Shane van Gisbergen And Garth Tander Win 2022 Bathurst 1000


Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander have received the 2022 Supercars Bathurst 1000, with an exhilarating last stint from van Gisbergen delivering victory for the #97 Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore.

“You’re singling me out. Garth… received the race too, and it’s a crew effort and a fan effort,” stated van Gisbergen after the race. “It’s particular, I’m rapt.

“I can’t thank the crew sufficient. Garth was on it this 12 months… and Andrew [Edwards, engineer] this 12 months has been epic, simply each spherical, changing into increasingly more a part of the crew and doing such an excellent job. Now he’s received essentially the most ever races of the season as an engineer.”

“I don’t actually know what to say… No phrases proper now, can’t actually imagine it!” stated Garth. “The fellows did such an excellent job, and Shane on the finish of the race – how he can do this, his focus, his capability to punch out laps like that, was significantly spectacular to observe. So such an honour to be part of this. The final ever Commodore [win] at Bathurst, that’ll sink in just a little bit later.

“I can’t imagine it!”

It’s van Gisbergen’s second Bathurst crown, and his second with Tander, whereas Tander clocks up his fifth win. Van Gisbergen additionally units a brand new document for the variety of race wins in a season, along with his nineteenth win, and with 4 races remaining. Tander’s win is especially poignant, with Garth taking the ultimate Holden win on the Mountain, as the driving force with essentially the most entries within the 1000 as a Holden driver.

Chaz Mostert and Fabian Coulthard completed second within the #25 Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore. Mostert pushed van Gisbergen all the way in which to the road, after a late security automotive resulted in a 14 lap sprint to the end. The hole between Mostert and van Gisbergen barely breached a second for the final stint, with the ultimate hole only one.0991. The rostrum was rounded out by Cameron Waters and James Moffat within the #6 Tickford Racing Mustang, who initially had been within the battle for the win, however pale late to complete 6 seconds behind. It’s Waters’ third podium in three years.

Whereas the #97 lead over 100 laps, it was something however a dominant victory. The #97 Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore struggled within the damp situations within the morning, however improved because the monitor dried out. They needed to take care of a 5 second penalty for an unsafe launch early within the day, and had been off technique to attempt to compensate. The playing cards fell their manner with a security automotive simply after they’d taken their penalty, permitting them to regain monitor place earlier than midway. From there, they had been capable of management the race, by no means escaping the sphere, however creating simply sufficient of a buffer to be on the sting of snug.

Whereas the #97 had been properly positioned, the #25 Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore needed to battle for monitor place all day. Mostert was notably pissed off, getting caught behind Brodie Kostecki within the #99 Erebus Motorsport Commodore at each the start and finish of the race. When the 25 was in clear monitor, Mostert was the quickest on monitor. An alternate technique to put Coulthard in in opposition to the main-game drivers to permit Mostert the chance to race in opposition to the co-drivers later within the race noticed them lastly break by the again finish of the highest 10, combating once more with the #99 Erebus Motorsport Commodore, and the #6 Tickford Racing Mustang.

The #6 Tickford Racing Mustang needed to get well after a spin within the early levels. James Moffat was within the automotive on a security automotive restart, with Brodie Kostecki simply behind. Kostecki made a lunge to the within at The Reducing that Moffat appeared to see too late, as he tried to shut the door, leading to contact. The #6 was spun, however stayed of the wall, dropping to the rear of the sphere. It took one other 80 laps for Waters to get the automotive again within the prime 5, however an absence of outright tempo within the last levels meant they couldn’t go along with the leaders, having to accept third place.

The race began in dry situations however with standing water nonetheless on sections of the monitor after help class working dragged mud and water onto the circuit within the morning. Heavy rain by the week and within the morning meant that any tour off monitor would seemingly lead to bogging within the gravel, or skating throughout the grass. Including a burst water most important in a single day on Mountain Straight meant a river of water on driver’s proper, which didn’t disperse all through the race.

It was Lee Holdsworth within the #10 Grove Racing Mustang that obtained the very best begin from the entrance row, taking the holeshot into Hell nook. The highest half of the sphere obtained by the exit, however a fancy second within the mid pack on mountain straight noticed the #9 Erebus Motorsports Commodore and the #88 Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodores spinning up the monitor, with collateral injury to the #55 Tickford Racing Mustang, the #100 Dick Johnson Racing Mustang, and the #18 Staff 18 Commodore.

Making an attempt to keep away from the river of water on the suitable facet of the monitor, Jamie Whincup within the #88 moved to the left, squeezing the #8 Brad Jones Racing Commodore of Dale Wooden, and Tony D’Alberto within the #100 on the left hand facet, with Jack Perkins within the #9 simply forward. Whincup hit a puddle and burst into wheelspin on the identical time De Pasquale put two wheels on the grass, and within the melee the #9 obtained a faucet and spun forward of the group, with #88 pitched right into a spin as properly.

The incident introduced out a security automotive, with broken automobiles coming into the pits, and one returning on a flatbed. The #100 suffered a bent steering arm, which the crew repaired early sufficient to stay on the lead lap, whereas the #99 had a bent rear arm and a puncture, taking 2 laps to restore. The worst broken automotive was the #55 Tickford Racing Mustang; Zac Finest taking to the grass to keep away from the spinning automobiles forward, skating straight into the concrete, and damaging the automotive past restore on lap one.

The race restarted 4 laps later however was virtually instantly beneath warning once more for a mega incident popping out of the chase. Zane Goddard within the #5 Tickford Racing Mustang outbraked himself making an attempt to cross Greg Murphy at The Chase, bowling a large and getting onto the grass. The moist grass didn’t retard the velocity of the automotive in any respect, and as Goddard tried to rejoin the monitor, the automotive started to spin uncontrolled. Goddard speared throughout the monitor, colliding with the #8 Brad Jones Racing automotive of Dale Wooden, and leaving Matt Campbell within the #26 Grove Racing Commodore nowhere to go.

All three drivers had been unscathed, however all three automobiles had been out of the race.

A warning from race management to manage automobiles on rejoins rang out because the race obtained underway once more, with rain starting to fall up mountain straight and on the chase. Lee Holdsworth started to stretch a lead earlier than one other interruption on Lap 17.

The #56 Tickford Racing Mustang with Jake Kostecki on the wheel was found bogged within the run off at The Chase. Kostecki ran broad on the apex, getting on to the grass, and getting bogged within the sodden grass.

This introduced virtually your entire discipline into the pits for his or her first cease, with 22 of the 24 remaining automobiles going by the lane. Within the chaos, there was an unsafe launch for the #97 Triple Eight Race Engineering automotive, which was launched into the trail of the #17 Dick Johnson Racing Mustang, who needed to take avoiding motion. They had been adjudicated a 5 second penalty to be taken beneath their subsequent green-flag pit cease.

The monitor started to dry on the resumption of motion, with the #100 Dick Johnson Racing automotive with Tony D’Alberto on the wheel, as the one automotive to not cease. There have been nonetheless puddles round, punishing drivers for any small errors. Cameron Waters was the massive mover on this part of the race, because the main main-game driver in opposition to the co-drivers. Waters moved from fifth by to the lead within the stint, earlier than one other security automotive at lap 31, once more on the Chase.

Alex Davison locked up into the Chase, firing straight by the gravel and bouncing off the tyre barrier. He managed to extract the automotive from the tyres, however he was unable to flee the mud, getting caught agonisingly near the monitor, forcing one other security automotive.

This introduced the sphere by for an additional spherical of pit stops, with solely the #888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Wildcard and the #51 Erebus Motorsports Wildcard automobiles staying out on monitor. They led the restart, with Waters within the #6, Brodie Kostecki within the #99, Mostert within the #25, and van Gisbergen within the #97 the following automobiles within the prepare.

Waters was the person on the cost once more, grabbing Richie Stanaway within the #51 at Murrays nook. This backed up the group behind, with Mostert trying to break by, aborting a transfer on the Reducing earlier than throwing it down the within of Kostecki on the Elbow. The drag race was on, with van Gisbergen bump drafting Kostecki down Conrod Straight, enabling each of them to cross Mostert.

Waters made quick work of Declan Fraser within the #888 to take the lead, whereas Van Gisbergen slipped by on Kostecki, after which Stanaway, to sit down in third place. Fraser pit from second to permit van Gisbergen clear monitor to Waters, however his cost was interrupted by yet one more security automotive intervention.

The #3 CoolDrive Mustang with crew proprietor Tim Blanchard on the wheel was seen within the tyres at The Elbow, unable to extract itself. Replays confirmed contact between Blanchard and Nick Percat within the #2 Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore, who had tried to make the transfer, nerfing Blanchard into the tyres. Stewards dominated it a racing incident, with Percat deemed far sufficient alongside to have commanded the nook.

This noticed a big divergence in methods, with Waters, (#6), Kostecki (#99), and Mostert (#25) speaking a pit cease, whereas van Gisbergen stayed out.

A mixture of co-drivers and main-game drivers took the restart on lap 46, with Moffat entering into the #6 making an attempt to defend from the #99 Erebus automotive with Kostecki nonetheless on the wheel. The pair made contact at The Reducing, spearing Moffat right into a spin however not into the wall. The stewards once more dominated this a racing incident.

Whereas those that had taken a pit cease tried to battle their manner by the sphere, Van Gisbergen set about setting clear laps making an attempt to increase his benefit to offset the 5 second penalty he was but to take. He got here in for a pit cease on lap 55, making the obligatory brake change on the identical time, with Tander dropping again out in sixteenth place.

The fifth Security Automobile of the afternoon was referred to as instantly after, required to retrieve the #96 Brad Jones Racing Commodore from the gravel lure at Pit Entry. This introduced the highest 15 automobiles into the pits, most making the brake rotor change within the course of, permitting the #97 to cycle again to the lead of the race.

Behind Tander within the #97 Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore was the #99 Erebus Motorsports Commodore, David Russell now on the wheel, adopted by the #100 Dick Johnson Racing Mustang of Tony D’Alberto, Nick Percat within the #2 Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore, and the recovering #18 Staff 18 Commodore of Michael Caruso. The #25 Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore sat simply outdoors the highest 10 in eleventh, whereas the #6 Tickford Racing Mustang was down in sixteenth resulting from it’s spin on the Reducing.

With most Co-Drivers within the automotive and the monitor virtually absolutely dry, the race lastly settled right into a rhythm. Because the co-drivers ticked off their minimal 54 lap requirement, some groups elected to drag them in off-sequence to place the main-game driver again in, whereas others selected to depart the co-driver in to finish the stint. There was one other incident taking out a contender, with the #2 Walkinshaw Andretti United automotive of Nick Percat slamming the wall at The Elbow.

Happily, Nick was capable of crawl the automotive again to the pits, stopping a security automotive intervention. On board replays urged a missed downshift whereas braking for the Elbow prompted the automotive to burst into wheelspin, with Nick unable to manage the slide, tagging the wall on either side of the monitor.

An issue within the pit lane relegated one other entrance runner; The #100 Dick Johnson Racing had a nightmare of a brake rotor change, taking 50 seconds longer than a typical pit cease due a delay on the entrance left nook, dropping Anton De Pasquale from the lead of the race outdoors the highest 10.

Walkinshaw Andretti United had been one of many earliest to clear their co-driver laps, and put in Chaz Mostert within the #25 Commodore at lap 81 to finish a protracted stint to the end. Mostert set to work, shifting by the sphere in opposition to the co-drivers nonetheless within the automotive, shifting from outdoors the highest 10 into 4th place earlier than the following spherical of pit stops, all at round lap 100. Tander handed the #97 over to van Gisbergen with a 13 second lead over the #99 of Brodie Kostecki, with the #88 Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore of Broc Feeney an additional 14 seconds again. Two seconds behind was Mostert, who got here out of the pits in between Feeney and the recovering #6 of Cameron Waters, 4 seconds protecting the trio. Mostert stored the tempo on, passing Feeney across the outdoors of The Chase to enter the highest 3, earlier than the sixth Security Automobile intervention was referred to as at lap 119.

Todd Hazelwood had buried the #35 Matt Stone Racing Commodore into the tyres at Griffins Bend, locking up beneath brakes into the suitable hander. The #35 was capable of be pulled from the tyres and returned to the race, laps down.

This compressed the entrance of the sphere, with Van Gisbergen’s 17 second hole evaporating to nothing, and the highest 5 nose-to-tail on the restart. The highest three started to flee, with Feeney holding up Waters, Holdsworth and the pair of Dick Johnson Mustangs, till a large second at The Chase allowed Waters and Holdsworth to cross. Waters tacked on to the again of the battle for second, Mostert as soon as once more behind Kostecki, with the ultimate spherical of stops looming. Feeney was the primary of the lead group to pit with 20 laps remaining, adopted by Mostert, Waters and Davison the lap later.

Instantly out of the pits, Davison went to brake the #17 Mustang into Griffins Bend. The automotive missed a downshift, spearing off monitor and into the tyre obstacles at flip 2, bringing out one other security automotive.

Will stepped out of the automotive beneath his personal steam. The automotive, nonetheless, was out of the race.

This gave Van Gisbergen and Kostecki the prospect to pit from the lead of the race, with the Security Automobile ready to select van Gisbergen up after the pit cease. The important thing rejoin can be Mostert in opposition to Kostecki, with Mostert trying to undercut the #99 Erebus Motorsport Commodore. Because the #99 got here out of the pits, a restoration automobile was allowed onto the monitor from the Flip 1 run off. Brodie exited the pit lane simply behind the restoration automobile, forcing him to drag up, and permitting Mostert to wrap round and take the place earlier than the protection automotive line. The stewards deemed that Mostert would have gotten to the protection automotive line first regardless, however Erebus Motorsport had been understandably pissed off to lose the place by the pit sequence.

This arrange a grandstand end, with van Gisbergen, Mostert, Kostecki and Waters, the 4 quickest drivers of the day, within the prime 4 positions. The restart was referred to as with 14 laps remaining, and instantly Waters fired the #6 Mustang down the within at Griffins, making it stick into third place. The highest 3 began to separate themselves from the sphere, setting a sequence of two:06’s, the quickest laps of the race, to construct a spot. Van Gisbergen began to stretch a bonus, setting a 2:06.2 to set the quickest lap of the race, to which Mostert responded with a 2:06.3 the following lap round.

The pair dropped Waters, and traded quickest sectors; van Gisbergen quicker in sector 1 and three, and Mostert quicker in sector 2. The hole remained at roughly 1 second, with minor variances as each drivers examined the boundaries of the monitor and the boundaries of their automobiles. Ultimately, Van Gisbergen withstood the strain, taking the chequered flag after 6 Hours and 41 minutes of racing.

Brodie Kostecki and David Russell had been unfortunate to overlook a podium, backing up their efficiency from final 12 months, placing the #99 Erebus Motorsport Commodore in eighth, whereas the highest 5 was accomplished by Broc Feeney and Jamie Whincup within the #88 Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore. Lee Holdsworth and Matt Payne put the #10 Grove Racing Mustang in sixth place with Payne as the highest rookie; their early tempo within the moist unable to be maintained within the dry. Anton De Pasquale and Tony D’Alberto completed in seventh within the #100 Dick Johnson Racing Mustang, forward of the #888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Wildcard entry of Fraser and Lowndes. The highest 10 was accomplished by the Brad Jones Racing #14 of Fullwood and Fiore, and the #9 Erebus Motorsport Commodore of Brown and Perkins.

Because of the wave-around guidelines launched for this 12 months, 19 of the 28 automobiles completed on the lead lap, whereas there have been 6 retirements; Jack Smith and Jaxon Evans crashing out on lap 138 after Smith tagged the wall at Steel Grate within the #4 Brad Jones Racing automotive.

Shane Van Gisbergen now holds a 567 level lead within the championship over Cameron Waters with two rounds left, each road races. Subsequent spherical for the Supercars is on the Twenty eighth-Thirtieth of October on the Gold Coast, with the finale on the streets of Adelaide on December 1-4.

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