The 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 featured 28 cars entered in the event making it the biggest grid seen for the Great Race since 2013.
Of those cars, 19 Holden ZB Commodores would feature - in what would be the final time Holden would race at the mountain in the 1000 - along with 9 Ford Mustang GTs. Of those cars, three wildcards were entered and a wet and wild weekend of racing ensued.
Such was the wild nature of the weather, the Top 10 Shootout had to be cancelled due to safety concerns. With rivers of water flowing down the mountain on late Saturday afternoon, it was the first time since its introduction in 1977 that the Shootout wasn’t held. As a result, the top 10 starting positions were determined based on the previous days qualifying.
After winning the 2021 Bathurst 1000 as a co-driver with Chaz Mostert, Lee Holdsworth proved his credentials and pace once again in 2022 to qualify on the front row in P2 with young gun co-driver Matthew Payne aboard the #10 Ford Mustang GT featuring yet another striking Penrite livery incorporating the Australian flag in similar fashion to years past for cars backed by the major oil partner.
Come race day, Holdsworth had a great start and roared off the line to lead the early stages of a chaotic race. As the day progressed however, the faster cars slowly but surely made ground, with the pairing ultimately lacking some dry weather pace to finish just outside the top 5 in 6th position.
Featuring another awesome Penrite racing Australian themed livery, this model will be fine collectable for fans.
The 1:18 scale model is scheduled to be produced in die-cast with opening parts in a limited edition with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Note: Sample image pictured. In the case the manufacturer does not produce the item, we will refund the full deposit.