Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:44

Column: Lowndes on racing on into Gen2

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Craig Lowndes is the most experienced driver in the Supercars field and will race on into the next era of the sport, explaining his reasons why he's signed with Triple Eight for a further two seasons in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100.

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"We've enjoyed some great times together, so we look forward to more success in the coming seasons," writes Lowndes.

"I've always said that if I'm still motivated and I'm still competitive then I'll keep going. I'm enjoying racing as much as I ever have, so it was a no-brainer for me to continue.

"The competition side is still one of the things I enjoy most about racing. I wouldn't want to be out there taking up a seat and making up the numbers. If you're not competitive, then it's time to give up your seat to someone else to prove their worth.

"An added motivation is certainly being around for the next generation of Supercars. All I've ever driven is five- litre V8s, so the possibility of racing with a new engine is an exciting change that will challenge teams and drivers.

"The category has undergone two big changes in recent times with the introduction of the Car of the Future platform and now Gen2 with different engines and body shapes.

"Any time we have got something new to play with, it always makes it more exciting. Everyone is wondering what the engine performance will be like.

"There's a lot of installation that needs to go on for the new engine and the re-design to make it all fit. It's been an interesting process to monitor at the workshop."

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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2850

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

2820

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2674

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2586

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2574

 6

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 7

 Cameron Waters

2071

 8

 Mark Winterbottom

2058

 9

 Garth Tander

2028

 10

David Reynolds 

1956

 Full points table