Mt Panorama Bathurst 1985 TWR Jaguar XJ-S V12 Qualifying Lap

The qualifying lap that gave Tom Walkinshaw pole for the 1985 Bathurst 1000 race in his TWR Jaguar XJS V12

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1985 Great Moments From Bathurst The 1985 James Hardie 1000 was the 26th running of the touring car race originally known as the Armstrong 500, which started at Phillip Island, Victoria in 1960, before moving to Bathurst in 1963. It was held on 6 October 1985 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst. It was the first time the race was held exclusively for cars complying with the Australian version of International Group A touring car regulations. The event was Round Four of both the 1985 Australian Endurance Championship and the 1985 Australian Manufacturers' Championship. The race was dominated by the Tom Walkinshaw Racing run Jaguar XJ-S' which finished first and third in the race. John Goss and German driver Armin Hahne claimed the victory with team boss Tom Walkinshaw and his co-driver Win Percy finishing three laps down in third. On the same lap as the winning Jaguar was the Schnitzer Motorsport prepared BMW 635CSi of Italian driver Roberto Ravaglia and Venezuela's former Motorcycle World champion (and ex-Formula One driver) Johnny Cecotto who, despite their extensive overseas experience, were Bathurst rookies and as such easily co-won the Rookie of the Year award. The Holden Dealer Team VK Commodore of Peter Brock and New Zealand open-wheel racer David Oxton were in second place with three laps to go when they broke a timing chain and retired. 1985 was the first Great Race since 1969 that four time winner Allan Moffat was not an entrant. Left without a drive in 1985 after the withdrawal of Mazda from Australian touring car racing, Moffat was guest expert commentator with race broadcaster Channel 7. See our video on this car, now owned by Mike Roddy out of Melbourne, Victoria: All credit to Channel 7 Sport, Australia. Motor racing is an international language.

James Hardie 1000 Bathurst 1985
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