Shane van Ginsbergen drove his Holden Commodore to victory in the Bathurst 1000 Sunday in an emotional end to the marques formal involvement in Australias greatest motor race.
Holdens have contested the 1000 kilometer (600 mile) endurance race on the picturesque Mount Panorama circuit in New South Wales state since 1968, achieving a record 34 wins 27 by Commodores while fierce rivals Ford have 21.
In doing so, they have achieved almost cult status among Australian motorsports fans. But maker General Motors has decided to wind up the Holden marque from the end of the year and, while current Supercars teams will race their existing cars again next season, Sundays race signaled the end of an era.
General Motors will continue in touring car racing next year with its Chevrolet Camaro.
New Zealand-born van Ginsbergen overcame two safety cars in the last eight laps to hold out the…
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