Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander waltzed to a stunning Bathurst 1000 victory, with the #97 Commodore the class of the field.
The duo led 105 of the race’s 161 laps, which marked the most laps led by a Bathurst-winning combo since Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup combined for 109 laps in the lead in 2008.
Whincup and Paul Dumbrell led 102 laps en route to victory in 2012, but the mountain isn’t always kind - they also led 133 laps in 2016, but failed to win the race following the infamous redress incident.
Any of the top three could have claimed their first victory, with second-placed Andre Heimgartner beating home a fast-finishing Todd Hazelwood.
At the next event in Darwin, Erebus young gun Anton De Pasquale took his maiden win in his 70th start.
1134) Consistency the key
Just two drivers - Scott McLaughlin and Chaz Mostert - completed all racing laps in 2020.
McLaughlin and Mostert crossed the finish line on the lead lap in every race, completing all 1134 laps across the 27 completed races, which added up to nearly 4240 kilometres of racing.
Fabian Coulthard was next with 1122 laps, with reliability dramas in Sydney and Tailem Bend ruining his shot at a perfect record.
8) Sharing the top step
Eight different full-time drivers won races in 2020, with Bathurst-winning co-driver Garth Tander taking the tally to nine different winners.
Scott McLaughlin won the most races (13) ahead of Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen (four each).
Nick Percat was the only other multiple winner thanks to his Sydney double, while Jack Le Brocq (Sydney), Anton De Pasquale (Darwin), and Cameron Waters and Fabian Coulthard (Tailem Bend) grabbed a win rach.
Five different teams won races in 2020, with Shell V-Power Racing's 14 wins more than the combined total of Red Bull Holden Racing Team (eight), Brad Jones Racing (two), Tickford (two) and Erebus (one).