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Lowndes, Fraser steer #888 to P8 in best ever Bathurst Wildcard result

Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser – Car #888
Race 30 – Eighth


Craig Lowndes – Car #888
“Today was actually quite exciting. We started the race with high hopes of being in the ten, and the car itself was good to begin with. I think the conditions of the track with all the rain we’ve had, it was one of those circuits you had to chase over the course of the day, which we did. The car was really strong at the end of the race and to finish eighth, I’m really pleased with that. I said from the outset that I’d hope we’d be in the ten somewhere so to be the highest-placed wildcard entrant ever at the Bathurst 1000 is really pleasing. I think the team has done a fantastic job, Supercheap Auto are really happy and it’s great to have their support for a one car team and a wildcard for a one off event, I think that we achieved a great result. On one hand it’s sad to close the chapter on the Holden brand, but on the other hand it’s exciting to see what the future holds for Chevrolet Racing. Holden has been a big part of my career, to celebrate my 300th round here at an event that I’ve always put up there as our Grand Final was amazing. It’s a race that’s very hard to win but very easy to lose and to have the success we’ve had over the years in the Holden brand, it’s a little bit sad to say goodbye but the future is exciting.”

Declan Fraser – Car #888
“What a crazy race! I got in for my first stint and we were in a pretty good position as Craig had us inside the top ten already. I got to lead my first ever Supercars race, even got to do my safety car and we sat comfortably my whole stint. I think I sat second or third for the whole stint and for me that was an awesome experience to be able to mix it with those guys. We still had fantastic pace at the end and brought it home in P8. It’s the highest ever position a wildcard has finished the Bathurst 1000 and I just can’t thank Craig, Supercheap Auto, Triple Eight and everyone involved enough for all of the efforts that have gone into this weekend to make it possible and make it Super. Ultimately we didn’t have the full car pace that we would have liked to be able to get up to the top step, but it’s my first ever Bathurst 1000 and to come home in P8, I’m absolutely ecstatic and I can’t believe it.”