Craig Lowndes and his Team Vortex crew had their best weekend of the season at the recent Ipswich Supersprint, held at the team's home test track, Queensland Raceway.
The circuit has always been a happy hunting ground for the likeable Queenslander, but the weekend is just a mere memory now as he looks to the next round on the Supercar calendar, the Sydney Supersprint, which will be held at the Sydney Motorsport Park this coming weekend.
“We definitely had a much better weekend at Queensland Raceway, so I'm looking forward to getting to Sydney Motorsport Park,” Craig said. “We had our opening test day there this year when we first got to use the new tyre, so it'll be good to get back there. It's a track that I really enjoy, we've had some great memories from there.”
However, Craig knows it won't be all roses this weekend as the circuit, which used to be known as Eastern Creek, has some very long corners that cause high degradation of their Dunlop rubber. But hopefully, all the work they have done to help preserve their tyres should pay off this weekend…
“It will be a tough weekend on tyres, so that'll be a key issue to make sure that we get the tyres to work properly. Hopefully what we learnt from QR, we can keep unlocking what we need for qualifying,” Craig added. “It's a really important element of the year, knowing that the competition's so tough, but I'm looking forward to the challenges.”