News // BIG IMPROVEMENTS FOR COULTHARD
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Qualifying turned into a test session for Lockwood Racing's Fabian Coulthard at Queensland Raceway today but the experimentation paid off with two top five finishes.

Coulthard qualified fifth and 11th for the two 100km races, finishing fourth in the first after a relatively uneventful 32 laps.

A few tweaks transformed the car for the final race of the weekend, however, with Coulthard carving a path up to fifth to move into fifth in the Championship points.

V8 Supercars will be back in action from 23-25 August at Team BOC's home track, Winton Motor Raceway

Fabian Coulthard
Lockwood Racing
"I qualified fifth for the first race and raced all the way to fourth! In fairness though, this track is very hard to pass on. You're always trying your best to look after the tyre but we just didn't have the pace in the end to match the guys in front of us.

"We only used one set of tyres for the second qualifying so we got shuffled down the order. That's just what happens when you don't get a second run. We were trying something for the race in qualifying so didn't have the same speed as yesterday anyway but we learnt some things and made the car better.

"We improved the car again for the second race and it showed, racing from 12th to fifth. There's no reason to be disappointed about that in such a competitive field. We got the car to somewhere we can fight and pass people."

2013 Coates Hire Ipswich 360-V8 Supercar C'ship Races 22-24
QUEENSLAND RACEWAY IPSWICH
V8 SUPERCARS ? Qualifying Race 23
01 Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Racing Australia, 1:09.0747
02 Scott McLaughlin, Fujitsu Racing GRM, +0.2417
03 James Courtney, Holden Racing Team, +0.2647
04 Chaz Mostert, Wilson Security Racing, +0.2707
05 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0.3096
06 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O FPR Ford, +0.3408
07 Will Davison, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford, +0.3434
08 Alex Davison, Jeld-wen FPR Ford, +0.3742
09 Jason Bright, Team BOC, +0.3835
10 Tim Slade, Heavy Haulage Australia Racing, +0.4109

2013 Coates Hire Ipswich 360-V8 Supercar C'ship Races 22-24
QUEENSLAND RACEWAY IPSWICH
V8 SUPERCARS ? Qualifying Race 24
01 Will Davison, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford, 1:09.0593R
02 Chaz Mostert, Wilson Security Racing, +0.0489
03 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O FPR Ford, +0.0773
04 Tim Slade, Heavy Haulage Australia Racing, +0.1197
05 Alex Davison, Jeld-wen FPR Ford, +0.1230
06 Scott McLaughlin, Fujitsu Racing GRM, +0.1483
07 James Courtney, Holden Racing Team, +0.1503
08 Mark Winterbottom, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford, +0.1641
09 Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Racing Australia, +0.2652
10 Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia, +0.2870
12 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0.3812

2013 Coates Hire Ipswich 360-V8 Supercar C'ship Races 22-24
QUEENSLAND RACEWAY IPSWICH
V8 SUPERCARS ? Race 23
01 Scott McLauglin, Fujitsu Racing GRM
02 Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Racing Australia
03 James Courtney, Holden Racing Team
04 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing
05 Jason Bright, Team BOC
06 Chaz Mostert, Wilson Security Racing
07 Alex Davison, Jeld-wen FPR Ford
08 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O FPR Ford
09 Will Davison, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford
10 Mark WInterbottom, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford

2013 Coates Hire Ipswich 360-V8 Supercar C'ship Races 22-24
QUEENSLAND RACEWAY IPSWICH
V8 SUPERCARS ? Race 24
01 Chaz Mostert, Wilson Security Racing
02 Will Davison, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford
03 Mark WInterbottom, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford
04 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O FPR Ford
05 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing
06 Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia
07 Jason Bright, Team BOC
08 Tim Slade, Heavy Haulage Australia Racing
09 Rick Kelly, Jack Daniel's Racing
10 Todd Kelly, Jack Daniel's Racing

Published: 28 July 2013.

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