26TH SEPTEMBER: TAILEM BEND 2.0

TOUGH DAY FOR TODD AT TAILEM

PRACTICE ONE 

TIME: 9:35-10:05

CONDITIONS: Cold, windy

FINISHED: 14th - 1:16.1754

FASTEST: James Courtney - 1:15.4821

 

PRACTICE TWO 

TIME: 11:00-11:30

CONDITIONS: Cold, wind

FINISHED: 9th - 1:15.5991

FASTEST: Scott McLaughlin - 1:15.2014

 

QUALIFYING – RACE 28

TIME: 13:25

CONDITIONS: Sunny, cold, windy

FINISHED: 18th - 1:16.1918

FASTEST: Scott McLaughlin - 1:15.1994

 

RACE 28 / 32 LAPS

TIME: 16:10 

CONDITIONS: Cold, windy

FINISHED: 19th 

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin


RECAP 

A new challenge for Todd and the TRG Transport team, with the use of the shorter ‘west’ circuit this weekend. The TRG Transport Supercar suffered from a lack of rear grip in qualifying - something a lot of cars were also fighting with - and a few drops of rain made things even more difficult, Todd qualifying 18th for the first race of the weekend. Five sets of soft tyres available again but with the shorter circuit and valuable intel from last weekend, the blistering rear tyre issue wasn’t expected to rear its head today. 

Lap one and Todd was in the thick of the action, jumping two positions in the classic Supercars opening lap rough and tumble! A scuffle for car #14 on lap five with Rick Kelly and Todd fighting over the same piece of road - Kelly spinning and Todd continuing in p15. As others pitted the TRG Transport Commodore rose through the field but a small off cost car #14 some valuable time, Todd eventually pitting on lap 18 from p5 for four fresh tyres and back out into the race, crossing the line in p19.

 

THE WORD FROM TODD

“The move was on with Rick for sure but I tell you what I’m really dirty at - my off a few laps later! It was the world’s slowest spin. I just locked it up, a young bloke trying a bit too hard! The car definitely has pace and that’s why we were disappointed in qualifying. Saturdays don’t seem to be our thing at the moment so hopefully we’ll tune it up and get it ready for qualifying tomorrow!” 

 

COMING UP

SUNDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

09:10-09:20 ACST (09:40-09:50 AEST) | Qualifying – Race 29

09:30-09:40 ACST (10:00-10:10 AEST) | Qualifying – Race 30

11:50 ACST (12:20 AEST) |Race 29 / 32 Laps

14:20 ACST (14:50 AEST) | Race 30 / 32 Laps