CONDITIONS: Overcast, windy
FINISHED: 19th - 1:49.6761
FASTEST: Shane van Gisbergen - 1:48.1215
CONDITIONS: Wet, windy
FINISHED: 23rd - 1:51.1817
FASTEST: Fabian Coulthard - 1:48.3432
QUALIFYING – RACE 25
CONDITIONS: Drying, windy
FINISHED: 16th - 1:48.6907
FASTEST: Chaz Mostert - 1:47.9688
CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy, dry
WINNER: Fabian Coulthard
From tropical Townsville to the outskirts of Adelaide, it’s time for another action packed double-header, this time at the fast, flowing, Tailem Bend International Circuit. It was a tough qualifying for Todd in the TRG Transport Supercar, the team finding a balanced setup difficult to achieve in drying conditions, leaving the team with some work to do in the race.
Thankfully it was a clean start for car #14 from p17 and Todd settled into p16 in the early phase of the race. With just five sets of soft rubber to use across the weekend, tyres were always going to be a major factor and it soon turned out to be the case, with a blistered rear causing serious handling issues for car #14.
Into the pits on lap 11, the TRG Transport Commodore got some new rubber and was out in p24. Unfortunately it was apparent that tyre degradation was rearing its head again soon after - as it was for many of the cars in the field - and Todd nursed #14 home, crossing the line in 24th.
THE WORD FROM TODD
“We had a tough day unfortunately, things just didn’t go my way. I felt like I had a good car but just wasn’t able to show it today at all. I struggled in quali with not putting a lap together so started midfield for the race. Then we had substantial rear tyre damage in the race which resulted in a longer pit top and then an extra stop to put more rear tyres on.
A tough one to swallow as I know the car is good. We’ll re-group and go again tomorrow with what we’ve learned from today.”
SUNDY 20TH SEPTEMBER
09:20-09:30 ACST (09:50-10:00 AEST) | Qualifying – Race 26
09:40-09:50 ACST (10:10-10:20 AEST) | Qualifying – Race 27
11:55 ACST (12:25 AEST) |Race 26 / 24 Laps
14:10 ACST (14:40 AEST) | Race 27 / 24 Laps