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SVG & GT win the 2022 Bathurst 1000

Broc Feeney/Jamie Whincup – Car #88
Race 30 – 5th

Championship standings – Sixth (2074 points)

Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander – Car #97
Race 30 – First

Championship standings – First (3082 points)

Teams’ Championship standings – First (5156 points)


Broc Feeney – Car #88
“Well, I thought we were over about 20 seconds into the race. J-Dub was spinning, hitting cars, rear wing just missed the fence. Then, about five minutes later, he was nearly in another massive crash, so to even be in the mix with a straight car at the end was pretty cool. To come fifth, I’ll definitely take that. I made a few too many mistakes today, but overall, that’s probably about where we were. I had to remind myself of last year’s DNF. To get to the end of the race and the last safety car, I’m three cars behind the leader, so I had to have a reset and realise that I probably wasn’t going to fight with those boys. I probably didn’t drive 110% in that last stint, it was probably more 95% and just making sure I brought it home and kept Holdsworth behind. The Triple Eight Race Engineering team is fantastic, they’ve done such a good job. We don’t always rock up with the fastest car, but somehow we manage to finish on top. Shane and GT deserve their win. Shane is so on top of the game this year and to see it all come together, not only for the Red Bull Ampol Racing cars, but also the Supercheap Auto wildcard as well, is pretty awesome.”

Jamie Whincup – Car #88
“The first thing that comes to mind is that Triple Eight Race Engineering winning the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst 1000 all in one year is a big achievement. It’s massive as a team owner. We’re just doing everything we can behind the scenes to keep the momentum rolling from what RD (Roland Dane) instigated. You can’t win Bathurst without having a good team of people. Everyone played their part, and I think in 10 years’ time we’ll talk about the good old days as being right now. We’re living those days in 2022! But man, crazy Sunday! Our day should have been done 500 metres into the race. Spinning in front of the field up Mountain Straight in the water and then I got another get-out-of-jail-free card when going through two cars after The Chase, I couldn’t believe we came out of there unscathed. We got to the back of the podium, which was great, but we just didn’t quite have the pace in the end. I would have been happy to come out of the weekend with three straight cars, but to have all three Triple Eight cars in the top 10 just shows unbelievable depth from a team perspective and I couldn’t be happier.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
“It still hasn’t sunk in. To compare our win in 2020, it’s another farewell to Holden, but to have the fans here this time and share it with them is extra special. This week especially, I learnt a lot about how much the Holden brand means to so many people and to represent it like we do, it’s a privilege to add to the tally of Holden wins. It’s hard to put into words but it’s pretty cool. I think Adelaide is going to be a massive farewell for the brand because it’s the home of Holden, so hopefully we can have a good finish there as well, but today was epic. It was also cool to have my family in friends here to share this moment as they missed out on our win in 2020. My dad is finally able to come over to watch our races again, and I’ve loved racing again with him mainly in rally. It’s great to see how much it means to him as well. It would have been nice to have wrapped up the championship today but we can look forward to Gold Coast and hopefully celebrate there.”

Garth Tander – Car #97
“Although those last few laps were quite tense to watch, having Shane in the car and watching the three guys go at it; Shane, Chaz (Mostert) and Cam (Waters) like they did after that restart was just mega to watch. Chaz threw everything at Shane in those last four-or-five laps and I didn’t know how it was going to play out – it was the most nervous I’ve been in a while. It’s been a reasonable week for Shane, he scored points in WRC (World Rally Championship) and then seven days later you win the Bathurst 1000. I said to Shane after the Pukekohe result that I would never blow wind up his ass but he’s going ok right now – it’s hard not to. It’s a privilege to be able to get close to the action and work with him, even though I’m an old bastard I still get the opportunity to learn a lot. I’ve never really been an emotional guy but today’s win was special. The emotion to have had success here five times is out of this world. I knew the car, the team and Shane were going to be exceptional this week, and I was determined to not be the weakest link in the team, and to be able to contribute to the result is amazing.”