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Craig Lowndes headlines charity-backed Bathurst 12 Hour bid

Craig Lowndes will headline a team formed with the sole purpose of raising funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) at the 2022 LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.

Lowndes, a two-time winner of the race, will be joined by Alex Davison, Geoff Emery and Scott Taylor, aboard a Scott Taylor Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car at the May 13-15 event.

The car will field a livery entirely dedicated to PCFA, which will also be the official charity partner of the event for the first time. The Prostate Cancer Foundation Porsche will be supported by experienced Porsche squad, Ashley Seward Motorsport.

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Around 18,000 Australian men are diagnosed each year with prostate cancer, and over 3,300 will die from the disease. Fundraising on the day will include donation points at the event, and at the town-to-track activation on the Thursday prior to the race.

Donations can also be made via online portals on the Bathurst 12 Hour and Supercars websites, as well as directly to the PCFA.

Lowndes has won the 12-Hour on two occasions and the Repco Bathurst 1000 seven times and remains one of Australian Motorsport’s most popular figures. Thanks to a strong family history of prostate cancer, Lowndes has long been a supporter of the Foundation.

“It can be a taboo subject for many men and it is important to talk about it and go and get checked,” Lowndes said. “Hopefully what we are doing this year will encourage people to go and do just that.”

Alex Davison is a former Porsche factory driver, a Carrera Cup Australia champion and has 17 starts in the Bathurst 1000 to his credit. Davison’s family has also been affected by Prostate cancer with his well-known father, Richard, also having battled the illness.

Geoff Emery is a multiple national circuit racing champion and last year finished runner up in the Pro-Am class of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, while Taylor is an experienced GT racer, Carrera Cup competitor and team owner.

The LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports and the Seven Network next weekend (May 13-15).

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