After posting the fastest ever time around Mount Panorama to start Australia’s Greatest Race in pole position, dealing with tyre drama and having to wait for an echidna mid way through the race, Chaz Mostert has won the 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000.

The 29-year-old Chaz Mostert and co-driver Lee Holdsworth overcame a catastrophic setback earlier in the race to seal a stunning comeback. Lap 49 brought a cloud of doubt to the duo’s success when rear left tyre drama forced the number 25 Holden Commodore into the pit, immediately dropping Mostert from the lead and into 12th position.

The Walkinshaw Andretti United team quickly regained ground, clawing their way back to the lead.

Mostert’s co-driver, veteran Lee Holdsworth, saw this weekend’s race as his best chance yet to taste glory at Mount Panorama in his 18th attempt around the track. His best finish w as third place in 2009 and is ecstatic to have finally gone all the way.

It wasn’t an easy win as Mostert had to hold off an epic challenge from defending champion, van Gisbergen, but was forced out of contention in a late blow. He too suffered tyre problems, eventually limping into pit lane and being overtaken as his hopes of going back-to-back fell apart.

Walkinshaw Andretti United teammate, Bryce Fullwood, finished the race in fifth place.

It was not the finish competitor Jamie Whincup was hoping for in his final Bathurst 1000 as a full-time driver, ending in fourth place alongside co-driver Craig Lowndes.

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