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TODAYS TIMES

Qualifying

Qualified: 4th – 58.8794s // Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 58.3971s

Race Four (200kms / 84 Laps)

Finished: 8th // Winner: Fabian Coulthard

 

THE WORD FROM TIM

After yesterday’s carnage at Symmons Plains, a huge effort was put in by the team at Freightliner Racing to get Tim Slades’ car repaired for today’s final day of racing. Not all teams were as lucky, with 4 of the 11 cars unable to compete today. Rain set in for the day at Symmons Plains, yet Tim was confident the car would perform in the trying conditions. That it did and he qualified in 4th, putting him on the second row for the start of today’s 200km race. The race was filled with safety cars due to a number of off track excursions by drivers; even though the rain had eased, if a driver found themselves just off that dry racing line, havoc followed! The race was shortened because of this, and Tim finished in 8th position.

 

Tim “I had confidence in our car this weekend, especially in the rain. I was happy to be racing in the rain and it was great to qualify where we did. The engineers made some really good calls with the car and tyres/tyre pressures to suit the track. It was an awesome job by the whole crew to piece the car back together and it was good to get a nice result for them today.”

“We started the race in the wet, and struggled a little in the first stint, I think where we finished was where we were with our dry pace. We didn’t have the ultimate dry race pace so we were there, but couldn’t push further forward. As always we learned a few new things with the car and looking forward to the Island in a couple of weeks.”

 

COMING UP

Round 3 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint

21-23 April 2017

Phillip Island, Victoria

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1 – Shane Van Gisbergen - 384

2 – Fabian Coulthard - 364

3 – Jamie Whincup - 333

4 – Scott McLaughlin - 330

5 – Cameron Waters - 309

9 – Tim Slade - 249

 

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Published: 09 April 2017.

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