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Van Gisbergen’s Holden drives into Bathurst history

VICTORY in the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 has earned Shane van Gisbergen’s Triple Eight Holden a special place in Great Race history.

The chassis driven by van Gisbergen and Garth Tander in today’s race was also shared by the pair to the win in the 2020 edition of the Bathurst classic.

That makes the car just the third in history to win the Bathurst 1000 twice, joining two other famous Holden Commodores.

REPORT & RESULTS: van Gisbergen/Tander deliver Holden one last Bathurst win

AS IT HAPPENED: How the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 unfolded

Peter Brock led the Holden Dealer Team to victory in the same VH model Commodore in both 1982 and ’83.

On the latter occasion it started the race as HDT’s second entry but was taken over by Brock and his co-driver Perkins after their own car failed.

Mark Skaife took the chequered flag aboard his famous ‘Golden Child’ Holden Racing Team Commodore VX in both 2001 (joined by Tony Longhurst) and ’02 (with Jim Richards).

Two Bathurst victories add to an already remarkable record for the current van Gisbergen car, which he has campaigned since the start of 2020.

Earlier this year it surpassed Jamie Whincup’s ‘Kate’ VE Commodore as the winningest in ATCC/Supercars Championship history, now with 36 race wins.

Van Gisbergen drove it to the Supercars Championship title in 2021 and stands on the brink of back-to-back series wins following his latest victory today.

He leads closest pursuer Cam Waters by 567 points with 600 points remaining across two rounds.

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