In case you missed it: Bathurst

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 14/10/2017
  • By Supercars.com

Our look behind-the-scenes at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 starts with David Reynolds' three-step guide to a victory celebration.

1) Kick off your shoe and take a nap on the car.

Shane van Gisbergen of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

2) Score a piggyback ride onto the podium from your co-driver.

David Reynolds of Erebus Motorsport V8 during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

3) Pause and reflect on what you’ve achieved.

David Reynolds of Erebus Motorsport V8 during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

The week started out with plenty of smiles for Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen, courtesy of the Harvey Norman Supercars Forza Challenge.

during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, in Bathurst, Australia, October 04, 2017.

And only got better for McLaughlin by Saturday, when he emulated – and hugged – childhood hero Greg Murphy.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the ,  at the , , , October 07, 2017.

But an engine failure on Sunday took him out of proceedings and left co-driver Alex Premat stranded on the Mountain.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

Last year’s winning co-driver Jonathon Webb struggled to find his partner in crime Will Davison on Wednesday amid the busyness of the pre-event proceedings.

during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, in Bathurst, Australia, October 04, 2017.

While Sandown winner Cameron Waters tried to keep the ever-cheeky Dean Canto in check.

during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, in Bathurst, Australia, October 04, 2017.

Fans flocked to the Mountain once again, jostling for a look in the paddock.

Jason Bright of Mega Racing during the ,  at the , , , October 06, 2017.

The Heroes and Legends theme was embraced…

Jason Bright of Mega Racing during the ,  at the , , , October 06, 2017.

... while other fans showed their support along nationalistic lines.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

Some fans stood out more than others….

Shane van Gisbergen performs at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Australia on October 6, 2017

… the Bathurst crowd full of characters, both real and fictional.

Shane van Gisbergen of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

All were under the watchful eye of the new CAMCAT on pit straight.

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James Courtney, too, was keen to capture the moment.

James Courtney of Walkinshaw Racing during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000,  at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, October 05, 2017.

Bathurst rookie Garry Jacobson was happy to be a part of the spectacle.

Jason Bright of Mega Racing during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

As Allan Moffat proved that age shall not dilute the passion for Bathurst.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

The biggest smile, though, belonged to Youlden, who after 18 attempts could barely believe the result.

David Reynolds of Erebus Motorsport V8 during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

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