Dale Budge is a sports writer for the NZ Herald.

Motorsport: Lowndes turns high-speed chauffeur in Aston Martin

Tony Quinn's Aston Martin Vulcan.
Tony Quinn's Aston Martin Vulcan.

Aussie V8s legend Craig Lowndes will turn high-speed chauffeur in Tony Quinn's $4.3 million Aston Martin Vulcan, at the Hampton Downs 101.

Lowndes joins a stellar line-up for the inaugural Hampton Downs 101 next week - the first major event at the refurbished trackafter a $30m investment by new owner Quinn.

The six-times Bathurst winner competed at the 2014 Highlands 101, finishing fifth alongside Kiwi driver Inky Tulloch in a Chevrolet Camaro GT3.

"The Highlands 101 was one of the best events I've been to and I can't wait to drive the new Hampton Downs track," Lowndes said. "I'm honoured that Tony Quinn is trusting me to drive his Aston Martin Vulcan. I know there's only 24 of them in the world so I better make sure I get it back to the pits in one piece.

Buy your tickets to the Hampton Downs 101 before next Friday, October 28 to go in the draw to win a hot lap in the Vulcan.

- NZ Herald

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