Lowndes' new Commodore revealed

The covers have come off the next-generation Commodore that Supercars legend Craig Lowndes will race this season.

Lowndes' new Commodore revealed
Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden
Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden
Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden
Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden
Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden
Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden
Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden

The six-time Bathurst 1000 winner will run under the Autobarn Lowndes Racing banner this season, as automotive retailer Autobarn replaces Caltex as the major backer of the third Triple Eight entry.

He'll also have a brand new chassis, Lowndes shifting into the ZB Commodore model that has been designed and developed by Triple Eight as part of the team's factory Holden deal.

Both the new car and the new look were officially unveiled at a launch event in Brisbane this evening, leaving Lowndes keen to get his 22nd full season in Supercars underway.

“Tonight is the perfect opportunity to not only reveal our new livery and car, but also to launch our exciting new team in Autobarn Lowndes Racing,” Lowndes said.

“The team have worked hard over the off-season to get the new car ready and the fresh look of the livery on the new body shape is something to be excited about ahead of the season.

“The first race event in Adelaide couldn’t come quick enough for me and the team. I can’t wait to get out there and see what we can do in the car.

“Everyone back at the workshop has been working around the clock to get the car on the track and we couldn’t be happier with what they’ve done.”

Triple Eight also confirmed that Steve Richards will stay on as Lowndes' endurance co-driver for a fifth straight year.

“I had no doubts to sign with the team again," said four-time Bathurst champion Richards.

"I enjoy the endurance season and this gives Craig and me another chance to win another Bathurst 1000 together."

The two-year Autobarn deal coincides with Lowndes' latest deal with Triple Eight, which also expires at the end of the 2019 Supercars season.

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