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THE LOWNDES AND WHINCUP BATHURST RECORD IN ALEX DAVISON’S SIGHTS

ALEX Davison makes his Supercars return in October’s Repco Bathurst 1000 and could write himself into a special place in the history books of the ‘Great Race’.

Davison, who will share the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Mustang with younger brother Will, has finished all 17 Bathurst 1000s he’s started since he debuted in the race in 2004 aboard one of Larry Perkins’ Castrol Commodores alongside Jamie Whincup.

The 42-year-old shares the record for most consecutive Bathurst 500/1000 finishes with Triple Eight duo Whincup and Craig Lowndes, who each finished 17 straight between 2003 and 2019.

Their streak came to an end in 2020 when Whincup crashed their Red Bull Commodore on the approach to the Cutting while in a duel with Erebus young gun Brodie Kostecki.

However, Davison’s streak is somewhat different given it began with his debut in the race, rather than partway through his career.

Lowndes debuted in 1994 and Whincup in 2002, however their streak of 17 straight finishes only began in 2003 when Lowndes was driving for Ford Performance Racing and Whincup was with Garry Rogers Motorsport.

Davison has competed in the Bathurst 1000 every year bar one since his debut in 2004 – he missed the 2016 race given he didn’t have a drive that year – and has started and finished on all 17 occasions he’s been in the field.

Davison’s best Bathurst 1000 result remains a fourth place with brother Will in an Erebus Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG in 2014.

Last year the duo finished 10th after starting sixth on the grid.

This year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 will be held on October 6-9 at Mount Panorama.

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