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Live: 2017 Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama

8 October 2017 4:21 AM
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After producing the "Lap of the Gods" on Saturday, Ford's record-breaking Scott McLaughlin has been reduced to mere mortal status midway through a wet and wild Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama on Sunday.

The Supercars series leader's Great Race appears over after his Falcon came to a complete stop due to the loss of oil pressure on lap 75.

It is a blow to his championship lead – he led Holden's Jamie Whincup by just 84 points heading into the 161-lap classic.

Surprisingly it prompted the first and to date only safety car of the enduro despite horror conditions.

At the halfway mark, Ford's Chaz Mostert lead reigning Sandown 500 winner Cameron Waters with Holden cult hero David Reynolds third.

However, no one was making any bold predictions as drivers slipped and slid their way around the unforgiving mountain almost 30 seconds slower a lap than usual due to the relentless rain.


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