18TH JULY: MAXIMISING DAY

SYDNEY SUPERSPRINT

TRACK TIMES 

PRACTICE ONE 

TIME: 11:45-12:15

CONDITIONS: Sunny

FINISHED: Position 11th - 1m29.7032

FASTEST: Scott McLaughlin - 1m28.98

 

PRACTICE TWO 

TIME: 13:30-14:00

CONDITIONS: Sunny

FINISHED: Position 18th - 1m29.8665

FASTEST: Shane Van Gisbergen   - 1m28.65

 

QUALIFYING PART ONE – RACE  10 

TIME: 15:10-15:20

CONDITIONS: Dry

FINISHED: Position 13th - 1m30.23

FASTEST: Anton De Pascale - 1m28.80

 

QUALIFYING PART TWO – RACE 10

TIME: 15:25-15:35

CONDITIONS: Dry

FINISHED: Position 2nd - 1m28.47

FASTEST: Fabian Coulthard - 1m28.46

 

TOP FIFTEEN SHOOTOUT – RACE 10

TIME: 15:45-16:25

CONDITIONS: Dry

SHOOTOUT RESULT: Position 11th - 1m29.0100

POLE POSITION: Scott McLaughlin -1m27.7428

 

RACE 10 / 32 LAPS

TIME: 18:25

CONDITIONS: Dry

FINISHED: Position 9th 

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin

 

RECAP: Fans back on track and Supercars racing under lights, it was a sensational sight to see. Strategy and tyre choice are key here at SMP as it’s an extremely harsh track on tyre degradation. 

 

Nick started on 4 hard scrub (used) tyres, although only being used for a couple of laps previously, meant they still had good life in them. Starting from P11, Nick got a great start, clear of any danger and showed strong speed throughout the first half of the race, sitting comfortably in P2.

 

Nick took his one compulsory pit stop on lap 22 and took on another 4 hard scrub tyres. It was another smooth stop, bringing Nick out behind Mark Winterbottom who he quickly disposed of with the fresher rubber, moving up to P10. Nick crossed the chequered flag in P9, a great drive, getting the best out of the tyres and the car. 

 

THE WORD FROM NICK

“The changes we made on the car prior to the race were great, we had a few niggles this morning, but the car was feeling much better tonight. I don’t think we could have maximised it any better. All in all, a great job and I’m happy with the result. A lot of fun racing under lights too and having fans back to enjoy the race.”

 

COMING UP  

SUNDAY 18TH JULY

10:45-10:55 | Qualifying – Race 11

11:05-11:15 | Qualifying – Race 12  

11:35-11:50 | Dunlop Super2 & Super3, Qualifying Race 2

12:25 |Race 11 / 32 Laps

13:45 | Dunlop Super2 & Super3, Race 2 / 18 Laps 

14:50 | Race 12 / 32 Laps