He's very, very competitive, I mean under the big smile there's a very,
very fierce competitor." Mark Skaife
"It's very motivating for me to race. I love the speed, I love the
adrenaline." Craig Lowndes
"When it became obvious that Craig was going to make it and be
exceptional, motor racing drivers are pretty competitive, and it would
be fair to say that Peter went through a stage where the green eyed
monster came in." Bev Brock
"I feel that the fans make motor sport. They are the ones that are
behind the scenes, they are the ones that put the dollars in to buy the
tickets to go to the events to see the drivers." Nat Lowndes
"There's certain things that I wanted to do, but now I'd just rather be
home with Nat and the kids and here, and be in one piece and enjoy life
for what it is." Craig Lowndes
March 5 8.00pm
Tough, fearless and fiercely competitive, young triple crown motor
racing champion Craig Lowndes' trademark has been his wide winning smile
and easy going nature.
He is the first driver to win the Australian Touring Car Championship on
debut, the youngest ever winner and the only driver apart from Peter
Brock to win the Triple Crown of Australian Motor Sport - the Australian
Touring Car championship, the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000 - in the
Lowndes inherited a passion for fast cars through his genes; Lowndes'
father, Frank was in Brock's Holden Dealer team, when he won his first
Bathurst in 1972 - two years before Craig was born.
"Australian Story" goes behind the scenes to follow Lowndes during the
final tumultuous months of his roller coaster 2006 season.
The program also documents his meteoric rise through the ranks of
Australian Motor Sport and the relationship that developed with the
Brock family along the way.
It details his intensely personal reaction to the death of mentor Peter
Brock - and the loss of the V8 championship under controversial
The program also explores his life away from the track - where he
pursues interests that contrast with the high profile celebrity status
he enjoys on the racing and corporate scene.
It is the first time an entire program has been dedicated to a
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