Lowndes happy despite missing out on title

Craig Lowndes says he’s happy with his Saturday at Homebush, despite not scoring enough points to take the V8 Supercars title fight into tomorrow.

Lowndes’s title chances took a massive hit during qualifying for today’s first race, the Triple Eight driver making a crucial error on his final lap which left him 25th and last on the grid.

He managed to do enough in Race 1 to take the title fight to Race 2, but Mark Winterbottom was ultimately able to do enough in the second 125-kilometre race to secure the title.

“It was always going to be a tough day today from where we qualified. But I’m proud that we managed to fight back,” said Lowndes.

“We had a good run in Race 1; it was a great challenge. In today’s second race we tried to jump in front of Frosty, but he had a good car today and congratulations to him and the team for winning the drivers’ championship.

“I’m happy with today. As I said, where we started and where we finished, we made great progress. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and finishing off the year on a high.”

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Series Supercars
Drivers Craig Lowndes
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