David Reynolds And Luke Youlden Win A Wet N' Wild Bathurst 1000

Another One For Holden

David Reynolds And Luke Youlden Win A Wet N' Wild Bathurst 1000

After 7 hours and 11 minutes, relentless rain, crashes, safety cars and even a kangaroo, David Reynolds can finally call himself King of the Mountain.

Holden fans had been bracing for a Ford onslaught.

But they needn't have worried.

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Mother Nature and the unpredictable nature of racing at Mount Panorama combined to deliver yet another thrilling Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

There's a reason they call it the "Great Race" and this one proved to be another nail-biter, right until the end.

Sure, it helped that Reynolds and his co-driver Luke Youlden started on the front row, but there were portions of the race when victory looked out of reach for the #9 Penrite Erebus Commodore.

But luck works in strange ways at Bathurst as rivals slowly dropped out.

Race favourite and pole-sitter Scott McLaughlin's car broke down.

Chaz Mostert went off the track.

James Courtney kissed a wall.

Shane Van Gisbergen found the sand.

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While Rick Kelly beached it, bro.

No, seriously.

That's not all, James Moffat whacked the wall - not once, but twice for good measure.

We're not done.

Garth Tander smacked a barrier, Simona De Silvestro crunched it and called a towie, while Mark Winterbottom had a date with the concrete.

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Through it all, Reynolds kept his nose clean and was in the right place when the last of the safety cars returned to the pits.

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“I am absolutely spent,” said Reynolds.

“This bloke (Youlden) drove unbelievably all day, my crew was faultless.

“It was just a perfect day, it was so good.”

After last year's second place, Reynolds and Youlden went one better this year, outgunning Mobil 1 HSV Racing's Scott Pye and Warren Luff to the flag.

Shell V-Power Racing's Fabian Coulthard and Tony D'Alberto dragged Ford onto the podium in 3rd.

But the Peter Brock trophy belongs to David Reynolds and Luke Youlden who secured a thrilling victory that Holden fans have the next 12 months to soak up and enjoy.

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And here's how the championship looks after Bathurst

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Triple M Rocks Bathurst thanks to Rheem - Australia's favourite in hot water.

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