15TH AUGUST: BETEASY DARWIN TRIPLE CROWN

INNOCENT BYSTANDER

PRACTICE ONE 

TIME: 11:20 – 11:50

CONDITIONS: Sunny, hot

FINISHED: 24th – 1:08.2123

FASTEST: Chaz Mostert – 1:06.7477

 

PRACTICE TWO 

TIME: 11:50 – 12:20

CONDITIONS: Sunny, hot

FINISHED: 13th – 1:07.0367

FASTEST: Scott McLaughlin – 1:06.4792

 

QUALIFYING – RACE 13

TIME: 13:05 – 14:20

CONDITIONS: Sunny, hot

FINISHED: 12th – 1:07.5896

FASTEST: Scott McLaughlin – 1:06.8589

 

RACE 13 / 38 LAPS

TIME: 15:30 – 16:17

CONDITIONS: Sunny, hot

FINISHED: DNF – lap 1

WINNER: Anton de Pasquale

 

RECAP

After a week’s delay it was finally time to have a crack at the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown and we couldn’t be more excited! Tyres would again be the key to a successful weekend, with a mix of hards and softs available across the three races.

On used tyres Nick slotted the R&J Batteries Commodore into p12 in the top 15 shootout. Fast off the line, it was looking good until midway through lap one when Shane van Gisbergen nudged Nick off track and then hard into teammate Todd Hazelwood’s Brut Military Grade Commodore.

Sadly the damage was too great and the R&J Batteries Commodore had to be retired. A massive shame for the team but with fresh tyres and a fast car, Nick is well placed for some strong results in race 14 and 15 tomorrow. 

 

THE WORD FROM NICK

“That was a real shame what happened out there today with Shane (van Gisbergen). Obviously Todd got caught up with that too so it was a disaster. Tomorrow I have more tyres up my sleeve now, unintentionally, but hopefully that sets us up well. It’s all pretty chaotic on lap one but it would’ve been nice if Shane just lifted off the throttle and didn’t cause a car accident. Anyway, looking forward to tomorrow.”

 

COMING UP  

SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST

11:40-11:50 | Qualifying – Race 14

11:55-12:05 | Qualifying – Race 15

13:20 |Race 14 / 38 Laps

15:30 |Race 15 / 38 Laps