MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Besart Berisha of the Victory celebrates a goal during the round two A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City FC at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Despite a very rain soaked Symmons Plains Raceway this morning, the final 200km race of the Supercar weekend went ahead as planned with most of the drivers starting the event on wet weather tyres, even though the rain itself had stopped falling, for the start anyway.

All drivers got through the first lap okay and despite several safety car periods, that saw the race becoming time certain rather than the scheduled number of laps, Craig Lowndes managed to bring his Team Vortex contender home just off the podium with a fourth placed finish.

Toward the end of the race, Craig actually became quite antsy and tried several times to get past his Red Bull Holden Racing teammate, Jamie Whincup, but in the end he had to settle for following him across the line instead.

"It was a much better day today," Craig said after the race. "The qualifying conditions were terrible with the weather, but we made the most of it. We started eighth, which was a little bit further back than we wanted, but the main thing was to stay out of trouble during the race."

"The car itself was really good. We had good pace throughout the race in the wet and the dry. We're delighted with how the car was - we learnt a lot from the Australian Grand Prix, which we carried into this weekend and that's even more pleasing. We're really happy with where we ended up and obviously we've got to continue this now into Phillip Island."