Top 10 Supercars races of 2021: Part 2

29 Dec 2021
There were some crackers. Which race was the best of 2021?
3 mins by James Pavey

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship was decided by 30 pulsating races.

In the end, Shane van Gisbergen emerged tallest of all and secured a second drivers' championship.

  • Top 10 Supercars races of 2021: Part 1

  • Top 10 performances of 2021

  • Top 10 Supercars stories of 2021

  • Top 10 Supercars drivers of 2021

He won 14 races in 2021, and one in particular may go down as his very best.

Did it top Supercars.com's top 10 races of 2021 list?

5) Race 12, Merlin Darwin Triple Crown

Chaos and controversy in the Top End: Race 12 Recap

Chaz Mostert scored a second win of 2021 in a chaotic Hidden Valley opener, which started in high drama.

Pole man Anton De Pasquale was turned at the first corner, with several cars implicated in an accident.

Shane van Gisbergen loomed to win, only to lose a swag of time due to a slow stop.

It left Mostert a clear winner ahead of Cameron Waters and Nick Percat, who was later investigated over a tyre pressure issue.

4) Race 28, BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint

Cinderella Story: Race 28 Recap - BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint

Will Brown secured his maiden Supercars victory the hard way, having to hold out Jamie Whincup and van Gisbergen.

Whincup and van Gisbergen went into combat, all but costing either driver a chance at victory.

The teammates caught Brown and pushed him all the way, with the Erebus Motorsport young gun clinging on by less than 0.3s.

3) Race 31, Repco Bathurst 1000


Mostert and Lee Holdsworth were easy winners in the Great Race, which came alive after over 100 laps.

A stray echidna triggered a spate of Safety Cars, but Mostert and Holdsworth couldn’t be denied.

Van Gisbergen emerged as Mostert’s biggest challenger, only to be demoted late on due to a delaminating tyre.

It released Waters and Brodie Kostecki into second and third, the latter pulling off some stunning overtakes.

2) Race 29, Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight

Just add water: Race 29 Recap - Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight

Van Gisbergen pulled off a stunning come-front-behind win in what proved to be Sydney’s final race of its four-round swing.

The Super Soft tyre led to some wild strategies, but everything turned on its head late on when rain arrived.

On cue was van Gisbergen, who shrugged off an earlier double-stack to score a win for the ages.

1) Race 3, Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint

Epic finish to a massive race - Race 3 Recap

In a performance that will live on for years to come, van Gisbergen signalled his title intentions with an historic drive at Sandown.

He qualified 17th and still won the race, passing Waters at the death to keep his perfect record alive in 2021.

All with a broken collarbone and ribs. It was a staggering performance, and one van Gisbergen himself cited as the turning point of his championship bid.

The 13-event 2022 Repco Supercars Championship will commence in Newcastle next year. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

The 13-round draft calendar was released during the Repco Bathurst 1000 weekend.

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