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Olympic Flame to Travel in Race Car Around Bathurst

8 June, 2000

Reigning V8 Supercar champion, Craig Lowndes, will carry the Olympic flame around the famous Bathurst circuit in his Holden Commodore race car on 2 September, as part of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay.

The flame will lap the 6.2 kilometre Mount Panorama track in a special miner's lantern fitted to the car.

As Provider to the Torch Relay, Holden has nominated its V8 Team of Champions' including Lowndes, Mark Skaife, Steve Richards, Greg Murphy, Larry Perkins, Russell Ingall, Garth Tander, Jason Bargwanna and Todd Kelly to carry the flame — at various points around the country.

Skaife will run in Perth; Bargwanna in South Australia; Perkins, Richards and Murphy in western Victoria; while Tander and Ingall visit Tasmania.

Other Holden celebrities on the run include Deborah Hutton (Sydney), footballer/racer Sam Newman (Geelong, Vic) and Vectra co-driver Melinda Price (Hamilton, Vic), plus The Footy Show's Eddie McGuire (Melbourne), Trevor Marmalade (Mt Eliza, Vic) and Mario Fenech (Hamilton, Vic).

Following behind the celebrity Torchbearers will be the official Torch Relay command vehicle — a Holden SS Commodore dressed in distinctive livery. It will traverse 16,000 kilometres over a 100 day period as part of a fleet of 72 vehicles provided to SOCOG to support the Torch Relay.

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