1:18 Boost Mobile Racing Powered by Erebus #51 Holden ZB Commodore - 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 Wildcard - (Pre-order)
Product Code: ACD18H22X
Due: Qtr.1 - 2024 - (Subject to Change)
Product Description: 1:18 Scale Boost Mobile Racing Powered by Erebus #51 Holden ZB Commodore - 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 Wildcard - Drivers: Richie Stanaway / Greg Murphy
Limited Edition Number: To be announced
Product Specifications: Sealed body diecast with clear windows and detailed interior
About This Product:
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.
One of the wildcard entries was the popular Boost Mobile Racing Powered by Erebus duo of Richie Stanaway and 4x Bathurst 1000 winner Greg Murphy driving the #51 Holden ZB Commodore. Stanaway, was super impressive in the wet conditions to have the car sitting in 4th position on the grid come race day.
Having an experienced co-driver in 2022 was definitely a massive bonus for teams and Murphy was certainly that, starting the race and avoiding the chaos of the opening laps. The duo made it as high as 2nd place during the race but a collision on lap 61 sent them a lap down which ultimately cost them the chance of a real shot at the podium. After managing to get back on the lead lap in the late stages of the race, they finished in a respectable 11th place.
Ultimately it was an incredible return to the mountain for both drivers and it was clear the fans really loved the #51 entry.
Don’t miss this 1:43 scale model which is scheduled to be produced in high quality sealed body die-cast with clear windows, detailed interior and will be presented in a display case with a printed base featuring the car details and an individually numbered backing board as the Certificate of Authenticity.