Qualified: 4th – 1:19.5698s // Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:19.4625s
Top Ten Shootout
Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin
Race Two – 250kms/78 Laps
Finished: 5th // Winner: Scott McLaughlin
THE RECAP & WORD FROM NICK
Nick was fastest of the Holdens in this morning’s qualifying session, putting the National Pharmacies Supercar in 4th and landing himself in the second top ten shootout for the year. The top ten shootout shuffled the order yet again, which would see Nick start out of 6th spot for the 250km street race.
Nick was constantly running in the front group of cars today, enjoying a few on track battles along the way. The National Pharmacies Supercar was one of few cars that only completed two stops today, the timing of their stops saw them avoid the pit lane chaos that was seen during the one and only safety car period. Nick completed his final pit stop on lap 43, before racing flat-out to the chequered flag and bringing the National Pharmacies Supercar home in 5th.
It was a great result for the Brad Jones Racing team overall, with the south aussie duo of Tim Slade and Nick Percat rounding out the top 5 on their home turf. Next up, we return to Melbourne for the Formula One Grand Prix event, where Nick scored two podium finishes last year.
“It’s been a nice start to the 2019 championship. I’ve got the National Pharmacies Supercar into both shootouts, finished inside the top ten for both races and sit 5th in the championship after round one. To have Tim finish in the top five today as well was pretty cool for the Brad Jones Racing team as a whole, hopefully it’s a sign of good things to come this season.”
1 – Scott McLaughlin - 300
2 – Shane Van Gisbergen - 258
3 – Jamie Whincup - 234
4 – Will Davison - 210
5 – Nick Percat – 207
Round 2 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
The Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 (& Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix)
Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
14-17 March 2019
Published: 03 March 2019.