Craig Lowndes will return to the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries on Wednesday for the series finale.
The 45-year-old will use the popular retro livery his #888 Red Bull Holden ran at last year’s Bathurst 1000, where he and team-mate Jamie Whincup came close to winning before pitting late for additional fuel.
The final round of the Supercar Eseries will be run at Oran Park Raceway and the Mount Panorama Circuit. Speaking with Supercars.com, Lowndes expressed excitement ahead of the event.
“I’m keen to have another run. Going to both tracks that I have really fond memories of will be great.
“Considering that I won my first championship at Oran Park in ’96, it was a special place and a fantastic track.
“I’ve had a quick go on the sim and it’s as busy on the sim as it was in real life, in the sense of the undulations and the under-over the bridge, over the flip-flop, it’s a very busy track.”
Lowndes had competed in the BP Supercars Eseries Celebrity Race last month, which utilized the Bathurst circuit so adored by drivers and fans alike.
“It’s the best track in the world for us.
“I watched when Supercars were on at Bathurst [in Round 3 of the Eseries] and that duel between Brodie Kostecki, Shane [van Gisbergen] and Scotty [McLaughlin] at the end, that’s what Bathurst showcases: great racing.”
Confirmation of Lowndes’ place on the grid means there will be 32 cars in action for the Eseries finale.
Qualifying begins at 8pm NZT and will be broadcast exclusively on Sky Sports 5 before racing begins at 9pm and will be broadcast live on Twitch, YouTube and Supercars’ Facebook Pages.