Great Start But Nowhere To Go

Turn Two was a concertina at Sydney Motorsport Park today, catching Wilson Security Racing’s David Wall unawares as he busily capitalised on a great start.

Wall, who had started 20th, was up into the top 15 when the field contracted sharply on the first lap leaving him with nowhere to go.

The resulting contact saw him in and out of the pits for the entire 56-lap race, which he finished 28th, a lap down.

The Season of Endurance gets underway at the next V8 Supercar round at Sandown Motor Raceway from September 14-16.

David Wall
Wilson Security Racing

“I had a really good start but the field compressed in the middle of Turn One. I jumped on the brake to avoid the back of Steven Johnson and it sent me to the right, which is where Tim Slade was. I ended up cutting a tyre, which started deflating, and I had to pit.

“After that we just didn’t put any decent tyres on and limped home, which is a shame because I think our strategy would have played out pretty well for us having watched how the race panned out, but it was not to be.

“In qualifying I did my soft lap early and sacrificed the advantage of waiting until the track rubbers up. We were hoping the guys that came out later wouldn’t get as clear a lap as I did whilst everyone was in the pits. My lap was pretty good and we were good for a high 1m29s, which would have put us around the top 14, but the front tyre pressures went up and that’s the difference between 20th and 14th.”

Sydney Motorsport Park 360 – V8 Supercar C’ship Races 18&19
SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK
V8 SUPERCARS – Qualifying Race 19

01 Craig Lowndes, TeamVodafone, 1:29.2493R

02 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone, +0.1328

03 Jason Bright, Team BOC, +0.1568

04 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, +0.3341

05 Will Davison, Trading Post FPR Ford, +0.3547

06 Michael Caruso, Fujitsu Racing, +0.4494

07 Garth Tander, Holden Racing Team, +0.5355

08 Russell Ingall, Supercheap Auto Racing, +0.5502

09 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O Racing Team, +0.5885

10 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0.5926

20 David Wall, Wilson Security Racing, +0.9744

Sydney Motorsport Park 360 – V8 Supercar C’ship Races 18&19
SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK
V8 SUPERCARS – Race 19

01 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone

02 Craig Lowndes, TeamVodafone

03 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford

04 Russell Ingall, Supercheap Auto Racing

05 Will Davison, Trading Post FPR Ford

06 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing

07 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O Racing Team

08 Jason Bright, Team BOC

09 Garth Tander, Holden Racing Team

10 James Courtney, Holden Racing Team

28 David Wall, Wilson Security Racing

V8 Supercars, WSR, Wilson Security Racing, Holden, 21, 2012, David Wall, Eastern Creek, SMP, Sydney
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