on 21 Oct 2023
Inaugural Adelaide 500 winner and Australian racing icon Craig Lowndes OAM will go ALL IN as the VAILO Adelaide 500’s official ‘Fanbassador’ for 2023.
One of the most decorated drivers in pit lane, Lowndes will enlighten fans with his expert opinion and analysis on day-to-day on track action and provide his invaluable point of view on the exciting crop of talent coming through the Supercars ranks.
Lowndes will delight fans, appearing in the official Transporter Parade through Adelaide’s streets on Tuesday 21st November, and joining the driver signing session on Saturday 25 November at the TrAction Zone Entertainment Stage, where fans will get the chance to meet all the big motorsport names and celebrities attending the event.
2023 VAILO Adelaide 500 Fanbassador Craig Lowndes OAM said: “I’ve raced the Adelaide 500 every year from 1999 – 2018, so I am excited to share my fondest memories from over the years and to ignite some nostalgia amongst the fans.
“We’re seeing some exceptional talent coming through the Supercars ranks this year, as well as racing in the Gen3 race cars, and I’m looking forward to watching the Championship battle play out on the streets of Adelaide.
“The event is a drivers’ favourite, not only because of the exceptional racing on track but the whole of event offering – action-packed TrAction and Family Zones, the amazing food and drink options to the exceptional after race concert series – it’s a party on and off the track and I can’t wait to share it with everyone this November.”
Lowndes’ role as the official ‘Fanbassador’ will complement his commitment to the Supercars broadcast which includes expert commentary and driver insight.
The appointment comes after a successful campaign in 2022 when three-time Supercars champion, turned IndyCar racer, Scott McLaughlin returned to the city to bring his racing insight to fans throughout the weekend.
Lowndes famously won the first ever Adelaide 500 in 1999 when, then a 24-year-old, he executed a remarkable last-to-first drive in the Sunday race of the two-part 500km event.
Over his 24-year touring car racing career, Lowndes was the only driver to have raced every race in Adelaide.
Fans are encouraged to keep an eye on the VAILO Adelaide 500’s social media channels to receive updates on where they can see Lowndes and hear his expert insight throughout the four-day event.
Make sure you have your tickets, so you can see Craig Lowndes at the 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500, on sale now via Ticketek.