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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:55

Column: Lowndes on his passion for Mount Panorama


Craig Lowndes has won the Bathurst 1000 six times and the Bathurst 12 Hour three times. He describes his passion for Mount Panorama in his latest column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102.

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“It’s the one that you want to win even more if you aren’t in the championship race, as you always want to win one of the big races and Bathurst has always been the big prize for me,” he writes.

“The passion for Bathurst remains as strong as ever. It’s a race I dreamt of winning for years and I have been fortunate enough to win it multiple times. The possibility of getting near Peter Brock’s record of wins is also in the back of my mind.”

Lowndes is determined to race on at Mount Panorama beyond his full-time Supercars driving career, with co-driving opportunities and the Bathurst 12 Hour likely to extend his career.

“Our sport allows us to race on at Bathurst beyond our full-time driving careers,” he states.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that I would like to still be co-driving in the endurance events once I step down from full-time Supercars. This means I could race on into my 50s, as Peter Brock, Jim Richards, Larry Perkins, Dick Johnson and co did with some success.

“It will all come down to being competitive in the car, to make sure that whoever I am racing for and teaming up with will know I am in contention of a podium or a win.

“Being competitive and up the front is an important factor in racing on in the championship and at Bathurst, while the excitement of racing cars and in being part of a team is still there for me.”

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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



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2. Cameron Waters
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3. Shane van Gisbergen
2095 -481
4. Jamie Whincup
2049 -527
5. Chaz Mostert
1958 -618
6.  Fabian Coulthard
1800 -776
7. Nick Percat
1743 -833
8. Anton De Pasquale
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9. Scott Pye
1586 -990
10. Mark Winterbottom
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