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2020 Bathurst 12 Hour, entry list, Craig Lowndes, Porsche Bathurst 12 Hour

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Seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes has been confirmed alongside factory Porsche teammates Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor in a Meguiar’s liveried 911 GT3 R for the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Supercars legend Lowndes, who won the 12 Hour in a Ferrari in 2014, will return to Mount Panorama for another assault on the once-round-the-clock classic.

Lowndes finished fourth from 19th on the grid in the 2019 race, which saw Matt Campbell star to lead the Earl Bamber Motorsport entry to victory.

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Supercars 2020: Supercars aero, Supercars VCAT test

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Supercars technical staff are in a race against time to deliver the results and suggested aerodynamic changes following a second Vehicle Control Aerodynamic Testing [VCAT] process carried out this week.

The VCAT process was carried out with homologation teams Triple Eight and DJR Team Penske from Monday to Wednesday at Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

The same venue hosted an initial five-day VCAT process in December before further analysis prompted Supercars to call for a second test.

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F1: V6 hybrid engines, F1 2020 news, F1 engine regulations

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Formula One lost the “initiative” on technology when the sport switched to V6 hybrid engines in 2014, says Motorsport UK chairman David Richards.

In 2014, the 2.4-litre V8 engine – used between 2006 and 2013 – was replaced with a new 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engine with in-built energy recovery systems.

Despite the sport making strides with an eye towards sustainability, the change to the V6 hybrid proved an unpopular move for many – not the least then F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

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Supercars 2020: Walkinshaw Andretti United sponsor, Mobil 1, Supercars news

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Walkinshaw Andretti United has confirmed long-time backer Mobil 1 will continue its co-naming rights deal with the Holden squad.

The 2020 season looms as defining one for WAU, with the team acquiring the services of Tickford star and former Bathurst winner Chaz Mostert on a multi-year deal.

Although yet unofficial, it’s expected the team will fill its second seat with Super 2 champion Bryce Fullwood.

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