THE wraps have come off Craig Lowndes’ new livery for the 2018 Supercars Championship, his first with Autobarn as primary sponsor.
The Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden was revealed at the retailer’s brand new store in Logan City, Queensland on Wednesday night, this year marking the automotive retailer’s 15th year backing the Supercars veteran.
“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.
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“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.”
Like his Triple Eight teammates Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen, Lowndes will take to the track in a brand-new Holden ZB Commodore built up over the summer.
One constant will be his co-driver for the Bathurst 1000, Steven Richards returning for a fifth season alongside Lowndes at the three Enduro Cup events later this year.
After racing in this weekend’s Bathurst 12 Hour, Lowndes will give his new car a shakedown on February 9 at Queensland Raceway ahead of the official test day at Sydney Motorsport Park on February 16.
The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship gets underway at the Adelaide 500 on March 1-4.