The Australian Motor Race that sloths a nation is here this weekend, and if you’re not in the mood yet with the 24 Hour Bathurst Channel on Fox Sports, then why not kill some time with our Bet-Thurst 1000 2017 Bathurst 1000 Betting Guide. Then go back to the 24 Hour Bathurst 1000 Channel.
Nothing accompanies a sporting event which takes most of the daylight hours better than a little wager on the side, with the exception of any cricket on Channel Nein which no amount of gambling can improve.
The Bathurst 1000 provides one of those guilty Sundays on the lounge, starting with the mandatory “every Australian must watch the start and first few laps” and ending with subtly taking ownership of the TV for the day. The backwards facing Andy Capp-esque nap is the only downtime throughout the day.
You could have a few beers, and why not, but perhaps you don’t want to look like too much of an alcoholic by having a few “eye openers”, so placing a few bets will pass the time nicely.
Below in our Bet-Thurst 1000 Betting Guide, we go through the more interesting betting types, and put our money where our mouth is with our 1000 cents worth of bets.
INTERESTING BET-THURST 1000 BETTING OPTIONS
Here’s our list of mildly interesting and amusing things you can bet on for the 2017 Bathurst 1000. It doesn’t require too much thought, as that’s not what you want for Bathurst 1000 Slothday. Odds courtesy of Sportsbet or William Hill.
FIRST RETIREMENT CAR NUMBER
Odd number or Even number (Both $1.87)
We tip: Odd. Just like us.
ACTUAL FIRST RETIREMENT (DRIVER)
Plenty of value here with a $13 minimum featuring the usual midfield runners to the back of the grid. There’s more value up the sharper end, so here’s a few,
Van Gisbergen/Campbell $27
We tip: Holdsworth/Reindler $18
0 – 2.4999 secs / 2.5000 secs (Both $1.90)
We tip: 0 – 2.4999 secs.
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
Under 20.5 $1.85
Over 20.5 $1.90
We tip: Over 20.5
NUMBER OF SAFETY CARS
0 – $101, 1 – $41, 2 – $34,
3 – $13, 4 – $5, 5 – $2.50, 6+ – $2
We tip: 5
There is nothing more pointless than some cars late in the race having nothing to lose by going for the fastest lap. It could happen on lap 1 or 161. Or anywhere in between, which makes it so interesting. A live bet all day, just the way we like it.
From $3.60 for McLaughlin to $501 for Rullo/A Davison.
We tip : Whincup $4.20
LEADERS AFTER 10/50/100 LAPS
One of the best betting options available. Who knows with the usual amount of chaos where any of the usual front runners goes for a pitstop. Odds tend to favour the overall winning drivers at cars.
10 Laps: Mostert $8
50 Laps: Whincup $4.20
100 Laps: Lowndes $11
You can bet on some good fashioned intra-team garage showdown by picking on driver per manufacturer.
We tip: Holden – Whincup $2.87 / Ford – Winterbottom $7 / Nissan – T Kelly/Le Brocq $4.33
OUR BATHURST 1000 “BEST BETS”
Time to put our money where our moth is (moths flying out of our wallet that is).
We have our 1000 cents to spend. Proceeds will go to The Gurgler Beer for Everyone Foundation.
$2 for Reynolds/Youlden @ $6
$2 for Reynolds/Youlden @$7.50
$2 for Van Gisbergen/Campbell @ $6
$2 for Van Gisbergen / Whincup @ $14
$2 Holdsworth/Reindler @ $18