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Caltex Australia and Triple Eight Race Engineering are excited to announce the creation of TeamVortex to run in the 2016 V8 Supercar Championship with Craig Lowndes. 

The launch of TeamVortex is a natural extension of the existing Caltex partnership with Triple Eight and the current Bathurst 1000 King of the Mountain, Craig Lowndes. The initial commitment is for a minimum of two seasons. 

TeamVortex will become the third car in Triple Eight’s stable and will run alongside the Red Bull Racing Australia team cars. 

Lowndes, a six-time Bathurst winner and Caltex brand ambassador for nearly a decade, will officially take the wheel of the new TeamVortex Holden Commodore on 1 January 2016. 

Caltex, Australia’s leading transport fuel supplier, has an extensive history supporting Australian motorsport, including many years as a major partner of leading V8 Supercars team Red Bull Racing Australia and as naming rights sponsor of the iconic Caltex Chase at Mount Panorama. 

Caltex’s Executive General Manager Commercial, Bruce Rosengarten, said the iconic Australian fuel brand was proud to extend its commitment to Australian motorsport while continuing to partner with Lowndes, arguably the biggest name in the business. 

“Caltex has been by Craig’s side for almost ten years of his racing career. As a legend in the sport, and indeed Australian sporting history, we couldn’t be more excited to power him as he takes the wheel of TeamVortex,” Rosengarten said. 

“I’m really excited to have TeamVortex created around me and thrilled to have the continued support of Australia’s leading fuel supplier, Caltex, over the next two seasons,” Lowndes said. 

Triple Eight Race Engineering Team Owner Roland Dane said he was excited at the opportunity to further grow the team. 

“We’re extremely pleased to have Caltex step up for 2016 and beyond with the creation of TeamVortex. This gives us a brilliant opportunity to give Craig a platform to continue to rack up race wins including, hopefully, a few more Bathursts!” Dane said. 

“Furthermore, it allows us to build our engineering expertise here for the betterment of the entire Triple Eight organisation. This is also a great testament to the category as a whole with an organisation of the stature of Caltex choosing to increase its involvement and visibility at this time.” 

Caltex Australia, Triple Eight Race Engineering and Lowndes are looking forward to a promising 2016 season. 

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