Why Supercars would settle for an anticlimactic title race
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Why Supercars would settle for an anticlimactic title race

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It's a predicament that has faced the World Endurance Championship in the past, and now it's the turn of Supercars to have its biggest race - the Bathurst 1000 - taking the final slot on the calendar. Will its wider significance upstage the title battle?

Would you rather be a Bathurst 1000 winner or a Supercars champion?

It's a common question in Australian motor racing circles. If you could just choose one, which would it be? The answer often depends on who you're asking and what their CV looks like. A serial title winner will tell you a season's work is worth more than a day's. At the same time, there are plenty that wouldn't trade their Peter Brock Trophy for anything.

As common as it may be, the question carries a little more pertinence this year as, for the first time in two decades, the Bathurst 1000 won't just contribute to crowning a champion but will also play host to the season finale.

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