IT was not the elusive win he wanted, but Warren Luff still felt it was a special moment to stand on the Bathurst 1000 podium for the sixth time in his career on Sunday.
Luff further added to his status as one of Supercars' best endurance co-drivers when helping Walkinshaw Andretti United's Chaz Mostert to third place in the Great Race.
It is the fourth time Luff has placed third - he did it with Craig Lowndes twice (2012-13) and Garth Tander once (2015), while he's also a two-time runner-up (2017-18) as a co-driver for Scott Pye.
Though the 44-year-old, like every other driver on the grid, would love to lay his hands on the Peter Brock Trophy he knows his record at the Mount is one to be proud of.
"Obviously whenever you stand on the podium on Sunday afternoon and spray champagne it's never been a bad weekend," he said.
"So to be able to deliver that to the team and share it with Chaz has obviously been very special.
"We've spoken about the sacrifice that teams and the families and the fans and everyone has had to make, so to be able to come here and still be able to do what we love to do, still be able to drive race cars, probably for me puts this towards the top of the podiums that I've had.
"To make it three podiums in four years with our team is pretty incredible to think about, and I'm really grateful for the opportunity."