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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 18:39

Enduro champs: Fairytale farewell

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Craig Lowndes bowed out as a full-time driver in Supercars with a seventh Bathurst win and the PIRTEK Enduro Cup title, a fitting reward in the final outing for the Lowndes/Steven Richards pairing. We caught up with them to reflect on their run for SupercarXtra Magazine issue #108.

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It was a dream result, a fairytale: two mates driving together in a Supercar at Bathurst for a fifth and final time together.

Lowndes, a legend of the sport and its most popular driving having his last Bathurst outing as a lead driver, aiming for title number seven. Steven Richards, the perfect co-driver, smart and accomplished, with four wins to his name.

But even heading to Bathurst in the highly fancied Triple Eight Race Engineering squad, the pair was not ranked that highly. Certainly not higher than the Red Bull Holden Racing Team entries that had dominated at Sandown.

Yet they did it. They won the race and then the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. We sat down with the duo to reflect on their Bathurst success for issue #108.

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
Tyrepower Tasmania Super400  April 3-5
ITM Auckland Super400 April 24-26
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight May 15-17
Truck Assist Winton Super400 June 5-7
Watpac Townsville 400 June 26-28
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown July 17-19
Sydney SuperNight August 28-30
OTR The Bend 500 September 18-20
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 8-11
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Penrite Oil Sandown Super400  November 20-22
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 December 4-6
   
   

 

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1. Scott McLaughlin
288  
2. Jamie Whincup
261 -27
3. Chaz Mostert
234 -54
4. Cameron Waters
231 -57
5. Will Davison
231 -57
6. David Reynolds
210 -78
7. Lee Holdsworth
171 -117
8. Mark Winterbottom
162 -126
9. Fabian Coulthard
162 -126
10. Rick Kelly
150 -138

Full championship standings