DNF   13 Bryan Byrt Ford
Ford Falcon XB GT
Dick Johnson, AUS
Vern Schuppan, AUS
5760 V8 Class A 124 15 2.30,0   Oil pressure
NC   5 Goss Garages
Ford Falcon XC
John Goss, AUS
Henri Pescarolo, F
5760 V8 Class A 113 16 2.30,2   Insufficient laps
DNF   7 Ron Hodgson Racing
Holden Torana LX A9X
Bob Morris, AUS
John Fitzpatrick, GB
5044 V8 Class A 111 7 2.26,6   Oil seal
NC      
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Bruce Hodgson, AUS
Dave Morrow, AUS
1993 L4 Class C 107 52 2.48,4   Insufficient laps
DNF   24 Bill Patterson Holden
Holden Torana LX A9X
Gerry Marshall, GB
Basil van Rooyen, ZA
5044 V8 Class A 107 18 2.30,9   Engine
DNF      
BMW 2002 TII
Phil Ward, AUS
Phil Lucas, AUS
1990 L4 Class C 106 55 2.49,2    
DNF      
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Yoshimi Katayama, J
Geoff Leeds, AUS
2292 eq. R2 Class B 103 38 2.43,0   Accident
NC      
Ford Falcon XC
Rusty French, AUS
Leo Leonard, NZ
5760 V8 Class A 99 17 2.30,3   Insufficient laps
NC      
Ford Capri 3000
Russell Skaife, AUS
Sue Ransom, AUS
2993 V6 Class B 98 36 2.42,3   Insufficient laps
DNF      
BMW 2002 TII
Peter Granger, AUS
Ian Richards, AUS
1990 L4 Class C 96 57 2.51,2    
NC      
Ford Capri 3000
Alan Cant, AUS
Satoru Nakajima, J
2993 V6 Class B 95 32 2.40,2   Insufficient laps
NC      
Ford Capri 3000
Ray Farrar, AUS
Geoff Wade, AUS
2993 V6 Class B 93 60 2.55,2   Insufficient laps
DNF     Marlboro Holden Dealer Team
Holden Torana LX A9X
John Harvey, AUS
Wayne Negus, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 91 8 2.26,8   Differential
DNF   19  
Holden Torana LX A9X
Ian Diffen, AUS
Tim Slako, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 90 19 2.31,6   Differential
DNF   49 Bob Holden
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Lyndon Arnel, AUS
Richard Carter, AUS
1993 L4 Class C 88 46 2.46,7    
NC   50 Bob Holden
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Bob Holden, AUS
Ian Messner, AUS
1993 L4 Class C 84 49 2.47,1   Insufficient laps
NC      
Ford Falcon XB GT
Graham Ritter, AUS
Jim Keogh, AUS
5760 V8 Class A 82 20 2.31,6   Insufficient laps
DNF   60  
Toyota Celica
Peter Williamson, AUS
Gary Scott, AUS
1968 L4 Class C 76 34 2.41,6   Engine
DNF      
Mazda Savanna RX-3
John Duggan, AUS
Brian Wheeler, AUS
2292 eq. R2 Class B 72 44 2.44,9   Transmission
DNF      
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV
Peter Hopwood, AUS
Warwick Henderson, AUS
1962 L4 Class C 65 53 2.48,5    
DNF   53 Lennox Motors
VW Golf
Chris Heyer, AUS
Rüdiger Dahlhäuser, D
1588 L4 Class C 62 50 2.47,5    
DNF      
Holden Torana LX A9X
Graham Ryan, AUS
Phillip Arnull, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 57 23 2.32,9   Camshaft
DNF      
Ford Falcon XB GT
Jim Richards, NZ
Rod Coppins, AUS
5760 V8 Class A 53 6 2.26,0   Engine
NC      
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Rod Morris, AUS
Paul Gulson, AUS
1993 L4 Class C 46 54 2.49,0   Insufficient laps
DNF      
Ford Capri 3000
Bill Stanley, AUS
Les Grose, AUS
2993 V6 Class B 46 33 2.44,5   Transmission
DNF      
Ford Capri 3000
Lakis Manticas, AUS
Graham Moore, AUS
2993 V6 Class B 46 28 2.38,4   Electrics
DNF      
Holden Torana LX A9X
Warren Cullen, AUS
Brian Sampson, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 39 24 2.34,6   Fuel pump
DNF     Brian Wood Ford
Ford Falcon XC
Murray Carter, AUS
Bob Stevens, AUS
5760 V8 Class A 38 12 2.27,9   Engine
DNF     Bob Jane T-Marts
Holden Torana LX A9X
Bob Jane, AUS
Ian "Pete" Geoghegan, AUS
5044 V8 Class A 35 5 2.25,9   Oil filter
DNF      
Ford Falcon XB GT
Rod Donovan, AUS
Ron Lindau, AUS
5760 V8 Class A 31 29 2.38,5   Engine
DNF   17 Ron Hodgson Racing
Holden Torana LX A9X
Johnny Rutherford, USA
Janet Guthrie, USA
5044 V8 Class A 13 26 2.34,8   Accident
DNF      
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
James Laing-Peach, AUS
Bill Evans, AUS
1998 L4 Class C 12 39 2.43,4   Axle
DNF      
Holden Gemini
Allan Gough, AUS
Kel Gough, AUS
1584 L4 Class C 7 59 2.53,8   Piston
DNF      
Ford Capri 3000
Lawrie Nelson, AUS
Brian Reed, AUS
2993 V6 Class B 6 30 2.38,5   Gearbox
DNQ      
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Gordon Rich, AUS
Unknown
1962 L4 Class C         Accident