The seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner will delivery the 2-day speed tournament as one in all the outright favourites, the Dallara he’ll be riding having won the tournament final year.
That was in the fingers of circuit owner Sam Shahin who lapped the West layout in 1m13.542s in the decisive Top 10 Shootout.
Whereas Lowndes is barely identified for his touring automobile work, he does earn ride in powerful originate-wheelers on memoir of a stint in Formula 3000 in 1997.
“I’m of route having a gape forward to it, with all the pieces happening it’s sophisticated to produce one thing else for the time being so it’s gargantuan that The Bend is inserting on a weekend admire this – and obviously to earn the opportunity to drive a Formula 1 automobile,” said Lowndes.
“It’s a gargantuan opportunity and an out of this world honor to drive the vehicles I grew up watching at the Adelaide Sizable Prix serve in the day, and to drive them at ac ircuit admire The Bend is even higher.
“It’s a gargantuan circuit and to listen to what they’ve planned for the longer term and the ongoing vogue is extremely thrilling. I’m in a position to’t wait ride secure down there and secure in the automobile.”
Shahin added: “Craig is an out of this world ambassador for motorsport and we’re glad that the celebs earn aligned so he can attend this year.
“His enthusiasm for the tournament and the circuit are welcomed and he’ll be a welcome boost to an intellectual weekend of motorsport.
“It’s our ambition to develop The Bend Traditional into one in all the sphere’s premier motorsport fairs of its form. Even though the final two years earned us from welcoming interstate or global competitors and their vehicles to The Bend, the response from South Australian competitors has been nothing looking intellectual.
“South Australian fans are in for a spectacular weekend and we’re so inspired and thankful with the response from local competitors, automobile owners and enthusiasts who are supporting this tournament in express numbers.”
There will likely be a option of Formula 1 vehicles in motion at The Bend Traditional, including a peculiar addition to The Bend’s rapid, an ex-Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton B198 that would possibly per chance be driven by Shahin.
Yasser Shahin will likely be aa part of Lowndes as one in all the favorites to eradicate the Shootout as he strains up in a Formula Renault 3.5 automobile.