WA veteran Garth Tander has joined Supercar royalty with his fourth Bathurst 1000 win today.
Tander, who was dropped as a full-time driver at the start of 2019, teamed up with Red Bull Racing’s Shane van Gisbergen and came out on top in Holden’s final year at Mount Panorama.
Speaking about the stunning victory, Tander revealed how he had to quickly adapt to racing again.
“It’s been such a strange year 2020, sitting on the couch for six months and then fire up and being on the road for five weeks to come do this race,” he said.
“It’s weird now in the co-driver role.
“I much prefer being in the car at the end of the race having control over your own destiny.
“This (win) will take a little while to set in.”
Tander now joins Kiwi Greg Murphy, Allan Moffat and Red Bull’s Jamie Whincup with four wins at Bathurst.
“I was ok until about two (laps) to go, we probably did need that last (safety car),” he said.
“They gave me an awesome car… I’ve never had a car so good in the rain.
“I’m really, really happy with this one.”