Lowndes upbeat despite Finke DNF

10 Jun
Suspension issue costs Supercars legend at Finke Desert Race
2 mins by James Pavey
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Craig Lowndes remains upbeat despite a suspension issue ensuring the Supercars legend and his Chevrolet Silverado were “beaten by the desert.”

Lowndes and co-driver Dale Moscatt competed in a factory-run Silverado in the Production 4WD class for the gruelling event.

Lowndes had a four-minute overnight lead over the Ford Ranger Raptor of Brad and Byam Lovell, which was plagued by technical issues on the run to Aputula.

However, Lowndes and Moscatt’s efforts were undone when the Silverado retired 39 kilometres in on Monday, handing the win to the Ford entry.


"First of all I’d like to congratulate the Lovells and the Ford team on their class win today,” Lowndes said.

"Dale and I have thoroughly enjoyed the battle with each other here at Finke. The Silverado was tough all weekend, from taking out prologue and line honours to Day 1, but unfortunately we were beaten by the Desert today.

"I can’t say a big enough thanks to the GM team here on the ground and back at base who’ve worked so hard on this program over the last two years.

"Also a big thanks to Mike Henry and the team at Rampex for their technical and race support.”

Supercars legend Lowndes will be back with the Supercars broadcast team at this weekend’s betr Darwin Triple Crown.

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