2021 Bathurst 1000: All you need to know

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen is trying to win Bathurst for the second year in succession.

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Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen is trying to win Bathurst for the second year in succession.

It’s the race that stops two nations and once again there’s plenty of hope that it will be a Kiwi standing on the top step of the podium for a third year in a row.

The Great Race begins at 2.15pm NZ time on Sunday and will take between six and seven hours to compete, depending on how much the safety car is used.

Stuff will be blogging the race in its entirety and as well as keeping readers up to speed with all the action, we will also have regular videos throughout the day from four-time Supercars champion Greg Murphy, giving us his views on how the race is progressing.

There are four Kiwis in the race, Shane van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard, Andre Heimgartner and Chris Pither and we’ll be keeping an eye out on how they’re going.

Van Gisbergen is the favourite to win the 161-lap battle and he would become the first driver to win back-to-back Bathurst 1000s since Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup achieved that feat together in 2007 and 2008.

Stuff’s live blog will begin at 2pm and go all the way through to the end of the post race reaction.

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