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Bathurst 12 Hour video: Will Davison’s 200km/h double spin save during practice

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WILL Davison admits that he can’t take much credit avoiding disaster in his spectacular 200km/h double-spin across the top of Mount Panorama during Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour practice.

The back end of his Team WRT Audi snapped around at 203km/h as he came through the fearsome McPhillamy Park curve, remarkably completing two neat spins and staying off the walls before Davison continued on his way across Skyline.

“I’ll claim 50 per cent of control in that second pirouette, but the first one nothing.” Davison joked.

“It was quite nervous the way it was set up and it snapped on me pretty quick. My initial thoughts were this is not good, there’d not many good outcomes when you’re going backwards here.”

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Kyly Clarke new boyfriend, James Courtney, Bathurst 1000, Supercars, kissing, Michael Clarke

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Kyly Clarke has moved on from former flame Michael, making her public debut with new boyfriend James Courtney at the Bathurst 1000 on Sunday.

The Supercars star finished 10th at Mount Panorama on the biggest day of Australia’s motorsport calendar and was supported at the circuit by Clarke, nee Boldy, who split up with former Australian cricket captain Michael after seven years of marriage.

Clarke and Courtney were reportedly spotted “kissing passionately” trackside on Thursday and Sunday’s outing confirmed they are officially an item — nearly two decades after first dating.

Courtney used to race at the same go-karting club as Clarke’s brother Troy when they were kids and the pair have known each other since she was 11.

Clarke is a longtime motorsports fan and was a V8 grid girl in her younger days, crowned Miss Indy in 1999.

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Bathurst 1000: Shane van Gisbergen, rain, Mount Panorama, Scott McLaughlin

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Heavy rain that was expected to dominate Sunday’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 never came, but the few drops that did fall decided it.

Shane van Gisbergen and co-driver Garth Tander’s victory will be remembered for the Kiwi’s efforts to hold out a determined Cameron Waters over the final three stints of the 161-lap contest.

What won the race though were two sublime laps from van Gisbergen in slippery conditions following a lap 54 Safety Car restart that culminated in passing the Monster Mustang for the lead.

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Bathurst 1000 2020, V8 Supercars, Jamie Whincup crash, Craig Lowndes, updates, standings, video, watch

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Seven-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup and seven-time Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes are out of the Bathurst 1000 with 129 laps remaining of the race.

Whincup, who was sitting second in the championship coming into this weekend, was battling with Brodie Kostecki and Chaz Mostert and made a rare mistake while trying to overtake on the outside.

That led his car 888 to career into the concrete wall, ruining the entire right side of the car and ending the leading Red Bull Holden car’s afternoon with just 31 laps gone.

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