ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Craig Lowndes driver of the #888 TeamVortex Holden Commodore VF poses during a portrait session during the 2017 Supercars media day on February 8, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Craig Lowndes didn’t have the easiest of weekends at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne almost two weeks ago where the Supercar series acted as a support event for the 2017 season opening Formula One Grand Prix.

The Team Vortex driver struggled a lot on his Dunlop rubber, especially toward the back end of the four races contested and failed to finish even one of the events near the front of the field.

Now, as the teams head to Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania, the cheerful V8 veteran is remaining positive and making it his mission to stand on the podium at the end of the weekend.

“Symmons Plains is one of two tracks that we lap under a minute, so it is really important to get every corner correct,” Lowndsey said. “I am looking forward to getting down there, we had a good run there last year and the car is currently working really well."

"To get good pace on the circuit is all about braking well, especially getting in and out of turn four. But, you never know, the way the competition is at the moment, it’s fit and fast. It is all about pace here, which is something we have been lacking a bit compared to others, so I am hoping to grab a step on the podium again this year."