Lowndesy’s Look: Gold Coast 600 Sunday

Sunday Wrap

In the dream team’s final endurance campaign together, Craig Lowndes and Steve Richards have claimed the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. On a day that the dynamic duo only needed to finish 14th to claim the mini-championship win, the morning sunshine did little to suggest the carnage that would later unravel…

Qualifying: Fourth (Fastest Lap: 1:10.6652)
Top Ten Shootout: Fourth (Lap Time: 1:10.7369)
Race: N/A – race was not completed
PIRTEK Enduro Cup: FIRST (696 points)
Championship: Fourth (2,925 points)

Craig Lowndes

“We came into today knowing what we needed to do to win the Enduro Cup, but the heavens opened. We had some issues and some dramas coming into this weekend, but Richo (Steven Richards) did a magnificent job, I’m really proud of him. To cap off the five years we’ve been together with this win, it’s a real treat and a credit to everyone here in the team. The car was really nice all weekend. They definitely made the right call with the weather. I couldn’t believe we were still circulating out there with the conditions as they were. I believe there was no way they could restart the race. It was really dangerous, they would have hurt someone and destroyed cars. The right choice was finally made. It’s unfortunate for the fans, but for us and everyone involved it’s definitely the right choice.”

Steven Richards

“It’s unbelievable! We’ve had some pretty good luck this weekend and this takes the cake. The weather might have not saved our bacon, but it definitely helped having the race stopped. We’ve had so many highs, then we almost had a bit of a low with everything going on in this race, but it’s worked out fantastic. Craig (Lowndes) and I have had five great years together, we go and have a good time when we’re doing this, as well as taking it very seriously. From my perspective as a co-driver, the Enduro Cup is one of the boxes I always wanted to tick.”

 

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