By Matthew Agius

Cameron McConville leads the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in the Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore from Todd Kelly as the famous endurance race settles into a rhythm after an exciting and heartbreaking start.

Former race leader Jason Bright has retired from the race after suffering from an engine running on seven cylinders and a misfire. It was the second retirement today by one of the race favourites, Bright having started alongside polesitter and lap one retirement Mark Skaife. Both Holden Racing Team Commodores are now out after Jim Richards crashed into the wall through the esses on the approach to Forrest's Elbow. Steven Johnson has also retired after crashing out after the second restart on the corner near where Mark Porter and David Clark had their Fujitsu Series crash on Friday.

McConville currently leads the race from Todd Kelly, James Courtney, Paul Dumbrell and Luke Youlden. All of these drivers are circulating well, with former race leader Craig Lowndes having completed a driver change and circulating a little further down the order with the Betta Electrical Falcon at the hands of Jamie Whincup.

Lap by lap action analysis

Lap 25Car #6 Jason Bright running n seven cylinders; Car #22 Jim Richards crashes out in the esses; SAFETY CARLap 26Car #8 driver change: Wilson out, Besnard in; Car #88 driver change: Simonsen out, Lyons in; Car #3 driver change: Jason Richards out, A. Jones in; Car #1 driver change: Ingall out, Youlden in; Car #7 driver change Steven Richards out, Dumbrell in.Lap 28RESTART TWO; Car #6 Jason Bright pits for misfire; Car #17 Steven Johnson crashes out near Reid Park; SAFETY CAR; Car #888 driver change: Lowndes out, Whincup in.Lap 30RESTART THREELap 31Car #1 Luke Youlden passes Car #3 Andrew Jones at CAT Corner; Car #4 James Courtney passes Car #3 at Caltex Chase.Lap 32Car #888 Jamie Whincup passes Car #33 Lee Holdsworth at Caltex ChaseLap 35Car #4 James Courtney passes Car #1 Luke Youlden at Hell Corner.Lap 42Car #5 Matthew Halliday spins and damages car at Falken Elbow ? driver change: Halliday out, Brabham in.

2 Safety Cars this hour; 3 in total