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Cheers to The GOAT

Jamie ‘JDub’ Whincup has touched down at Mount Panorama for his final event as a full-time driver in the Supercars Championship.

The seven-time Supercars Champion will enter his 20th race at The Mountain and will co-drive with seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes in the #88 Red Bull Ampol Commodore.

As a tribute to the four-time Bathurst 1000 winner, Red Bull Air Race World Champion Matt Hall made a special landing on Mountain Straight in his aircraft featuring a #CheersJDub livery, after giving Whincup a birds-eye-view of the famous circuit.

“We have two cars to get that opportunity, it’s my last full-time event, it’s RD’s last event as Managing Director, SVG and GT have a real opportunity to go back-to-back, and we’ll put our heads down and do everything we can to make our crew internally and externally proud as punch,” JDub said.

“The last few weeks have certainly been different. We left Queensland well over a month ago and we’ve been on the road ever since. It’s been enjoyable, though. Have the whole team together and not going back to home base has been a fantastic bonding experience.

“Bathurst is what we’ve all been working towards, and we’ve had four warm-up events in Sydney to prepare us for this week. I’m looking forward to it and can’t wait to hit the track.”

The #CheersJDub hashtag will feature on the #88 Red Bull Ampol Commodore for the Bathurst 1000, and fans are encouraged to include this hashtag on their online tributes to Whincup.