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The 2016 chapter of the Great Race was certainly an eventful one, although it was the second half of the race that had fans on the edge of their seats after the first 92 laps were raced without a safety car. After the first safety car appeared however, the race exploded into action and as history will show, it was a racing incident in the dying stages of the race involving race leader Jamie Whincup, Garth Tander and Scott McLaughlin which saw Tander in the wall, McLaughlin in the sand and Whincup handed a 15-second penalty for his part which put the race firmly in Will Davison’s hands. Davison certainly wasn’t gifted the win however, duelling with Shane Van Gisbergen while trying to conserve fuel over the final laps. He eventually won the battle as the Darrell Lea STIX Commodore coughed over the line due to a lack of fuel in a thrilling finish, 0.1434 seconds ahead of Van Gisbergen in one of the race’s closest ever finishes.
“I’m honestly speechless, I’m not going to give much here because that was so stressful,” Davison said after clinching his second Bathurst 1000 title. “It coughed at the last corner I ran out of fuel as I crossed the line. Started 17th, I knew we were quick. Jonathon Webb had a good feeling this week.” “Some things are weird, I can’t believe how that panned out.”
For team owner Webb, it was his second win at Mount Panorama this year, having taken the 12 Hour with Shane van Gisbergen and Alvaro Parente earlier in 2016 and redemption for the team’s 2014 1000 campaign which they came so close to winning; “Unbelievable – we were so close in 14,” Webb said. “I was out the back just playing with my kid trying to ignore what was going on – it’s unbelievable, it’s just amazing.” said Jonathon Webb.
This 1:12 Scale replica of the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner is seriously big. Measuring over 40cm from front to rear, around 17 cm from mirror to mirror and around 12cm from wheel to roof, the size of this model is really impressive. It will be a perfect center piece model for any collection, bar or even your man cave. Other than the size of this model, there are numerous additional features worth noting. They include using injection molded glass housings for added strength and accuracy, photo etched parts, detailed brakes, wheels and we have also included the hamburger camera on the roof along with GPS tracker on the boot. Despite the model being produced in sealed body resin (in order to maintain an affordable price point for collectors at $399.00) there has been no expense spared in replicating the interior cockpit. The interior detail includes full decoration, faithfully replicated seat and painted interior characteristics along with seat harness and window netting. The 1:12 Scale models also have such an impressive feel and weight to them, they really have to be seen to be appreciated.
This model will come in an exclusive limited edition based on pre-orders received. Each model will be presented in premium packaging with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and Commemorative Flyer - it’s the ultimate Bathurst 1000 winning collectable model.