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Bonus track running for Lowndes at Winton

Tom Howard

Friday 24th May, 2019 - 3:59pm

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Craig Lowndes

Craig Lowndes returned to the Supercars cockpit early at the Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint.

The fan favourite racer turned broadcaster climbed aboard the #88 Triple Eight Holden, which he will drive in the Pirtek Enduro Cup, for a special television segment during Fox Sports’ Supercars Trackside show today.

Lowndes was joined on track by former Supercars star and fellow television presenter Greg Murphy, who piloted Cameron Waters’ Tickford Racing Ford Mustang.

The brief 10 minute outing comes after the pair logged laps under lights for television prior to opening Supercars practice last time out at the Pirtek Perth SuperNight.

Lowndes also took part in the Additional Driver Practice at Symmons Plains last month.       

Today’s television track time was the only action from the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship entries today with the series trialling a two-day format this weekend. 

A meeting rides session followed which included four cars.

Lowndes will take part in Saturday morning’s Additional Driver session at 0920 AEST, which will kick off the Supercars Championship action.

The session is likely to carry more importance than usual given primary drivers only have one 40 minute practice to decide the top 10 which will receive a bye to the second part of Armor All Qualifying.

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