Craig Lowndes receives Queen’s Birthday honour

Monday 11th June, 2012 - 1:36am


Craig Lowndes

Craig Lowndes

Five-times Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List today.

The TeamVodafone star, currently fourth in the V8 Supercars Championship, received the Order of Australia Medal in the General Division for services to motor racing and to the community, particularly through road safety education programs and charitable organisations.

Lowndes told The Australian that he is grateful for the accolade.

“I feel very honoured and humble to be recognised in this way,” said Lowndes, who turns 38 later this month.

“My first drive was as a nine-year-old behind the wheel of a go-kart.

“I worked my way up through the various classes to eventually be given the opportunity to drive in a touring car, the precursor to the V8 Supercar I campaign today.”

Lowndes joins former team-mate Mark Skaife and motocross ace Chad Reed as high-profile Australian motorsport stars to receive an OAM. comment policy reserves the right to remove comments that are off-topic, abusive and ban users who do not follow the comment policy. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

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