The first car to win the Bathurst 1000 twice will feature in the new PremiAir Hire Bathurst winners’ category at the 2024 Adelaide Motorsport Festival on March 16 and 17.
The Holden VH Commodore SS that won the Bathurst 1000 in 1982 and 1983 joins the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Bathurst winners from 1991 and 1992 in the category featuring original winners from the history of the Great Race.
The Holden Dealer Team’s Peter Brock and Larry Perkins won Bathurst in the #05 VH Commodore SS in 1982. That car became the #25 entry for John Harvey and Phil Brock in 1983, however Peter Brock and Perkins switched into the car following an engine failure for the #05 early in the race, with the rules allowing drivers to be cross entered in two cars. Peter Brock and Perkins went on to win the race with Harvey, having started the race in the #25, also credited with victory.
The win meant the VH Commodore SS was the first car to win Bathurst twice, a feat that’s only been repeated twice – the Holden Racing Team's VX Commodore in 2001 and 2002 and Triple Eight Race Engineering’s ZB Commodore in 2020 and 2022.
More Bathurst winners will be announced in the coming weeks. Categories featuring Formula 1, V8 Supercars, Group C and A touring cars, sportscars, IndyCars and more will again feature over the course of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, with more news on categories, star cars and drivers and on and off-track activations coming soon.
Cars and motorbikes also confirmed for the 2024 Adelaide Motorsport Festival include the Australian Grand Prix-winning Benetton B190 Ford; the V10-powered Benetton B200; a Mercedes-Benz 190E DTM Group A touring car;and motorcycle grand prix bikes, the Yamaha YZR 500cc and Aprilia ART GP13, while Finnish Formula 1 race winner Valtteri Bottas will be at the event on Sunday March 17.
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