Manufacturer: Biante Model Cars
Product Code: B43H17R
Limited Edition: TBA
Mobil 1 HSV Racing
2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Runner Up
#2 Drivers: Scott Pye / Warren Luff
Biante Model Cars are very pleased to present the stunning Mobil 1 HSV Racing retro liveried #02 VF Commodore driven by Scott Pye and Warren Luff to second place in the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in 1:43 scale.
Finishing on the podium at Mount Panorama in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is a special result any year, but for Scott Pye and Warren Luff their runner-up finish in the 2017 race was indeed extra special.
Mobil 1 HSV Racing had undergone a rebrand for the new Supercars season after being known as the Holden Racing Team for so many years, but there were familiar colours on the car for the all-important endurance events - colours that repeated history.
For the Sandown 'retro' round in September the team adopted a modern interpretation of the team's 1994 Mobil HRT livery as carried by Peter Brock, Tomas Mezera, Craig Lowndes and Brad Jones - including re-numbering their car from its regular #2 to #02.
Such was the positive feedback from the team's adoring fans, Mobil 1 HSV Racing stuck with the colours for their assault on Mount Panorama and, like in 1994 with Lowndes and Jones, brought home a popular runner-up result.
The weekend of Bathurst 2017 was big off-track for the Mobil 1 HSV Racing too, with the announcement of new partnerships with Andretti Autosport and United Autosports to form Walkinshaw Andretti Autosports for the 2018 season.
Not many people had figured the #02 Pye/Luff car in their list of favourites for the race, especially considering that they lined up 20th on the grid for the 161-lap, 1000-kilometre classic.
The team went against the grain for the race start too - instead of putting its full-time driver Pye in the car for the first stint, co-driver Luff assumed the controls of car #02 in the wet, slippery and tricky conditions.
Despite being up against a field of full-time drivers who race Supercars all year, the former V8 Utes champion was in brilliant form and sliced his way forward in the pack, forcing his way into the top 10.
On a day where plenty of top drivers made mistakes, the Mobil 1 HSV Commodore kept its nose clean and, with the track dry and the field racing hard to the finish Pye worked his way up to second place.
He managed to withstand huge pressure from Kiwis Shane van Gisbergen and Fabian Coulthard to bring home his first Bathurst podium result and the team's second podium finish of what had otherwise been a very tough season.
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