23RD FEBRUARY: ADELAIDE 500

ROUND ONE VALIDATION: PLUS FITNESS RACING

TRACK TIMES 

QUALIFYING – PART ONE

TIME: 11:50-12:00

CONDITIONS: Sunny, warm

QUALIFIED: 15th – 1m20.6711

FASTEST: Lee Holdsworth – 1m20.4348

 

QUALIFYING – PART TWO

CONDITIONS: Sunny, warm

TIME: 12:05-12:15

FASTEST: Jamie Whincup – 1m19.8363

 

TOP TEN SHOOTOUT

TIME: 12:25-12:55

CONDITIONS: Sunny, warm

POLE POSITION: Shane van Gisbergen – 1m19.8101

 

FINAL GRID POSITION: 15th

QUALIFYING RECAP: Todd was happier with the Plus Fitness Racing Commodore in qualifying and was much more comfortable in the first part of qualifying. While missing out on the second part of qualifying there was much to be optimistic about with the general direction of the car’s setup.

 

RACE 2 / 78 LAPS

TIME: 15:20

CONDITIONS: Sunny, warm

FINISHED: Position 14th 

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin

RACE RECAP: From 15th on the grid, Todd and the BJR Plus Fitness Racing Commodore showed consistent speed to move up the leaderboard. By lap 13 he’d gained 5 spots, running in 10th – a position he held for much of the race. It looked like his first top 10 was on the cards for the team but unfortunately there was a pit stop issue that meant not enough fuel went in to car #14. This forced Todd back into the pits for a splash and dash stop that cost him that spot in the top 10. Despite dropping back to position 16, the team again showed strong late-race pace and Todd finished in 14th.

 

THE WORD FROM TODD

‘We’re in a pretty solid position at the start and I was pretty happy with the pace and the position we were holding. There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll bounce back at the Grand Prix. For our first weekend together I’m really happy and I think we’re working together as a collective group really well.’

 

NEXT UP

Australian Grand Prix

Beaurepaires Melbourne 400

12th-15th March