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Craig Lowndes Teams Up
with SACHS for 2018

Craig Lowndes 2018
  • Sixth straight year for Craig Lowndes as the SACHS Brand Ambassador in Australia.
  • Lowndes has won 105 Supercar races, with 53 relying on SACHS shock absorbers and clutches.
  • The 2018 Supercar season will be the 14th straight season for Lowndes racing on SACHS products.

Australian motorsport legend Craig Lowndes will continue to rely on SACHS shock absorbers and clutches in 2018, signing on for a sixth straight year as the official ambassador for the brand.

In a testament to the quality and proven performance of the SACHS brand, this will be the 14th season Lowndes has relied exclusively on SACHS shock absorbers and clutches in his Triple Eight Race Engineering-prepared Supercars, including in his latest entry under the Autobarn Lowndes Racing banner.

Together, SACHS and Lowndes have claimed 53 Supercars Championship race victories, including five Bathurst 1000 titles.

Not only does Lowndes trust and rely on SACHS components whilst on the race track, but the teamís Iveco truck and transporter are factory-fitted with shock absorbers and clutches from the SACHS commercial vehicle range.

Throughout 2018, SACHS branding will be prominently displayed on Lowndesí distinctive helmet and racesuit.

For Lowndes, a fully trained motor mechanic, working with SACHS products on the race track comes naturally.

With SACHS shock absorbers and clutches having helped him to more than half of his record 105 Supercar Championship race wins, Craig takes an active role in the performance of these components.

"Frankly, one of the biggest contributors to car performance is the shock absorbers, so our work with SACHS means we are forever developing in this area," Craig Lowndes explains.

"Getting the damping right makes a huge difference to the carís behaviour on track and therefore your lap speed and tyre longevity, both critical to winning races."

Being three times more popular than the next most popular driver is a strong start when it comes to being a brand ambassador, but it is Lowndesí ability to talk with real credibility about using the product that makes such a difference.

"No question, when I am representing SACHS, I am able to talk about the brand with genuine first-hand experience," Craig Lowndes said.

Mark Sookias, Managing Director, ZF Aftermarket Australia explained, "Craig is obviously immensely popular and widely recognised across Australia, but it is his credibility that brings so much to the SACHS brand."

"Craig genuinely uses the product and has real-world experience with it. His background as a motor mechanic also means that he understands the product and its performance. So when he talks about safety, reliability, performance and trust, you know you can rely on what he says.

"For SACHS it's the perfect solution - Craig is someone who is enormously respected, very well liked, widely recognised, realistic and totally credible. Whilst he is able to represent our brand to a broad range of customers, it is his authenticity that we admire and respect, and which synchronises perfectly with our business. We're very appreciative of having such a direct link between Craig and the SACHS brand."

"We are very proud of our long-term partnership with Craig and are looking forward to supporting him in his championship challenge this season."

ZF is an original supplier to manufacturers worldwide, with its SACHS brand offering a wide range of shock absorbers for the aftermarket as well as an OE quality solution for a comprehensive range of vehicles on Australian roads. Locally, motorsport products like the SACHS Formula Matrix dampers and carbon racing clutch are available through Triple Eight Race Engineering, while the full aftermarket range is available via ZF Aftermarket Australia.

For detailed application information on the full SACHS range, see our SACHS Catalogue or contact ZF Aftermarket Australia for further information via 1800 ZF SALES (93 72537).

The 2018 Supercar season will kick off on the 1st March with the Adelaide 500 and conclude on the streets of Newcastle in November.

  • Sixth straight year for Craig Lowndes as the SACHS Brand Ambassador in Australia.
  • Lowndes has won 105 Supercar races, with 53 relying on SACHS shock absorbers and clutches.
  • The 2018 Supercar season will be the 14th straight season for Lowndes racing on SACHS products.

Australian motorsport legend Craig Lowndes will continue to rely on SACHS shock absorbers and clutches in 2018, signing on for a sixth straight year as the official ambassador for the brand.

In a testament to the quality and proven performance of the SACHS brand, this will be the 14th season Lowndes has relied exclusively on SACHS shock absorbers and clutches in his Triple Eight Race Engineering-prepared Supercars, including in his latest entry under the Autobarn Lowndes Racing banner.

Together, SACHS and Lowndes have claimed 53 Supercars Championship race victories, including five Bathurst 1000 titles.

Not only does Lowndes trust and rely on SACHS components whilst on the race track, but the teamís Iveco truck and transporter are factory-fitted with shock absorbers and clutches from the SACHS commercial vehicle range.

Throughout 2018, SACHS branding will be prominently displayed on Lowndesí distinctive helmet and racesuit.

For Lowndes, a fully trained motor mechanic, working with SACHS products on the race track comes naturally.

With SACHS shock absorbers and clutches having helped him to more than half of his record 105 Supercar Championship race wins, Craig takes an active role in the performance of these components.

"Frankly, one of the biggest contributors to car performance is the shock absorbers, so our work with SACHS means we are forever developing in this area," Craig Lowndes explains.

"Getting the damping right makes a huge difference to the carís behaviour on track and therefore your lap speed and tyre longevity, both critical to winning races."

Being three times more popular than the next most popular driver is a strong start when it comes to being a brand ambassador, but it is Lowndesí ability to talk with real credibility about using the product that makes such a difference.

"No question, when I am representing SACHS, I am able to talk about the brand with genuine first-hand experience," Craig Lowndes said.

Mark Sookias, Managing Director, ZF Aftermarket Australia explained, "Craig is obviously immensely popular and widely recognised across Australia, but it is his credibility that brings so much to the SACHS brand."

"Craig genuinely uses the product and has real-world experience with it. His background as a motor mechanic also means that he understands the product and its performance. So when he talks about safety, reliability, performance and trust, you know you can rely on what he says.

"For SACHS it's the perfect solution - Craig is someone who is enormously respected, very well liked, widely recognised, realistic and totally credible. Whilst he is able to represent our brand to a broad range of customers, it is his authenticity that we admire and respect, and which synchronises perfectly with our business. We're very appreciative of having such a direct link between Craig and the SACHS brand."

"We are very proud of our long-term partnership with Craig and are looking forward to supporting him in his championship challenge this season."

ZF is an original supplier to manufacturers worldwide, with its SACHS brand offering a wide range of shock absorbers for the aftermarket as well as an OE quality solution for a comprehensive range of vehicles on Australian roads. Locally, motorsport products like the SACHS Formula Matrix dampers and carbon racing clutch are available through Triple Eight Race Engineering, while the full aftermarket range is available via ZF Aftermarket Australia.

For detailed application information on the full SACHS range, see our SACHS Catalogue or contact ZF Aftermarket Australia for further information via 1800 ZF SALES (93 72537).

The 2018 Supercar season will kick off on the 1st March with the Adelaide 500 and conclude on the streets of Newcastle in November.

Craig Lowndes Bio

  • Three-time Supercar champion - 1996, 1998 & 1999
  • Won 1996 Championship in his rookie year, youngest-ever series champion at age 22
  • Second in Championship in 2005, 2006, 2011 2012, 2013 & 2015, third in 2000 & 2007
  • 105 Supercar race wins - 40 Supercar pole positions
  • Six-time Bathurst 1000 winner - 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2015

Further achievements

  • 1993 Australian Formula Ford Champion
  • 1994 Australian Silver Star Champion
  • 2010 Australian Safari Winner
  • 2014 & 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour Winner
  • 5 time winner of the Barry Sheene medal