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Triple Eight unveils wildcard livery for Lowndes and Goddard

Triple Eight Race Engineering has unveiled its livery for the wildcard entry of Craig Lowndes and Zane Goddard for the 2023 endurance races.

The duo will drive the #888 entry at the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000.

“Having the Sandown 500 as a warm-up event for the Bathurst 1000 is pretty normal for me,” said Lowndes.

“It’s really important for both Zane and I and the team to gel together and get through any of the niggling problems we want to get through before we get to Bathurst because that’s the race we want to win.

“Our upcoming test days are really important. I think the test days are invaluable and is a great chance to practice the fundamentals, especially driver changes and pit stop practices. We know that we’re going to be on our own at Sandown, but when we get to Bathurst, we’re going to have to share a boom, so getting all those fundamentals right is important for a great result.

“It’s been great mentoring Zane this year. I’ve known Zane for a little while now. He’s a bright, young talent and we’re looking forward to beating last year’s result. It makes me feel old knowing this year’s Bathurst will be my 30th start at the Great Race, but look, it’s really special.

“I think Bathurst has always been a race that I’ve always wanted to win, even from a young age. It really is a team effort, and for me, it’s important to make sure that we put a good foot forward in getting a good result.”