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TODAYS TIMES

Qualifying

Qualified: 12th – 1:11.1643

Provisional Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:10.3701

Top Ten Shootout

Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen

Race 22 – 300kms / 102 Laps

Finished: 23rd

Winner: Scott McLaughlin & Alex Premat

 

THE WORD FROM TIM

It was a fiery start to the day for Freightliner Racing, an oil line came loose on the engine, spraying oil onto the exhaust which caused a fire in the engine bay. Tim was able to bring the Freightliner Racing Commodore back to the pits and make a safe and swift exit as the team and fire crews extinguished the #14 Commodore. The team worked quickly to replace the engine and any damaged wiring from the fire. Tim was on a good lap at the time, which would have bolstered him from 12th to inside the shootout but it wasn’t meant to be. Andre got a great start to the race and moved up inside the top ten quickly, but on lap 5 he was spun by Dean Fiore in the #23 Nissan, turning him backwards into the wall. Andre had to pit for extensive repairs, the crew only able to send him back out a number of laps down the order. Tim finally crossed the line in position 23.

Again, and again the Freightliner Racing team rise to the challenges thrown their way, and another quick turnaround is on the cards with the cars going to New Zealand for the penultimate round of the championship in less than two weeks time.

 

THE WORD FROM ANDRE

Andre “I got a great start to the race today, and felt like I was getting into a comfortable groove when I was hit. I was keeping my usual line going into the corner when I got this huge whack. I’m not sure if Dean had locked the brakes or not, but it was a pretty big hit.”

“I’m just really disappointed for the guys after all awesome result we had yesterday and seeing the efforts they put in this morning. We could have brought home a top ten which would have been really cool.”

 

COMING UP

Round 13 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

ITM Auckland SuperSprint

Pukekohe Raceway

3–5 November 2017

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1 – Jamie Whincup - 2580

2 – Fabian Coulthard - 2563

3 – Scott McLaughlin - 2553

4 – Chaz Mostert - 2454

5 – Shane Van Gisbergen - 2391

13 - Tim Slade - 1446

 

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Published: 22 October 2017.

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