May 9, 2013 | General


Lowndes drove the car 888-012A for the majority of 2008 in Vodafone colours before being used to finish second in both the 2009 and 2010 Fujitsu Series by James Moffat and Tim Blanchard respectively for Sonic Motor Racing.

It has sat idle since the end of 2010 but will return to the track at Winton in the hands of Simpson who finished fifth in that years Australian Formula Ford Championship.

Simpson has been keeping busy racing production car Mitsubishi Lancers in the Australian Manufacturers Championship and NSW Production Touring Car Series in recent years.

“Mick still has the car so hell drop it off at the actual Winton round then well bring it home to Sydney and look after it and run the rest of the series and possibly next year as well says Simpson whose car will run alongside the ex-Tasman Commodore of Kumho Series regular Jim Pollicina.

“Were going to run the car out of Jims team. Wed originally looked at buying an ex-Tasman car similar to his but there was nothing about. Then we came to the Triple Eight Falcon and it was too good a car not to secure.

“Its a good chance to get in a V8 in the Kumho Series without having to spend the sort of dollars you need to in the Development Series.

Simpsons car will carry a plain livery for its first hit-out at Winton with his familys Parramatta Smash Repairs company providing support for the Kumho Series program.

The next round of the Kumho Series is round three of 2013 and will be at Winton on June 22-23.

Ryan Simpson