Motor Sports

Lowndes on track at home and for team

Jarrod Sierocki

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Craig and Lara Lowndes with their dog Lola at their Brisbane home.

CRAIG and Lara Lowndes share an unusual and unlikely passion – jigsaw puzzles.

The most famous face in Australian motorsport and his wife of just over 18 months like nothing more than to tuck into a brain-teasing assembly job like the one that’s spread over the dining room table at their Brisbane home when I come to visit.

It’s not what you would expect in a sport where many of its stars like to live in the cosseted and isolated gated communities of the Gold Coast, partying and playing the minor-league celebrity game.

The Lowndes’ have a three-acre spread in the inner north of Brisbane that’s a piece of country in the city, complete with an old-fashioned veggie garden, a shed or two for boy’s toys, and their precious little rescue dog – a Jack Russell-Pug cross – called Lola.

“It’s pr…

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