Zak Brown laps Bathurst winner at Laguna Seca

16 Oct 2022
Famous Holden tackles famous American circuit
2 mins by James Pavey

The Holden Racing Team’s last factory Bathurst-winning Commodore is making a cameo in the hands of Zak Brown.

Brown, the McLaren Formula One team boss, is also co-owner of Walkinshaw Andretti United.

The United Autosports boss purchased the 2011 Bathurst-winning HRT Commodore in 2017.

It came as he formed WAU alongside Ryan Walkinshaw and Michael Andretti.

Brown was onsite with WAU at last weekend’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

He was with the team as McLaren competed at the F1 Japanese Grand Prix.

Brown has since returned Stateside and is competing at the Velocity Invitational at the historic Laguna Seca circuit.

There, he is racing two cars; his 1974 Ford Cologne Capri RS3100, and the HRT Supercar.

The Supercar is in the Group 9 class for 1995-2012 IMSA/ALMS GT, LMGT and Production Cars.

The Capri is in Group 5, which is dedicated for 1972-1977 IMSA GT Cars.


The Commodore - chassis WR 014 - was subsequently shipped to the UK, where United Autosports is based.

Garth Tander and Nick Percat won the 2011 Great Race in the car to the tune of just 0.29s.

It was the final factory Holden for the Clayton squad to win the Great Race.

Holden factory support shifted to Triple Eight in 2017.

Brown drives the Capri on Friday

Triple Eight helped Holden win its 36th and final Bathurst 1000 last weekend courtesy of Tander and Shane van Gisbergen.

Brown owns an extensive array of famous cars, which are based at United Autosports HQ in West Yorkshire.

The Commodore has since been driven by the likes of current Ferrari F1 star Carlos Sainz.

Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso also loomed to drive the car before it ran out of fuel.

Last year, Brown also purchased the Chevrolet Monza that Allan Moffat campaigned in Australian Sports Sedan races in the 1970s.

Brown also owns the Willians FW07B that Alan Jones used to win the non-championship 1980 Australian Grand Prix.

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