Craig Lowndes is returning to the mountain with Audi. The Australian touring car star and three-time champion in the V8 Supercar Series had previously been part of Audi’s line-up in the Bathurst 12 Hour from 2011 to 2013. In 2014, Lowndes decided the race at Mount Panorama in his favor. From February 5 to 7, 2016, the 41-year-old Australian will be competing for the Jamec-Pem squad in the new Audi R8 LMS. It’s the first outfit having opted for the new R8 LMS. Steve McLaughlan’s Team Jamec-Pem is currently leading the Australian GT Championship with Christopher Mies in the Audi R8 LMS ultra. “I’m already looking forward to participating again with an Audi,” says Lowndes. “After we barely missed victory twice, I still have some unfinished business. I believe that the new Audi R8 LMS will be one of the strongest cars in the field next year.”
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).