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Rast Set to Replace Lowndes at Bathurst 12H

Rast tabbed to replace injured Lowndes at Bathurst 12H…

Photo: Audi

Photo: Audi

Audi factory ace Rene Rast has been tabbed to replace the injured Craig Lowndes at next month’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Lowndes has been ruled out after sustaining a broken collarbone, and Rast was announced during Australian TV show Sunrise with Garth Tander, speaking on 7 Sport.

It will see Rast join the list of drivers going straight from the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where he’ll race one of the new specification Audi R8 LMS for Magnus Racing, to Bathurst and then into the Melbourne Performance Centre-run, Jamec-Pem Racing Audi R8 LMS with Tander and Steven McLaughlin.

Rast finished fifth at Bathurst in 2014, sharing an Audi R8 LMS ultra with Rahel Frey and Laurens Vanthoor.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to NBCSports.com and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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