Chaz Delivers a Top Ten Result for DJR

Chaz Delivers a Top Ten Result for DJR

The Sky City Triple Crown in Darwin exploded into action today with the 60/60 Sprint format delivering action a plenty under the hot NT sun. Qualifying did not deliver the results both Wilson Security drivers were hoping for, but there was a clear belief that the DJR Falcons would be good over the race distance. Chaz Mostert lined up in 19th and teammate Tim Blanchard started in 25th. The first leg of the 2 x 21 lap races was only a pre cursor to the action that race two would deliver. Chaz & Tim made progress in the race with both cars showing good race pace speed. Mostert made it up to 17th at the 'half time' break but Blanchard was overtaken in the final laps by Moffat's Nissan and Holdsworth's Merc to finish in 26th. Tim's car was locking brakes in to the Turn 6 hairpin and made him vulnerable in the final portion of the lap during the closing stages. Chaz was also struggling with tyre pressures higher than the Wilson Security Team had envisaged. The second leg was run under the rolling start format and most pundits believed that turn one would be where the problems would occur. Proving them wrong the field held out until the hairpin at turn six before all hell broke loose. FPR driver Will Davison was hit by Tander who had been hit by Lowndes and the following cars were banging and crashing their way through. Chaz managed to scramble though, but Tim was clouted by one of the Erebus Mercedes' and in turn hit Moffat's Nissan instantly breaking the steering of the #17 Falcon. Mostert pressed on at the restart and made a sensational run up the field. Bursting into the top 10 as the Safety Car peeled off, the young #12 Wilson Security Falcon pilot made his way to a career best seventh place and DJR's best result of 2013.   #12 Chaz Mostert - Wilson Security Falcon  "In the first leg, everyone was pretty sensible and we did make some ground. Our tyre pressures ended up a bit high so the last five laps were sort of in survival mode. In the second leg I had a good double file restart and made up a bit down into turn one. I think the drivers themselves made the carnage at Turn 6, not the double file restart. There were just too many guys trying to make up spots on the first lap. It starts at the front and obviously comes right back down the field. After that I did a bit of a 'Bradbury' and jumped up a heap of spots. We made up a few more with some drivers being a bit feisty and brought the Wilson Security Falcon home in seventh. I was happy for all the DJR guys to give them a solid Top 10." #17 Tim Blanchard - Wilson Security Falcon "Well, a tough day ending up with a DNF. In the second leg, I thought the restart was OK, and I actually made some spots by running down wider into turn one. Everyone went wild at the hairpin and I was stuck in the middle of a three or four car sandwich. The banging from both sides broke the steering so it was game over on the spot. In the first leg the car had a front end problem so it was frustrating to give back the spots we had made up. For Sunday we will have to make some big decisions on set up as we really have not done enough race miles. Hopefully we can get back in the mix."
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TWO STEPS FORWARD, THREE BACK FOR WALL

TWO STEPS FORWARD, THREE BACK FOR WALL

Start line incidents compromised David Wall's race at Darwin today, with the Wilson Security Racing driver ending up 19th after 42 laps.
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Hot Slippery Conditions Greet DJR

Hot Slippery Conditions Greet DJR

The 2013 V8 Supercars Championship has moved from Texas to the top end of Australia for the Sky City Triple Crown in Darwin. Practice today was held in preparation for three races at Hidden Valley Raceway over the weekend. With a two-week break since the last round in Texas, DJR / Wilson Security Racing has been working hard at their Queensland base to further develop the two FG Falcons, in particular looking for more weight savings in the new for 2013 V8 Supercars. With temperatures reaching 32C, drivers were faced with oppressive conditions and a track with little grip as the cars rolled out for their four practice sessions. The day became a story of tyres with DJR running all sessions on 'used' Dunlop rubber, while many drivers elected to run one set of brand new tyres dramatically changing the overall times. Both Wilson Security drivers were encouraged by the progress in each session, although the time sheets saw both cars towards the rear of the field. It was a day of working on the set up for qualifying and racing, whilst using a tyre which was well past its best performance. Mostert and Blanchard will have will have 8 soft and 12 prime Dunlop tyres to use over the weekend, and Darwin is known as one of the hardest-wearing circuits given the heat and abrasive track surface. The DJR team will face qualifying on Saturday morning before the opening race of the weekend - a 60/60 Super Sprint format which is split into halves and the second featuring the new look double file rolling restart. Two 100km, 35-lap races will be held on Sunday #12 Chaz Mostert - Wilson Security Falcon  "We were fairly tyre limited today by what we chose to run. I was surprised at just how abrasive the track was. The flooding they had here has not helped the track surface. We had our best set of practice tyres for the last session but I managed to clip the tyre barrier coming onto the main straight which bent a steering arm. I didn't get the most out of the car but tomorrow everyone will be on the same tyre so we will see where we end up." #17 Tim Blanchard - Wilson Security Falcon "We made some good progress in the final session in the #17 Wilson Security Falcon but we were on fairly worn tyres all day. I saw that some of the guys who were close to us did pop some new rubber on and bolted up the times so it does mean that we should move up. Chaz & I were close at the end of the day but the track conditions were very hard. It almost felt like you were driving on a wet track it was so slippery.'
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Work to Do at Hidden Valley

Work to Do at Hidden Valley

Everyone is suffering from over-steer at Hidden Valley Raceway this weekend according to Wilson Security Racing's David Wall.
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Young Guns Spearhead DJR Endurance Attack

Young Guns Spearhead DJR Endurance Attack

DJR / Wilson Security Racing have embarked on a new look driver line up for 2013 filling all four seats with some of the best young talent in V8 Supercars. After an impressive debut for the Wilson Security backed team in Perth, Chaz Mostert will be teamed in the #12 Falcon with Dale Wood. A seasoned Dunlop Series campaigner, Wood has the most Bathurst starts of any of the four DJR drivers this year and is a perfect partner for rookie Mostert. Wood has also enjoyed support from Wilson Security in his own Dunlop Series program.
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David Wall to Drive at Rennsport

David Wall to Drive at Rennsport

In a one off appearance Wilson Security Racing V8 Supercar racer, David Wall will join Elite class driver Damien Flack at the Rennsport round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia next weekend.
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Another pair of top 15 finishes for Chaz Mostert

Another pair of top 15 finishes for Chaz Mostert

The 2013 V8 Supercars Championship has wrapped up its first venture into North America playing to a crowd of nearly 69,000 enthusiastic fans at the Austin 400.  The teams, drivers and officials have labelled the event an outstanding success, well in front of any other major fly away event undertaken by the Australian series. The final two races were again run over 100kms each, with tyre stops defining many teams strategies. DJR / Wilson Security Racing drivers Chaz Mostert and Tim Blanchard were both hoping for a little more out of Qualifying for the final races. However after not quite getting the result they wanted, would once again prove to have competitive race distance cars underneath them.
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US PROVES LAND OF OPPORTUNITY FOR WALL

US PROVES LAND OF OPPORTUNITY FOR WALL

America has given David Wall his breakthrough V8 Supercar event according to the Wilson Security Racing Driver, who again qualified in the top ten today.
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Promising Saturday in Texas for DJR

Promising Saturday in Texas for DJR

The 2013 V8 Supercars Championship treated USA fans to their first view of the 'Down Under' style of racing today at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. An enthusiastic crowd greeted the 28 drivers and cars in the first 2 x 100km legs of the Austin 400. For the DJR / Wilson Security team it was a day of good progress in Race 1 with two strong Top 20 positions, but the same progress in Race 2 eluded them. What this has shown the team is the critical importance of race set up and even more so track position on the long Texas track. From grid positions a little further down than was expected, Chaz Mostert and Tim Blanchard made good progress in the first leg, with both drivers carving their way into the Top 20. Mostert moving up to 13th place and Tim Blanchard moving into P19. The second race however did not see the same gains, Mostert's Wilson Security Falcon clipping Todd Kelly at the Pit Entry and losing some spots while Blanchard was unable to jump the cars in front of him before the Pit Stops. Both drivers however are confident that they have a good tyre bank for Sunday and will focus now on getting the cars fit for Qualifying. #12 Chaz Mostert - Wilson Security Falcon  "After qualifying this morning we finished 19th and 17th so did not quite get the most out of it. The times were so close from where we ended up to 12th place; there was nothing in it. The first race was pretty good with a few guys going for the big dive bomb up into Turn 1 after the start. We lost a few spots but kept trucking on. The pit stop went well with the DJR boys doing a great job and we got the Wilson Security Falcon up to P13. The second race we took a different strategy but it seemed everyone else did the same. There was a bit of weaving and jostling at pit entry and I tagged the back of Todd Kelly as we ran into to the pits. It knocked us around a bit and we dropped back a few positions. The car was good though and I am hoping we can back it up with another Top 15 tomorrow."    #17 Tim Blanchard - Wilson Security Falcon "We went the wrong way in Qualifying which made our day tougher than it probably needed to be. For the races we reverted to an earlier set up and the #17 DJR Falcon was much improved, in fact its pace was quite good. In the first race we moved the Wilson Security Falcon up eight spots to get into the Top 20, so I was pleased with the pace and the cars performance. In the second race, I just was not aggressive enough in the first 10 laps and did not make up enough positions before the Pit Stops. It hurt our track position and although we got by a few it was too far into the race. Overall I think we do have a good race package but I've just got to get the Qualifying nailed to give us a better st
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