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Lowndes flags Supercars retirement

Craig Lowndes tells PARKED UP PLUS podcast that the end could be near for his Supercars driving career.

08 May 2023

V8 legend Craig Lowndes could be heading for his last Bathurst 1000.

Lowndes will decide whether to continue as a star Supercars enduro co-driver after partnering Zane Goddard in the restored Sandown 500 and at Mount Panorama in Triple Eight’s Supercheap Auto-backed wildcard entry.

In the latest PARKED UP PLUS podcast, the 48-year-old superstar admits that he’ll only continue next year and beyond if he still feels he’s competitive.

It’s a big call for Lowndes, still the best known and most popular Supercars driver despite his retirement from racing four years ago.

His star power could make him attractive as a co-driver for many years to come, but he wants to quit while he is still a potential enduro race winner. Listen here:

Lowndes also talks about how he’ll overcome his lack of race preparation for Sandown and Bathurst.

PARKED UP PLUS also hears from Supercars ‘lost boy’ Richie Stanaway, back as Shane van Gisbergen’s co-driver.

Stanaway reveals that he’s a chance for a sprint race wildcard entry before the enduros with outpoken Boost Mobile boss Peter Adderton, who has commissioned a Triple Eight Camaro. He starred in a Boost-backed wildcard entry with NZ legend Greg Murphy at Bathurst last year.

The quirky Kiwi is keeping his hand in with Triple Eight’s GT team, rapidly rebuilding his reputation after dead-end stints with Tickford Racing and GRM in 2018 and ’19 respectively.

As well, Supercars supremo Shane Howard tells PARKED UP PLUS why the V8s want to be the main support act at the F1 Singapore GP street race.

Howard also provides an update on Sandown’s future as the proposed $250 million ‘super circuit’ outside Melbourne gains preliminary Victoria government backing.

The PARKED UP PLUS podcast is where the big news is delivered by the big names.