Skaife on the fast track to official legend status

Defending Bathurst 1000 champion David Reynolds and 1969 winner Colin Bond at Thursday’s launch of the 2018 Bathurst 1000.

MARK Skaife is lining up as the following Mount Panorama immortal.

Supercars launched on Thursday that three V8 heroes will likely be inducted into the Bathurst 1000 Legends Lane on the Friday of this 12 months’s race weekend.

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The Daily Telegraph has realized Skaife — who obtained Bathurst six conditions all by a glorious Bathurst profession that spanned 26 years — is principal the worth to affix remaining 12 months’s 14 inaugural corridor of fame inductees, which included greats Peter Brock, Dick Johnson, Allan Moffat, Colin Bond and Jim Richards.

Mark Skaife celebrates winning at Bathurst in 2001.

Mark Skaife celebrates worthwhile at Bathurst in 2001.Source:News Corp Australia

“It is an honour to be saying three new inductees into Legends Lane,” Supercars boss Sean Seamer talked about at Thursday’s Bathurst 1000 launch.

“While an entire lot of its traditions are robust in touring autos, the mountain furthermore has a historic earlier in quite a few kinds of motorsport, together with bikes and fully totally different programs.

“In reality, there are quite a few greats of the mountain who could not have raced a car or ridden a motorcycle nonetheless carried out an equally very important half in its historic earlier.”

Reigning Bathurst champion Dave Reynolds declared on Wednesday his bid to develop proper right into a legend in his non-public appropriate by worthwhile back-to-back crowns at Mount Panorama.

Peter Brock and Mark Skaife pictured in 1997.

Peter Brock and Mark Skaife pictured in 1997.Source:News Corp Australia

“I’d love nothing higher than backing it up with one totally different win,’’ Reynolds talked about.

“My dream obtained proper right here true remaining 12 months as quickly as I obtained it – and now all I dream of is worthwhile it as quickly as further.

Defending Bathurst 1000 champion David Reynolds and 1969 winner Colin Bond at Thursday’s launch of the 2018 Bathurst 1000.

Defending Bathurst 1000 champion David Reynolds and 1969 winner Colin Bond at Thursday’s launch of the 2018 Bathurst 1000.Source:AAP

“There is not any feeling like worthwhile that race and I’m decided to do it as quickly as further. And I truly actually really feel like I’m in an exquisite place to make it occur.’’

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