Triple Eight confirms new cars for van Gisbergen, Lowndes

Triple Eight Race Engineering has confirmed that new signing Shane van Gisbergen will start the 2016 V8 Supercars with a brand new chassis, as will veteran star Craig Lowndes.

The team is currently putting the finishing touches on chassis 042, which will wind up being the #97 Red Bull Racing Australia car.

Lowndes is also set to get a new car, with chassis 041 to replace the 2015 Bathurst winner chassis 036.

Jamie Whincup, meanwhile, will stick with chassis 040, which he debuted at the Sandown 500 last year.

“We expect and demand big things from all our chassis,” said Team Manager Mark Dutton.

“The level of attention to detail that is being put into this build is better than ever. We are constantly trying to improve what we do while not compromising reliability.

“We wanted to start 2016 with all three drivers having brand new chassis, but we altered that plan slightly midway through 2015 when we debuted Jamie’s chassis 040 for Sandown. But for the other two we have stuck to the plan.”

The new cars will get their first run at the team’s test day at Queensland Raceway on February 18.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Craig Lowndes , Jamie Whincup , Shane van Gisbergen
Article type Breaking news