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TODAYS TIMES

Practice Three

Nick: 5th – 1m20.2034s

Macauley: 27th – 1m21.2199s

Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1m19.5923s

Qualifying

Nick: 6th – 1m19.8698s

Macauley: 20th – 1m20.1864s

Pole Position: Scott McLaughin – 1m19.3807s

Race Nine – 40 Laps/120kms

Nick: 10t

Macauley: 20th

Winner: Scott McLaughlin

 

THE WORD FROM – NICK PERCAT & MACAULEY JONES

It was a tough battle at Winton Motor Raceway today, plenty of battle packs throughout the field and a lot of paint swapped between the drivers. Nick and Macauley impressed in qualifying with Nick starting from P6 and Macauley in P20 in his first ever solo Supercars qualifying session. Nick was having issues with the rear of his car during the race, making Nick work extremely hard for the 120 kilometres. By the end of the race a number of drivers were pushing to catch Nick and claim a top ten position but he was able to hold position to claim 10th.  Macauley did a great job to stay out of the on track incidents, his pit stops were slick and he brought the DrillPro Commodore home in 20th position. A great effort by the wild card entry!

 

NICK “I got a great start to the race, but the rear of the car was out of control. Even at a slow speed I thought I was going to spin at times. No matter where we put the roll bars it was giving me a lot of understeer, I thought something was broken. It was action packed trying to hold onto it!”

“I saw the replay of the Courtney incident, he was into the rear bar quite aggressively, but its good racing and he re-addressed when he hit me too hard there at one point. We were side by side, I was getting run off the road left and as he’s coming across me it’s fired him across the road in front of me. It’s awkward down there, that part of the track gets narrow, you kind of that to swing right, then left and turn in. After the day we had I’m pretty happy to bring the Freightliner Racing Commodore home in 10th.

 

MACAULEY “I was really happy with our qualifying effort of 20th today. The car was really good and the preparation from the team was awesome. It was an exciting race and great for me to get a lot of laps in. I had a great start and the opening laps was cool rubbing panels with the experienced guys.”

“The longer stints were great, it’s something you don’t get to experience this amount of laps in the Super2 series races. You really learn about managing your tyres and how critical that is during a race. We’ll look at the data with the other BJR guys tonight and see what improvements we can make for tomorrow. It was a huge learning day for me and if we can have another result like today I’ll be beyond happy.”

 

COMING UP

Sunday 21st May

11:00-11:20 – Qualifying

13:45-15:35 - Race Ten – 67 Laps/200kms

 

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Published: 20 May 2017.

#8 Nick Percat

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