Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
5
Points
1821
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 12.7
Average finishing Position 7.9

biography

Engineer
John McGregor
Origins
Melbourne, Victoria; June 21, 1974
Resides
Brisbane, QLD
Status
Married, Lara
Outside of Racing
Dirtbikes, mountain biking, family
Personal Vehicle
Holden Colorado Ute
Follow Craig Lowndes

Supercars superstar Craig Lowndes drives on with the rebranded Autobarn Lowndes Racing in 2018, as hungry as ever to add to his already-impressive record.

From Formula Ford and Formula Holden, Lowndes burst onto the touring car scene in 1994 with the Holden Racing team, doing enough on debut at Sandown as a late call-up to then also replace Swede Rickard Rydell for Bathurst.

Lowndes became a household name in that Great Race, launching an audacious pass for the lead on John Bowe in the closing stages and eventually finishing second.

He made his full-time debut in 1996, taking the clean sweep of the Supercars title followed by Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 victories with Greg Murphy.

Pursuing his Formula 1 dream, Lowndes headed abroad in 1997 to contest International Formula 3000 but he returned home after a tough single campaign.

Two more Supercars titles with HRT followed in 1998 and ’99, before he made the the massive jump from the factory Holden team to Ford, with the revamped Gibson Motorsport in 2001.

After a second season with the team, which became 00 Motorsport in 2002, Lowndes was on the move again to Ford Performance Racing.

His only victory of three seasons plagued by unreliability came early, at Phillip Island in 2003.

Lowndes moved to Triple Eight in 2005 and hasn’t looked back.

A fourth title has proven elusive, finishing second in the championship sixth times including the controversial finish to 2006 against Rick Kelly.

Bathurst has been a happier hunting ground, including a hat-trick of victories alongside Jamie Whincup that started with the 2006 race immediately after the death of Lowndes’ mentor and close friend Peter Brock.

Back in a Holden following Triple Eight’s brand switch, Lowndes conquered Mount Panorama again in 2010 with former HRT team-mate Mark Skaide, while victory with Steven Richards in ’15 took his tally to six and a record 13 podiums.

While Lowndes endured his first winless season with Triple Eight in 2017, there’s still plenty of racing in the popular veteran.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 15 9 9
Race 2 › 17 7 7
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 16 16 10
Race 4 › 26 24 14
Race 5 › 10 6 12
Race 6 › 12 12 13
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 4 2 7
Race 8 › 1 1 6
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 4 4 5
Race 10 › 13 7 4
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 8 5 4
Race 12 › 25 3 4
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 24 13 3
Race 14 › 23 12 3
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 12 7 4
Race 16 › 14 10 4
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 5 4 5
Race 18 › 6 4 5
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 10 3 5
Race 20 › 8 8 5

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Autobarn Lowndes Racing

Triple Eight’s third Commodore gets a new identity in 2018, with the introduction of the Autobarn Lowndes Racing banner for six-time Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes.

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03 - 04 Aug 2018
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300
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