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Bathurst-conquering Commodore Supercar hits the market

THE Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore ZB that Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth drove to win the 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama is up for grabs.

The #25 WAU Commodore has been returned to its 2021 ‘Great Race’-winning Mobil 1 Appliances Online livery after the completion of its on-track Supercars Championship career and has just been placed for sale via Lloyds Auctions in an online auction.

The car – WR 026 – is the last Holden Commodore Supercar put together by the team and was raced by Mostert from the start of 2021 to the end of last season

In addition to its 2021 Bathurst win it scored seven other race wins, including leading home a WAU 1-2 in the Saturday race at last year’s VALO Adelaide 500 in a striking HRT retro livery.

Mostert finished third in the Repco Supercars Championship pointscore for the last two years at the wheel of WR 026.

But its moment of glory undoubtedly remains its victory at Mount Panorama in the ‘Great Race’ in 2021 that marked the 35th win in the famous race for a Holden.

Mostert and Holdsworth led 106 of the 161 laps on their way to winning the Bathurst classic.

Mostert had set an amazing pole position lap in Saturday’s Top 10 Shootout to set up the Sunday performance; he rocketed around the 6.213-kilometre circuit in 2m03.3736s, the fastest lap by a Supercar around the famous Mount Panorama circuit.

For Mostert the win was his second Bathurst 1000 victory to go with his maiden triumph in 2014 and it was the first for Holdsworth in his 18th start in the famous race.

The same chassis came very close in 2022 to winning the race for the second year in a row, Mostert and Fabian Coulthard falling just 1.0991-seconds short of stopping Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander winning the race.

All up the WR 026 chassis competed in 65 Supercars Championship races covering 2021 and 2022 with Mostert at the helm for all 65.

The car won eight races – three in 2021 (including the Bathurst 1000) and five in 2022 – and finished on the podium 23 times (a 35.4% podium finishing rate) during its racing career.

WR 026 finished in the top 10 in 51 of the 65 races it started and only recorded one non-finish in its two-year Supercars racing career.

Click here for further details and a full history on the car compiled by V8 Sleuth.

Walkinshaw Andretti United makes the move to racing Ford Mustangs in this year’s Repco Supercars Championship with Mostert and Nick Percat in a pair of brand-new cars.

WAU will however continue to race a pair of Commodore ZBs in the Dunlop Series’ Super2 category for Zach Bates and Kiwi Ryan Wood with long-time WAU endurance driver Warren Luff as driver coach.

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