Red Bull Racing Australia have finished the weekend in Tasmania with an emphatic 1-2 result.
For the third race in a row the Red Bull Holdens qualified first and second, Jamie yet again claiming the pole position honours, but an absolute flyer of a start saw Craig take the lead off the line.
“We had a reasonable start, but Lowndesy was on an absolute rocket and deserved the lead from the start,” said Jamie afterwards.
And lead he did! The No.888 Commodore dominated the race through improved straight line speed and excellent strategy by the team.
“The way the race unfolded for us today was perfect,” Craig said.
“We worked hard on the speed after yesterday to make sure the car was strong and fast in a straight line. We managed to get away with a good start and managed to create a gap at the hairpin turn.
“My goal today was to try and keep my lap times consistent and to work on my qualifying both of which I think we achieved today so I couldn’t be happier.”
What about the varying strategies of the two Red Bull cars though that saw Jamie pit on lap one and Craig not until about 10 laps later?
“In terms of our strategies today, at Red Bull Racing Australia it’s always been that whoever is in front on track has first dibs on the strategy call. We came in after lap one to stop our exposure to a potential a safety car,” said Jamie.
“All in all it’s been a good weekend for us and we’re looking forward to jumping straight back in at the next round,” he finished.
It’s now a tight turnaround to Winton next weekend, with the team staying in Victoria to get the cars ready for back-to-back rounds.
“Jamie and I have both managed to come out of the weekend with straight cars which is a blessing in disguise for the team with such a short turnaround to Winton when we’re based out of Queensland,” Lowndesy commented.
At the end of a rollercoaster weekend in Tasmania, Craig emerges with the championship lead still intact on 532 points and Jamie now having risen up to second on 462.