EMPEROR L OWNDES KEEN T O RULE A T IP SWICH
THE Emperor of Ipswich is back, and Craig Lowndes is ready to break his Supercars Championship drought.
Lowndes will be gunning for his first race win in more than a year at this weekend’s Ipswich Super Sprint.
The six- time Bathurst champion has never gone through an entire series without a win, and Queensland Raceway is the perfect track for Lowndes to get on the middle step of the podium.
Lowndes, 43, is the most successful driver in the history of Supercars racing at QR, winning 12 races and claiming 15 podiums from his past 19 races.
The Triple Eight Race Engineering legend and Garth Tander are the only drivers in this year’s field to have raced at all 21 rounds at QR since 1999 ( double rounds in 1999- 2000).
“It’s our test track so we’re expecting to do well,” Lowndes said.
“We had a great run there last year ( third and first).
“The layout on paper doesn’t look that technical but you have to make sure you get every corner right to maximise it. If we can get the car as good as it was last year we’ll be in for a good showing.
“This time last year was our last win. We’d like to try and break our drought. We’ve got a bit of work to do but we’re really confident we can turn things around.”
SWEET: Craig L Lowndesd and Garth Tander with a cake to celebrate 21 years of the Ipswich SuperSprint.