Supercars stalwart Craig Lowndes has been confirmed as the latest wildcard for the sixth round of the BP Supercars All Star Eseries.
The Seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner retired full-time from the sport back in 2018 where he has since remained with Triple Eight as the team’s lead co-driver.
Lowndes’ confirmation makes him the fourth Triple Eight Red Bull Racing Commodore that will take to the virtual grid at the Circuit of the Americas, joining series regulars Shane Van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup, as well as fellow wildcard Garth Tander.
“I am looking forward to it but I am not sure how I am going to go in the sense of how competitive I am,” Lowndes told Supercars Sidetracked.
“I know Shane has been helping me trying to get up to speed and I have asked Jamie a couple of things, but he is trying to get up to speed himself, so we will see what happens.
“It will be quite funny to see how, once we when we get back to reality, all the drivers are going to cope because I can tell you that driving a sim is completely different to that tactile feel you have underneath you.
“That hand eye coordination is really difficult because you don’t feel the car locking a tyre or understeering or oversteering, and it was one of those things that make it difficult to try and predict what the car wants and what it needs.
“My aim is not to get lapped.”
Lowndes becomes the fourth confirmed wildcard entry for this week with a star-studded lineup involving McLaren Formula 1 ace Lando Norris, NASCAR Xfinity series driver Austin Cindric and fellow retired Supercars pilot Garth Tander.
Fans have of the Eseries will now also have the chance to race as a wildcard entrant in the eighth Round with a recently announced hot-lap competition to be held around Phillip Island on the iRacing platform. Entries are open to both Australia and New Zealand sim-racers and are open across the next seven days.
Round six of the Supercars Eseries is slated to get underway on May 13 from 8 pm NZT