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Mostert conquers Mount Panorama

After obliterating the track record to gain pole at the Top 10 shootout, Chaz Mostert was the first man to cross the finishing line at the Bathurst 1000.

The Walkinshaw Andretti United car, co-driven by Lee Holdsworth, was the best car all weekend and took out the most prestigious race on the calendar.

It was an action packed event with a number of safety cars caused by tyre failure, crashes and even an echidna on the track.

Relentless pressure from champion Shane Van Gisbergen throughout the 161 laps, was not enough to over throw Mostert and Holdsworth despite a tyre delamination on lap 50.

This is Mostert’s second win at Mt. Panorama, his first coming in 2014 and he also made his way onto the podium last year.

It wasn’t the fairytale finish Jamie Whincup was after, finishing fourth in his final ever Supercar race.

The racing legend was joined by long-time teammate Craig Lowndes in the iconic Red Bull number 88 car.

Earlier in the day, Wincup was inducted into the Supercars Hall of Fame. He will take over from Roland Dane next season as the boss of Red Bull racing.


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