Lowndes and Murphy conquer Bathurst
THE 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama, Bathurst remains a special race in the history of 'The Great Race' with the Seven Sport race day telecast released here for the first time as part of the popular Seven Sport's Magic Moments of Motorsport DVD series.
That year’s race was the 34th running of the annual October classic and marked the first Bathurst 1000 victory of two men who went on to become legends of the Mountain: Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy.
The Mobil Holden Racing Team duo led the field home in a race that lasted just over seven hours and saw six Safety Car periods and all kinds of weather conditions thrown at the teams and drivers.
Lowndes and Murphy led 129 of the 161 laps to score a popular victory and give their team a unique treble of victories for 1996 - adding Bathurst to HRT's Australian Touring Car Championship and Sandown 500 successes.
The 1996 race featured a 35-car field packed with professional teams and privateers as well. A total of 12 Falcons took on 23 Commodores. A total of 22 cars were classified as finishers and just the three podium finishers completed all 161 laps.
All the big names of the period are featured in this race: Peter Brock, Mark Skaife, Larry Perkins, Russell Ingall, Jim Richards, Dick Johnson, John Bowe, Tony Longhurst, Wayne Gardner, Alan Jones and many more.
Included on this full race day telecast are the Sunday morning Formula Ford and two-litre Super Touring support races as well as the full 161-lap Mountain classic held on Sunday October 6, 1996.
This release also includes a range of unseen vision too. We have included on this DVD the race action that unfolded while television viewers of the day were busy watching commercials!
This DVD is a must-have for your collection of Seven Sport Magic Moments of Motorsport titles, celebrating a brilliant era of racing at Bathurst.
Run Time: Approximately 9 Hours, 28 Minutes
Please allow 14 days for dispatch of this title.