Craig Lowndes wouldn’t let the elements keep him from bringing home a win at the 2015 Bathurst 1000. And bring home a win he did indeed. In fact, his latest Bathurst 1000 victory now tallies to six wins at the great race.
Lowndes began the race in an underwhelming fashion, missing the top ten shootout after rain plagued qualifying, and kept to the middle of the pack for much of the race. Right behind him the entire time, however, was teammate Jamie Whincup. Whincup made the devastating mistake of passing the safety car under yellow, pushing him out of second place, and allowing Whincup to build the lead he needed.
As Road & Track points out, it was the first Bathurst 1000 in some time that was not decided by a near photo finish across the line, though it still made for an incredibly intense race.
Following the Bathurst 1000, the V8 Supercars Series heads to the Gold Coast 600, where Whincup will be hard pressed to take home another championship title following his results at Bathurst.
Congratulations to Lowndes and HRT on the victory from all of us here at GM Authority.