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Lowndes, Fraser qualify P16 for Sunday’s ‘Great Race’

Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser – Car #888
Practice 3 – 14th (2:05.3262)
Practice 4 – 10th (2:32.4520)
Qualifying, Race 30 – 16th (2:25.3524)


Craig Lowndes – Car #888
“They were really tough conditions out there because having wet weather around here is always going to be difficult. There was probably four or five spots around the circuit that you have to be cautious and conscious of, just making sure that you position the car correctly. It’s quite easy to run off across the top of the mountain and hit a concrete barrier, thankfully we actually got through the day really well. Balance wise in the wet, the car wasn’t too bad, we chased it too hard to be honest because we actually are now thinking that the forecast on Sunday may be dry, so we did chase it a little bit for qualifying and to be honest I probably need a little more front turn, but all in all we ended up P16. Although our qualifying result wasn’t too bad, I would have liked to be closer to the top ten, but of course, as we know here it doesn’t matter where you qualify it’s all about Sunday come 161 laps.”

Declan Fraser – Car #888
“I didn’t get many Supercars laps in today because we needed to make sure Craig had enough laps before we got to qualifying in these tricky conditions, even though he’s an absolute GOAT around here. We ended up P16 in qualifying so we know we’ve got a quick car, we just got a little bit stuck at the end with car set up and some traffic, but overall, we’re looking forward to the race. Double racing duties has been pretty chaotic. I felt a little bit sick in the Super2 race because I didn’t eat enough leading up to the race due to a few commitments and stuff like that, but these are things we can tune up for tomorrow. We still had a fantastic race in Super2 and came home in P5 which was good and maintained the championship lead. We’re not sure at the moment exactly what it’s going to look weather wise, but I’ve had a lot of running now in Super2 so I know that I feel comfortable in the cars.”