News // QUALIFYING COMEBACK
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TODAYS TIMES

Practice Four

Position: 5th – 55.3442s

Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 55.2686s

 

Qualifying Part One

Position: N/A

Qualifying Part Two

Position: 8th

Qualifying Part Three

Position: 7th – 55.3793s

Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 54.9054s

 

Race 12 – 200kms/83 Laps

Finished: 7th

Winner: Scott McLaughlin

 

THE WORD FROM NICK

Nick got the qualifying comeback he wanted today, the 5th place practice finish boosting him into the second qualifying session; ultimately battling it out with the top ten to score a starting position of 7th for todays 200km race at Barbagallo Raceway. Nick had some good battles in the race, with the focus on tyres and a 3 or 4 pit stop strategy today. Nick crossed the line in 7th, which is his highest place finish at the Perth circuit and making it his best overall weekend at the Perth circuit.

 

NICK

 “I was happy with our qualifying efforts, the Coregas Racing Commodore really turned on this morning and its exactly what I’d been looking for.”

“I think we need to look back at the race strategy today, we lost a fair amount of track time to Lowndes and Courtney who I was battling with early in the race. We should have been up there with them at the end, so we’ve missed something along the way.”

“Overall we didn’t lose anything today but I just feel like the car had more in it, so it would have been good to get in the top 5 today as I really think that’s where we had the potential to be.”

“We now head to the teams’ home track, Winton. It’s been a happy hunting ground there, and suits our cars, so we’re looking forward to seeing what we can do there in a couple of weeks’ time.”

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1 – Scott McLaughlin - 1247

2 – Shane Van Gisbergen - 1089

3 – David Reynolds - 1079

4 – Craig Lowndes – 1053

5 – Jamie Whincup - 979

11 – Nick Percat - 778

 

COMING UP

Round 6 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Winton SuperSprint – BJR’s home track!

18 – 20 May

Winton Motor Raceway, Victoria

Published: 06 May 2018.

#8 Nick Percat

Brad Jones Racing

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