Craig Lowndes on track to break Peter Brock’s Bathurst record
Craig Lowndes claimed his seventh win in Sunday’s 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, but he’s not looking at taking Peter Brock’s winning record just yet, though it is in his sights.
While Triple Eight boss Roland Dane is certain Lowndes will match Brock’s long held record of nine Bathurst 1000 wins, Lowndes was a little more circumspect on reaching the milestone.
While talking with Mark Levy and Richard Callander on the Macquarie Sports Breakfast show the Bathurst winner revealed,
“I said early days that I don’t think anyone would, but never say never. Now we’ve got number seven, I’ll be back here next year … and hopefully we can get another one, that would be tremendous … But to stand and talk to you about number seven is quite incredible.”
Whilst post race festivities included linking arms with co-driver Steve Richards and a doing shoey (drinking champagne out his race shoe), Lowndes says the celebrations are a bit different from his first Bathurst win back in 1996.
“If you had tried to call me at this time of day back in 1996, I probably wouldn’t have been able to talk to you … I had a massive headache. It’s amazing what a bit of age gives you”.
It is Lowndes’ sixth Bathurst win for the Triple Eight outfit, with a move to co-driving duties next year alongside either Jamie Whincup or Shane van Gisbergen.
Link below for the full interview –