Craig Lowndes sported a new livery on his Holden ZB Commodore for the 2018 ITM Auckland SuperSprint.
Autobarn was replaced by National Storage for the November event at Pukekohe, Lowndes’ penultimate weekend as a full time Supercars driver.
‘We’re very pleased to welcome National Storage on board as the major partner on car 888 for the Auckland SuperSprint’ Triple Eight managing director Roland Dane said.
‘Since joining Triple eight in July this year, they’ve been extremely supportive of what we do and have shown a great deal of enthusiasm for the sport. Alongside their support with an offsite storage facility, National Storage sponsor the two Red Bull Holden Racing Team cars.’
National Storage also invited fans to design their own livery concept for the event, via an online competition. During the Facebook Live to unveil his actual Pukekohe livery, Lowndes selected his favourite submission, with the winner receiving his race suit from the weekend.
‘We’ve really enjoyed working with the Triple Eight racing team, from both a storage perspective and via our fan engagement initiatives’ said National Storage managing director Andrew Catsoulis. ‘We have a strong focus on growing the business in both Australia and particularly in New Zealand, so we jumped at the opportunity to be major partner at the Auckland SuperSprint. The new livery and racing suit look fantastic and we think it made a huge splash on the circuit.’
Saturday’s race 28 saw Lowndes finish 11th in a very inspiring performance which saw him progress through the field from starting in 18th position on the grid.
Sunday’s race 29 saw more of the same, with Lowndes furiously chasing down the leading pack over the course of the race, finishing a very credible 4th, up 7 places from starting 11th.
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