Today was not the day for David Wall and Chris Pither at the Bathurst 1000 today. Their car lost an engine 15 laps into the race which Craig Lowndes went on to win his 6th Bathurst title.
V8 Supercars veteran Craig Lowndes has confirmed his status as one of the all-time greats of the sport by winning his sixth Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
The 41-year old’s win equals Mark Skaife and Larry Perkins – and takes him to 13 podiums which breaks his mentor Peter Brock’s record for top three finishes in Australia’s greatest motor race.
The thrilling finish at Mount Panorama this afternoon means Red Bull Racing Australia co-driver Steven Richards, 43, takes his total to four Bathurst wins, after a solid drive at Australia’s most challenging circuit.
The win also moves Lowndes into second in the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship and clinches his 101st race win after clocking up the century in Darwin.