Symmons Plains: Team Betta Sunday report

Lowndes rallies a respectable result After a disastrous start to the weekend, Craig Lowndes has been able to fight his way back with two top ten finishes in today's races at Tasmania's Symmons Plains circuit. Lowndes now sits second...

Lowndes rallies a respectable result

After a disastrous start to the weekend, Craig Lowndes has been able to fight his way back with two top ten finishes in today's races at Tasmania's Symmons Plains circuit.

Lowndes now sits second in the V8 Supercar Championship and is 73 points behind Holden driver Rick Kelly.

The Triple Eight driver clawed his way back from 27th on the grid to finish today's opening race in 9th position. In the second 58 lap race Lowndes enjoyed a battle amongst the top ten to finish 7th and 12th overall for the round.

"I am pretty happy with the results I achieved today particularly the first race where I started from the back of the grid in wet conditions," Lowndes said.

"We did the best we could with the cards we were dealt from Saturday and focused on minimising the gap to Rick as much as possible."

"There are still six more races before the championship is decided and I will be focusing on making sure we remain competitive throughout."

"We had no problems with the new car this weekend, it ran faultlessly," Lowndes added.

While Lowndes flew the solo flag for Team Betta Electrical today, team mate Jamie Whincup and his crew focused on preparing his old car, in readiness for transportation to Bahrain for the penultimate round of the V8 Supercar Championship in 10 days time.

The damaged Bathurst winning chassis will be returned to the Brisbane based team's headquarters for a complete evaluation. The severity of the damage will dictate whether or not it races again this year.

-credit: tbe

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Series Supercars
Drivers Rick Kelly , Craig Lowndes , Jamie Whincup