New look for Craig Lowndes Supercar

Craig Lowndes’s TeamVortex Commodore will sport a whiter, brighter look for the 2017 Supercars season.

New look for Craig Lowndes Supercar
Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden

The covers came off the brand new livery this morning, with a switch from green to white as the squad enters its second season in existence.

“I was surprised when I saw the car at first, it’s so different to last year,” said Lowndes.

“I really can’t wait to get it on track; I think it will have a great presence. It all ties together really well – the team merchandise, my suit, the car, it’s all got a great look.”

The 2017 season will be Lowndes’s second in the Vortex entry, having shifted out of the Red Bull set-up when Triple Eight signed Shane van Gisbergen and expanded to three cars ahead of the 2016 season.

The veteran went on to finish fourth in the championship last year, which he says is a good base to build on for 2017.

“Last year was all about getting the formula right,” added Lowndes.

“This year we can apply all that we learned last year and focus on getting consistent results.

“I have got a very strong team behind me and I’m really excited to continue developing that relationship with Irish (John McGregor, Race Engineer). He obviously engineered me for the last few races in 2016 and did a fantastic job, so I’ve no doubt that we’ll only get better together with time.”

Lowndes will start the new season with a brand new Commodore chassis, the Triple Eight squad building three new cars over the off-season for Lowndes, van Gisbergen, and Jamie Whincup.

“In true Triple Eight fashion we’ve decided to introduce three brand new chassis in the holiday ‘downtime’,” said Lowndes. “There is never a quiet moment; we are always onto the next project!

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