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Dick Johnson Racing set for 1000th race milestone

Dick Johnson Racing will make its 1000th championship race start at the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000.

23 September 2022

Dick Johnson Racing will become the first team in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars to reach 1000th race starts at the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000.

After making its championship debut in 1981, following Dick Johnson’s infamous clash with a rock at Bathurst in 1980, Dick Johnson Racing has become one the most successful in the history of Australian touring cars with 147 race wins, 308 podiums, 143 pole positions, 10 drivers’ championships and three teams’ championships.

“What a ride the last 999 races have been, and I could have never imagined the extent of what DJR has become today,” said founder and champion driver, Dick Johnson.

“To reach 1000 races at the Repco Bathurst 1000 is a pretty cool milestone. I am incredibly proud to be the first Supercars team to reach this milestone. There’s been a lot of ups and downs during those 999 races, some good some bad and some absolutely fantastic.

“You are only as good as the people you have around you and we have always had really good people around who have been very loyal. When you get people who like to come to work every day and want to be here that’s when you find success comes. Here’s to 1000 more races.”

Dick Johnson Racing will unveil a tribute livery for the Repco Bathurst 1000 on Monday the 26th of September, to celebrate the 1000-race milestone.

“It’s no secret that I was a Dick Johnson Racing fan as a kid growing up and to have joined the race team in an official capacity is something I am very proud of,” said executive chairman, Doctorr Ryan Story.

“Dick Johnson is the most synonymous name with motorsport here in Australia and across the world. Everything that the team has achieved is because of the man himself Dick Johnson.

“I am proud to be part of the most iconic race team and I can’t wait to see what the next 1000 races look like.”

CLICK HERE to purchase the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 official program.