Team BOC Mixes it up at Eastern Creek

FPR and Triple Eight have dominated this year’s V8 Supercar Championship but Team BOC’s Jason Bright added a new flavour to the mix in qualifying today.

Bright started third for this afternoon’s 56-lap race, right in the middle of the two powerhouses, but could not capitalise during the race thanks to wheel-spin off the startline.

He recovered to finish eighth but could not hide his disappointment, saying the team’s pace was worth fourth-place at worst.

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

Jason Bright
Team BOC
“It was a very good lap in qualifying but, once I got to a decent point, I didn’t want to throw away a top-five start so I didn’t wring the car’s neck for the last corner.

“We had that pace a couple of rounds ago and it slipped away from us. Eastern Creek is certainly the closest style circuit to Perth and Phillip Island so we can’t get too carried away but we’ve definitely learned something this weekend. There are some things in the car that we need to take to the tighter tracks and make work.

“I got wheel-spin off the start and bogged the car trying to control it. Then it was just a disaster. I got mauled at Turn Two because you’re on the defence not the attack. The first couple of corners were a disaster. It’s a real shame because I still believe we had the pace to finish fourth at worst and we didn’t get to show it because of the bad start.”

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

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

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