ITM Auckland SuperSprint event 15 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Pukekohe Park Raceway, Auckland. New Zealand. November 3rd 2018.

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SUNDAY

Results

Qualifying: 11th (Fastest Lap: 1:02.9226)
Top Ten Shootout: N/A
Race 2: Fourth
Championship: Fourth  (3,117 points)

Craig Lowndes (#888) – Holden Commodore ZB

“We had a good finish to the weekend, we didn’t quite nail the qualifying session and just missed out on the top ten by a fraction. Going into the race we believed, and knew, the car was going to be fast. We looked after the tyres and we just had to be patient and have a big race. We had a great battle with Davey Reynolds as well. To come from 11th on the starting board, and finish fourth on our final run here at Pukekohe, was really satisfying. Big credit and a big thanks to the team for their strategy and car speed. Also, a big thanks to the fans for coming out and supporting everyone this weekend, it really has been special to be part of for our final run here at Pukekohe. We missed out on the podium by just one spot but all in all, we’re really satisfied with how we finished. We move onto the last round of the championship now, but we’ll be back here in New Zealand next year.”

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ITM Auckland SuperSprint event 15 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Pukekohe Park Raceway, Auckland. New Zealand. November 4th 2018. ITM Auckland SuperSprint event 15 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Pukekohe Park Raceway, Auckland. New Zealand. November 3rd 2018. ITM Auckland SuperSprint event 15 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Pukekohe Park Raceway, Auckland. New Zealand. November 3rd 2018.

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SATURDAY

Results

Practice 3: 25th (Fastest Lap: 1:11.8745)
Qualifying: 18th (Fastest Lap: 1:03.3532)
Race 1: 11th

Craig Lowndes (#888) – Holden Commodore ZB

“It was a difficult day, qualifying didn’t go to plan for us. We did a small race run yesterday so we were confident that the car was going to be strong in the race. We had a ripper start and made up some positions until turn six where I ended up looking at the back of the train. It’s a little disappointing but, strategy wise, we optimised what we had to bounce back. We had a great battle at the end with several cars and our pace was on show in the last long stint we did. Our tyre life was good, our speed was good and really, if it wasn’t for the incident in lap one, things could’ve been totally different. However, that’s what we had and we’re looking forward to tomorrow – hopefully we can get this win.”

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Supercars driver Shane van Gisgergen and team mate Jamie Whincup try their hand at sheep shearing ahead of this weekends ITM Auckland SuperSprint event 15 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Pukekohe Park Raceway, Auckland. New Zealand. November 1st 2018. ITM Auckland SuperSprint event 15 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Pukekohe Park Raceway, Auckland. New Zealand. November 3rd 2018.

 

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