Tander’s initial two-year deal culminated in another Bathurst 1000 victory, the last for a factory Holden entry, with Shane van Gisbergen.
Davison and teammate Cameron Waters stalked the No.97 Holden all the way to the finish, but the 31-year-old Aucklander held firm, producing arguably the greatest 63-lap-stint of his career. The result gives him his first ever Bathurst win having come second in 2016 and 2019, while it gives co-driver Garth Tander his fourth after victories in 2000, 2009 and 2011. While it was his Kiwi team-mate who did the final stint and claimed the chequered flag, Tander was integral to the success. READ MORE: Drivers know renowned Bathurst atmosphere will be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions READ MORE: Whincup is a fan of new safety car rule for the Bathurst 1000 Like Lowndes, Tander knows all the prior laps he's done at the circuit will help. ", READ MORE: Drivers know renowned Bathurst atmosphere will be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, READ MORE: Whincup is a fan of new safety car rule for the Bathurst 1000. While it was his Kiwi team-mate who did the final stint and claimed the chequered flag, Tander was integral to the success. Having failed to finish his first two starts at Mount Panorama, Tander and Jason Bargwanna delivered Garry Rogers Motorsport a stunning triumph in the 2000 Great Race. "I've been fortunate to have had a very strong relationship with Holden since 1998 and it's been a real honour to drive their race cars for various teams.
Thanks to Garth, he did an awesome job. "Each time he got pretty close but got through Turn 2 with good grip so I knew I would be ok. Those last three stints were just qualifying laps, so just awesome. HELPING Shane van Gisbergen to a career first and helping the Holden Racing team to a fairy tale farewell, Garth Tander felt honoured to play a role in both those special Bathurst 1000 moments on Sunday. Indianapolis 500 debut ‘a dream come true’ for McLaughlin > View, Bottas pips Hamilton for pole in Imola > View, GALLERY: Piastri makes F1 testing debut with Renault > View, Hazelwood labels axing of Adelaide 500 ‘insulting’ > View, GALLERY: Constructing the Adelaide street circuit > View, F1 teams at odds over engine development freeze > View, Horner hints at Albon’s future with Red Bull > View, Williams boss shuts down driver change speculation > View, Alfa Romeo retain Raikkonen and Giovinazzi for 2021 > View, DJR, Ford begin preliminary Gen3 design work > View, OPINION: Never waste a good crisis > View, Garth Tander drives Shane van Gisbergen’s car at Bathurst. As for Tander, this will be start number 23 and his prior campaigns include three wins, a second and a pair of thirds. The fact the title race has already been decided in Scott McLaughlin’s favour for a third successive season means every contender enters the event with their eyes fixed purely on the Peter Brock Trophy. October 19 2020 - 11:19AM. As much respect as a championship gleans within the sport, Garth Tander remains adamant that there is no bigger achievement in the public sphere than to conquer the Mountain. Speedcafe.com reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. “Will Davison and Cam Waters, realistically as far as recent miles go, that’s the gun pairing isn’t it? Shane van Gisbergen in action Credits: Image - Getty, video - Sky Sports. But just when it appeared as though van Gisbergen would coast to victory, the mountain threw up trademark curveballs with two safety car periods in the final nine laps. Van Gisbergen and Tander won the Bathurst 1000 in a huge battle of attrition against Cameron Waters and Will Davison, winning by less than one second in a thrilling contest. The win was pure elation for team Red Bull Racing, who earlier in the day lost champion Jamie Whincup and its chance of capturing the team championship in 2020. "It really is a lot like riding a bike, once you get back in the groove and remember where all the switches are and what you need to do, the actual driving the car bit will all come pretty comfortably. They are certainly experienced and their resumes are golden. As well as his vast Bathurst 1000 experience, he's done the Bathurst 24 Hour twice and Bathurst 12 Hour on five occasions. “When you walk down the street on Monday, everyone knows what you did on Sunday. Bathurst 1000, 2020: Shane van Gisbergen wins maiden Bathurst 1000, Garth Tander claims fourth victory ... while his co-driver Garth Tander …
This is sad, the Holden flag flies at Bathurst for the final time. As well as his vast Bathurst 1000 experience, he's done the Bathurst 24 Hour twice and Bathurst 12 Hour on five occasions. "That got us to the front and we never left it. For support, please contact [email protected]. Van Gisbergen is still chasing his first Bathurst 1000 victory, having finished runner-up in both 2016 and 2019. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK. The safety car was deployed twice in the final 10 laps, with the second appearance coming after Zane Goddard hit the wall at Reid Park with just five laps left to race. The experienced 43-year-old did a stellar job as van Gisbergen's co-driver in the #97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodore. “It looks pretty red-hot this year doesn’t it?” he said. ", https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/9ujtS27vHx5Qgdp9jJ35WB/de244940-af2f-41b5-a4e4-e6287746844f.JPG/r0_278_3127_2045_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg, Western Advocate's trusted source for property, Kart Club want to leave division behind, finally get track built, Bathurst artist Jock Alexander's long career and interest in art, Guinness wants to start a conversation about mental well-being, Bond movie idol Sean Connery dies, aged 90, Shade shutdown: Highway trees to go to reduce the risk of black ice, Queensland border reopens to regional NSW. #Bathurst1000#VASCpic.twitter.com/GsRFqLWvTI. I've been obviously at race weekends doing commentary, but not actually being behind the wheel is something - especially going to the biggest race of the year - that is a little bit daunting. It was Holden’s final race in the Australian Supercars series, and the marque went out in style at the Bathurst 1000. McLaughlin dominated the opening stanza after jumping Davison at the start, holding a 10 second lead at the first round of pit stops. Garth Tander (born 31 March 1977) is a multiple-championship winning Australian motor racing driver competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship's Enduro Cup, co-driving the No. While only 4,000 spectators were able to attend Bathurst 1000, due to the restrictions in place for the coronavirus pandemic, many witnessed a landmark moment post-race. ", IN a year when prior Bathurst 1000 experience in co-drivers will be worth its weight in gold, Red Bull Racing duo Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander might as well have come straight from the vaults at Fort Knox. 13/10/2020 By Connor O'Brien As much respect as a championship gleans within the sport, Garth Tander remains adamant that there is no bigger achievement in the public sphere than to conquer the Mountain. There have been strong hints that Mount Panorama, specifically, will be the curtain-raiser next year. “I said, ‘I’d love to drive your car again,’ so I’m pretty sure we’ll work something out.”. "It certainly was a bit of motivation coming into this one, we all knew since February's announcement that Holden is no more after this year. Garth Tander Net Worth 2020: Money, Salary, Bio | CelebsMoney While the veteran now has four Great Race successes to his name, this year’s was the first for van Gisbergen.
"It's obviously very, very special for the entire team.The official Holden factory team have so much history here at Bathurst and to secure a victory in its final every representation is very special," he said. ✔️ Holden flag guy, ‘20 Bathurst Shirtless guy, ‘01 QLD 500 Screaming girls, ‘87 Bathurst https://t.co/XgIBxwMt7W, Flying the Holden flag for the last time ❤️ #Bathurst pic.twitter.com/8nha13a80U. Garth Tander has predicted that he will renew with Triple Eight Race Engineering to contest next year’s enduros after winning this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.
... Shane van Gisbergen (right) and Garth Tander celebrated after winning the Bathurst 1000 (Mark … OUCH: Champ's 'rookie error' stuns fans in Bathurst 1000 wreck, 'BALLS UP': Supercars champ in high-speed Bathurst crash. I just wish my Mum and Dad were here.". I've been obviously at race weekends doing commentary, but not actually being behind the wheel is something - especially going to the biggest race of the year - that is a little bit daunting. Garth Tander (born 31 March 1977) is a multiple-championship winning Australian motor racing driver competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship's Enduro Cup, co-driving the No. "I think the good thing is we like the car very similar and I've been keeping up to date with the progress of the team and the way they've been setting up and running the car, that's been fantastic.". "No doubt it's different, there's no getting away from that, that's probably the term of 2020," Tander said. He added of the late restarts:"“I knew as long as I got through Turn 2 I would be fine. Because Will was racing this year and obviously knows that team very well, so they will be strong.
STRONG PAIRING: Garth Tander's prior Bathurst 1000 experience makes him a valuable co-driver for Shane van Gisbergen.
"The immediate preparation has been quite different and with the year we've had it's been different, the last time I drove the car was February and look, there'll be a lot of co-drivers in that same situation. "It was a real track position race, super hard to pass and when that rain came I was a bit slow at the start but then got going. Sign up to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Newsletter. Garth Tander has predicted that he will renew with Triple Eight Race Engineering to contest next year’s enduros after winning this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Like Lowndes, Tander knows all the prior laps he's done at the circuit will help. This year’s Bathurst 1000 was a special one for Holden and winner Garth Tander said the final image of Shane van Gisbergen flying the team flag around the track would remain in the memory of fans for a long time. Holdsworth, Caruso mateship to drive podium quest, Young guns raring for ‘surreal’ Bathurst debut, Fans' chance to watch end-of-season awards, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›. "There have been no Supercars tests as such this year, so my last competitive race was at the Melbourne Grand Prix when I was doing the Porsche Carrera Cup.
The experienced 43-year-old did a stellar job as van Gisbergen's co-driver in the #97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodore. Chaz Mostert and Warren Luff completed the podium with a mistake free drive in the Walkinshaw-Andretti United Holden. Tander, who was dropped as a full-time driver at the start of 2019, teamed up with Red Bull Racing’s Shane van Gisbergen and came out on top in Holden’s final year at Mount Panorama.
"I've been fortunate to have had a very strong relationship with Holden since 1998 and it's been a real honour to drive their race cars for various teams.