Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander have won the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000, giving Holden a 36th and final victory in the Great Race.
The duo first won the race together in 2020, with van Gisbergen the 22nd driver in history to have won the Great Race more than once, while Tander joins Steven Richards as a five-time Bathurst winner.
It was also a record-equalling ninth Bathurst win for Triple Eight Race Engineering, with van Gisbergen now holding a 562-point championship lead with two rounds still remaining.
“To compare our win in 2020, it’s another farewell to Holden, but to have the fans here this time and share it with them is extra special,” said van Gisbergen.
“This week especially, I learnt a lot about how much the Holden brand means to so many people and to represent it like we do, it’s a privilege to add to the tally of Holden wins. It’s hard to put into words but it’s pretty cool. I think Adelaide is going to be a massive farewell for the brand because it’s the home of Holden, so hopefully we can have a good finish there as well, but today was epic.”
Defending Bathurst winner Chaz Mostert and co-driver Fabian Coulthard finished in second place with Cameron Waters and James Moffat on the podium for a third consecutive year in third.
The 161-lap race featured eight safety-car periods, including two in the opening laps after separate multi-car accidents.
Brodie Kostecki and David Russell, who finished third in 2021, came home fourth ahead of Broc Feeney and Jamie Whincup.
Lee Holdsworth and Matt Payne finished sixth ahead of Anton De Pasquale and Tony D’Alberto with Craig Lowndes and Declan Fraser, Bryce Fullwood and Dean Fiore and Will Brown and Jack Perkins rounding out the top 10.