22ND FEBRUARY: ADELAIDE 500

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: X-CONVENIENCE MOBIL RACING

TRACK TIMES 

QUALIFYING

TIME: 12:10-12:20

CONDITIONS: Sunny, mild

QUALIFIED: 6th – 1m20.3369

FASTEST: Shane van Gisbergen – 1m19.4462

 

TOP TEN SHOOTOUT

TIME: 12:30-13:00

CONDITIONS: Sunny, warm

SHOOTOUT RESULT: 10th – 1m20.3028

POLE POSITION: Jamie Whincup – 1m19.4793

QUALIFYING RECAP: It was clear early on that the changes made to car #8 had worked well, Nick showing consistent pace throughout the two-part qualifying to decide the order for the top 10 shootout. Nick sailed through part one before joining the fastest 10 drivers from yesterday’s first practice for the critical second part of qualifying. Nick left it right to the end before nailing his lap to secure a coveted spot in the top 10 shootout. Nick’s shootout lap was mistake-free as he guided the BJR Commodore to a 10th place starting position.

 

RACE 1 / 78 LAPS

TIME: 16:20

CONDITIONS: Sunny, warm

FINISHED: 22nd

WINNER: Jamie Whincup

RECAP: It was a race that held plenty of promise but unfortunately all hope of a good result was dashed on lap one with a steering problem that forced Nick into the pits for repair. He was back out again on lap 9 and completed most of the race before the issue resurfaced and he was forced in again. The team managed to fix the problem and the X-Convenience Mobil Racing Commodore finished the race in an unrepresentative 23rd. A disappointing result for the team but there’s plenty to look forward to tomorrow after Nick’s strong qualifying pace earlier in the day.

 

THE WORD FROM NICK

‘I felt something strange on the warmup lap and then on lap one the car just went straight on. It’s really disappointing to effectively finish the race so early but we learnt a lot and I’m confident that the boys can fix the issue for tomorrow’

 

COMING UP  

SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

11:50-12:00 ACDT – Qualifying – Part 1 – Race 2

12:05-12:15 ACDT – Qualifying – Part 2 – Race 2

12:25-12:55 ACDT – Top Ten Shootout – Race 2

15:20-17:18 ACDT – Race 2 / 78 Laps