Real Insurance Memorable Moments: Darwin

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 13/06/2016
  • By Supercars

Real Insurance is offering fans the chance to win the ultimate Supercars experience each event, by selecting the standout moment in years gone by.

Next on the calendar is Hidden Valley Raceway, always an action-packed track up in the warmth of the Northern Territory.

Here are some of the highlights from recent years – vote for your favourite now.

Lowndes wins 100th race

Supercars superstar Craig Lowndes became the first driver in the sport’s history to hit triple figures and crack 100 race wins. Winning the second Saturday race at Hidden Valley, Lowndes delivered Triple Eight’s only victory that weekend and celebrated in style.

Monster pile-up

Seven cars were out of the contest early in 2013, with a huge accident affecting many on the first lap of Sunday’s race. Difficult to say where it started, but the push and shove was in the mid-pack and left the cars of Tim Slade, David Wall, Alex Davison, Lee Holdsworth, James Moffat, Alex Premat and Dean Fiore (who ended up on two wheels) much worse for wear.

Rick wins as they all fall down

Rick Kelly kept patient on a dramatic restart in 2011 and snuck a win as his rivals Jamie Whincup, Lee Holdsworth, Shane van Gisbergen and Mark Winterbottom scattered off track around him. Steering a Kelly Racing Commodore, the 2006 champ took his second win for the season after playing it smart at Hidden Valley.

 

Teammates tangle

David Reynolds was laps from what he thought could be his first Supercars race win on Saturday in 2013 – until a tap from Prodrive stablemate Mark Winterbottom sent him flying. The clash was a disaster for the team, with Reynolds ending up 14th and Winterbottom 22nd after a drive through penalty, while rival Jamie Whincup continued to power on up-front and won the race. 

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