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Lowndes and Whincup lend a hand in Gunnedah

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Friday 26th August, 2011 - 3:08pm

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TeamVodafone's Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup with their 'heavy machinery'

TeamVodafone's Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup with their 'heavy machinery'

TeamVodafone drivers Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup have lent a hand to Komatsu Australia as part of a driver safety campaign.

The leading earthmoving manufacturer brought the V8 champions to the Gunnedah region. Komatsu and TeamVodafone are visiting schools in the Gunnedah and Hunter Region to promote safe driving to the next generation of drivers.

Komatsu is a long term partner of the multiple championship winning TeamVodafone. Managing Director, Sean Taylor says that TeamVodafone and Komatsu share a passion for technology and driver safety, and each strive to produce the best machines in their respective industries.

“We’re very proud of our association with TeamVodafone, and are pleased to bring the drivers to meet customers and the community in Boaggabri and Gunnedah” Taylor said.

“Safety is paramount at Komatsu, whether in a racing car or a mining truck, the same principles apply. Craig and Jamie are great ambassadors for safe driving, so it makes sense that we work together on this vital task.”

Earlier this year, Whincup visited Komatsu’s proving grounds in Arizona to drive the 960E Electric Mining Dump Truck.

“I’ve driven a lot of powerful cars in my time, but I must say that driving a 3500 horsepower mining truck, is truly a unique experience” said Whincup.

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