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TODAYS TIMES

Qualifying

Position: 16th – 59.5786s // Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 58.3971s

Race Four (200kms / 84 Laps)

Finished: 11th / Winner: Fabian Coulthard

 

THE WORD FROM NICK

A stellar effort from the Brad Jones Racing team saw Nick’s car repaired at 3am Sunday morning, and ready to take on the final days racing at Tasmania. Qualifying for the 200km race was delayed with the rain and as it eased slightly, cars took to the track. Nick was in the top 5 for most of the qualifying session, but with a slight change made towards the end of the session it wasn’t enough to keep Nick up the top and he qualified in 16th position. Nick had a good start to the race showing great pace. When it looked like an early safety car was going to be called the team were quick to call Nick into the pits and work their strategy to push Nick forward further. The team had Nick in a reasonable position, and with more cars making off track excursions, plenty of safety cars appeared and Nick was working his way through the field via attrition and through his speedy pace. He finished the race in 11th.

 

Nick “Our pace was really good, passed many cars, but got caught out on the wrong side of that safety car and lost a couple of track positions. At the end it was quite hard to pass. We should have finished in the top ten, however all in all it is a good result moving forward from 16th. We had great pace and didn’t get to use it enough with all the safety cars.”

“Credit to my engineers Paul and Danny, and the whole team, they did a good job. The car was super-fast, the pit stops were great and we’ve brought the car back straight which is a positive considering the last couple of events.”

 

COMING UP

Round 3 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint

21-23 April 2017

Phillip Island, Victoria

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1 – Shane Van Gisbergen - 384

2 – Fabian Coulthard - 364

3 – Jamie Whincup - 333

4 – Scott McLaughlin - 330

5 – Cameron Waters - 312

16 – Nick Percat - 168

 

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Published: 09 April 2017.

#8 Nick Percat

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