I missed this when it was announced a week or two ago, but Craig Lowndes has announced his retirement from full time racing at the end of this year.
Sad day as a fan, but he has had a great career and I think he is doing the right thing as time waits for no man, and that has become increasingly clear over the last few years.
The one positive is he will join the tv commentary team - his personality will be great for that.
God I hope he isn't put into the actual commentary booth. He sat in last year during a practice session after crashing his car and it was painfully awful. Hopefully they put him with Ingall as a pre/post session expert.
Yeah. Nearly everyone loves Lowndes.
It'll be funny when he co-drives because, especially if it's with Whincup.
Whincup initially partnered Lowdnes as a co-driver back in the mid to late 2000s (they won Bathurst together 3 times I think) and now they might be reunited!
I hope he doesn't do the commentary as well. Put him with Ingall so Skaife can focus more on commentary (and trying not to laugh like a broken chicken )
Would love to see Lowdnes win at least one more race this season to round off his full time career.