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Friday, 06 July 2018 12:33

Lowndes column: Racing fire burns on

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Craig Lowndes will retire from full-time driving in Supercars at the end of 2018.

Lowndes addressed the speculation around his racing future in his column in Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #105, reaffirming his desire to race on as an endurance co-driver beyond 2018. 

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #105. 

“I will continue racing as a co-driver in the endurance events and that will still give me a chance to accumulate race starts,” writes Lowndes.

“That’s the beauty of Supercars; we can race on as endurance co-drivers beyond our full-time careers and continue to be part of the Bathurst 1000.

“That event still means the most to me and it’s the 2006 Bathurst that remains the most emotional and satisfying victory of my journey, celebrating the life of Peter Brock, who taught me so much on and off the track.

“We were there honouring Peter that day at a track synonymous with him and I still value a win in the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama above the Supercars championship win.”

Lowndes has enjoyed a resurgence in form in 2018, breaking a winless run of 12 months at the 2018 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint.

“The introduction of the new-generation Holden Commodore Supercar has proven to be a good thing for us this season,” says Lowndes.

“It’s suited my driving style and it’s allowed us to adapt to it in a positive way. We did not know how competitive it was going to be at the beginning of the year because we didn’t get a lot of time to do a lot of testing.

“Overall the results and gains we’ve made through the first half of the season have proven that it’s a very good package for us.

“Hopefully we can continue to build on that strong form going into the second half of the season.”

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #105 within Australia to read the full column.

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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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1. Scott McLaughlin
2062  
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

Full championship standings