miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2018


They've been a long time coming, but the 2016 Sandown Winning HRT VF Commodores in 1:18 and 1:43 scales are finally here and ready for dispatch this week.
In what was perhaps the biggest news to come out of the 2016 Supercars championship season, Holden announced that it would no longer be supporting the Walkinshaw Racing run Holden Racing Team in 2017, instead opting to send its funding and the ’official factory team’ title to the Triple Eight Race Engineering run Red Bull Racing Australia. It was a move that created mass headlines and significant backlash from the HRT faithful but at the end of the day the deal was done and there were still races to contest for the remainder of the 2016 season.
The Wilson Security Sandown 500 was one of those races. Dubbed the ‘Retro Round’ by the Supercars body, many teams up and down pitlane embraced the history of the sport or their teams by running retro styled liveries or uniforms. HRT bucked the trend and arrived with the same livery they had run all year, clearly opting to focus on their results on track rather than the celebrations around it. It worked.
After starting the race in P2, Tander and Luff took out the iconic race with the front guard of their car hanging off and Red Bull Racing Australia’s Shane van Gisbergen finishing fast, closing the final gap to 0.34 seconds. The win added a Sandown 500 victory to an already long list of achievements for Garth Tander and history will show that the result would also mark the last win for that era of the Holden Racing Team, a fitting finish given only Mark Skaife represented the team more times than Tander.
Both scales are produced in die-cast (with fully opening parts other than the boot on the 18th), these models have been produced in exclusive limited editions with numbered certificates of authenticity in very low numbers. They shouldn’t be missed by any Holden Racing Team fan.
Both of these must have models will be available to purchase online at www.biante.com.au from 12 Midday WST Tomorrow, Wednesday May 30.

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