Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
4
Points
2770
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 8.7
Average finishing Position 7.4

biography

Engineer
John McGregor
Origins
Melbourne, Victoria; June 21, 1974
Resides
Brisbane, QLD
Status
Married
Outside of Racing
Dirt bikes, motorbikes and family
Personal Vehicle
Holden Colorado Ute
Follow Craig Lowndes

Craig Lowndes lines up in Triple Eight's third entry this year in TeamVortex colours, fresh off a second-place championship finish, sixth Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 victory and fifth Barry Sheene Medal win.

Lowndes first appeared on the Australian touring car radar back in 1994 when he debuted for the Holden Racing Team in the Sandown 500, stunning everyone a few weeks later by finishing second at Bathurst in partnership with Brad Jones.

After attempting to put together an open-wheeler deal overseas, Lowndes went to HRT for 1996 and was an instant hit, clinching the championship, as well as both Sandown and Bathurst.

A tough stint in International Formula 3000 in 1997 saw Lowndes return home and re-join HRT full-time until the end of 2000, claiming two more championships.

One of the biggest stories in V8 Supercar history was Lowndes’ move to Ford for 2001 but a lack of success with firstly the Gibson/00 team and then Ford Performance Racing prompted a move to Triple Eight and he has never looked back.

In 2010 he moved back into a Holden as his team made the switch from Ford and reunited with former HRT teammate Mark Skaife to win the endurance double at Phillip Island and Bathurst.

The duo recombined in 2011 and again won at Phillip Island and finished a narrow second at Bathurst, as Lowndes finished runner-up to teammate Jamie Whincup in the championship.

The following year saw him claim another Sandown 500 win partnered by Warren Luff, which helped him on his way to the runner-up position in the championship again.

Lowndes came within touching distance of the title in 2013 when the hunt for the championship crown came down to the last race of the season, but he was to finish second for the third consecutive year, making Triple Eight Race Engineering the only team to have ever finished 1-2 in the championship three years in a row.

After a strong start to the 2014 season, Lowndes suffered several misfortunes in the second half of the year, which dented his championship campaign, leaving him fourth at the end of the year.

He was again a strong performer in 2015, finishing runner-up to new champ Mark Winterbottom, and added a sixth Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 victory to his name with Steven Richards. 

latest News

Lowndes on McLaughlin move

After one of the sport’s biggest ever team switches, Craig Lowndes talks about Scott McLaughlin’s position as he heads to DJR Team Penske 
2 Days ago

Lowndes: “A hell of a year”

Veteran misses out on clinching historic 1-2-3 but is still pleased with 2016 after landing in the top five in the points
09/12/2016

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 11 7 7
Race 2 › 9 10 6
Race 3 › 17 13 14
2016 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 4 › 2 5 7
Race 5 › 11 2 2
2016 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 6 › 7 6 2
Race 7 › 9 5 4
2016 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 8 › 3 1 2
Race 9 › 2 3 1
2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 14 15 3
Race 11 › 3 8 4
2016 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 12 › 7 11 4
Race 13 › 6 3 2
2016 Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 ›
Race 14 › 11 12 4
Race 15 › 2 10 4
2016 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 16 › 4 3 4
Race 17 › 2 1 4
2016 Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 18 › 10 6 3
Race 19 › 4 2 3
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 20 › 12 8 3
2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 21 › 21 16 3
2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 22 › 12 6 3
Race 23 › 5 4 3
2016 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 24 › 21 16 3
Race 25 › 13 15 3
Race 26 › 7 4 3
Race 27 › 9 6 3
2016 Coates Hire Sydney 500 ›
Race 28 › 4 8 4
Race 29 › 14 9 4

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE: KRE developed 5.0 Litre V8, Holden 308 cast iron block, CNC machined aluminium heads, control V8 supercar cam shaft, aluminium dry sump
TeamVortex

This year marks the launch of TeamVortex, a natural extension of the existing Caltex partnership with Triple Eight and the current Bathurst 1000 King of the Mountain, Craig Lowndes.

Next Event
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
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Format
SuperStreet
Mixed Tyres
single driver
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Track Length
3.220km
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