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LOWNDES TO MAKE FERRARI DEBUT AT BATHURST 12 HOUR

Multi-championship winning Australian racing driver Craig Lowndes will join Maranello Motorsport's assault on the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Driving their newly constructed Ferrari 458 GT3, Lowndes will be joined by long-time sports car and endurance ace John Bowe, race car owner Peter Edwards, and a still unnamed fourth driver.

"Can't wait.. what a great opportunity," the eternally enthusiastic Craig Lowndes said.

"Maranello Motorsport has tremendous expertise both with Ferraris and with the Bathurst event, so I think I will have the equipment and experience to have a real crack at finally winning it.

"There's a bigger aspect to this too, with some other things we'd like to do together in the future."

As Australia's most successful V8 Supercar championship driver, Lowndes is already a five-time winner of the annual 1000 kilometre endurance event at the legendary Mt Panorama track.

The 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour on February 7 - 9 will be Lowndes' first-ever race in a Ferrari.

"I've really enjoyed the challenge of the past three Bathurst 12 Hours, and came as close as it is possible to winning it in 2011, so I'd really like to tick that off with Ferrari and Maranello next year."

Maranello Motorsport team boss Mark Coffey is equally enthusiastic about his new signing.

"We are absolutely delighted to have Craig on board and are as determined as he is to finally crack victory in the Bathurst 12 Hour."

"Craig's track record says everything that needs to be said. He's a fantastic addition to our driver line-up and I know his enthusiasm alone will be infectious for the whole team."

Lowndes, Bowe, Edwards and the yet to be announced fourth driver, will take Maranello Motorsport's brand new Ferrari 458 GT3, currently under construction, into next year's ultimate Bathurst enduro.

Maranello Motorsport's 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour campaign is proudly supported by Il Bello Rosso - Baby Roma Tomatoes, IVECO Trucks, Liqui-Moly, General Pants Co, Adtrans and GPI Corporate.


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