In what has been one of the wettest build-ups to the great race, the clouds parted this afternoon to shine sunshine and victory on Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander, who claimed Holden’s final victory at the mountain.
Shane van Gisbergen joined some of the greatest names in motorsport history, claiming the record for the most victories in a season and sent Holden out as Bathurst Champions after fending off a late charge from last year’s winner Chaz Mostert in the closing moments of the race.
Garth Tander claimed his fifth victory at the mountain, and Shane claimed his second victory, and it was the ninth Bathurst win from Triple Eight and their third victory in the last five years.
“It was awesome,” van Gisbergen said.
“Compared to 2020, to have all the people here and in this weather, thank you guys so much.
“To send Holden out like this is epic… up the Holden!
“It’s a special way to send it out.