Lowndes announced as 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500 'Fanbassador'

21 Oct
Inaugural winner Craig Lowndes named as VAILO Adelaide 500’s official 'Fanbassador' for 2023
  • Craig Lowndes named the VAILO Adelaide 500’s official ‘Fanbassador’ for 2023

  • Lowndes won the inaugural Adelaide 500 in 1999

  • Scott McLaughlin, the 2019 and 2020 winner, was last year's Fanbassador

Inaugural Adelaide 500 winner and Supercars Hall of Fame Craig Lowndes has been named the VAILO Adelaide 500’s official ‘Fanbassador’ for 2023. 

Lowndes, a three-time Supercars champion and seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner, won the very first Adelaide 500 in 1999.

The 49-year-old will offer his expert opinion and analysis on day-to-day on track action, as well as provide his point of view on the new crop of talent coming through the ranks. 

Lowndes will appear in the official Transporter Parade through Adelaide’s streets on Tuesday November 21.

He will also join the driver signing session on Saturday November 25 at the Entertainment Stage.

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Last year, two-time Adelaide 500 winner Scott McLaughlin was the Fanbassador as he dovetailed his duties with a debut on the Supercars broadcast team.

"I’ve raced the Adelaide 500 every year from 1999 to 2018, so I am excited to share my fondest memories from over the years and to ignite some nostalgia amongst the fans,” Lowndes said.

“We’re seeing some exceptional talent coming through the Supercars ranks this year, as well as racing in the Gen3 race cars, and I’m looking forward to watching the championship battle play out on the streets of Adelaide. 

“The event is a drivers’ favourite, not only because of the exceptional racing on track but the whole of event offering.

“It’s a party on and off the track and I can’t wait to share it with everyone this November.”

The 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500 will round out the Repco Supercars Championship season on November 23-26.

The season continues at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 next weekend. Tickets for both events are on sale now.

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