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Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:44

Column: Lowndes on racing on into Gen2


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.

Issue #100 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

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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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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint June 27-28
Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint July 18-19
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown August 15-16
CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint August 22-23
NTI Townsville SuperSprint August 29-30
Townsville SuperSprint September 5-6
The Bend Motorsport Park September 19-20
The Bend Motorsport Park September 26-27
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 15-18



1. Scott McLaughlin
2. Jamie Whincup
1847 -215
3. Cameron Waters
1577 -485
4. Shane van Gisbergen
1555 -507
5. Chaz Mostert
1524 -538
6. Fabian Coulthard 
1444 -618
7. Nick Percat
1425 -637
8. David Reynolds
1298 -764
9. Lee Holdsworth
1261 -801
10. Scott Pye
1258 -804

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