DJR Sign off 2013 with Solid Result
The 2013 V8 Supercars Championship finished its mammoth 10 month season with another gripping race in the final leg of the Sydney NRMA Motoring and Services 500.
Wilson Security Racing / DJR once again delivered a Top 10 result with Chaz Mostert finishing in a hard fought 9th place.
Qualifying delivered better results for Race 36, however both drivers said they felt their respective cars were far better race distance cars than single lap qualifiers. The 74 lap race would support this as Mostert and team mate Tim Blanchard moved steadily up the field from the word go. Once again DJR had planned a great strategy and both cars were challenging for Top 10 by mid race distance.
Safety Cars always play a role at the tight and unforgiving Sydney Olympic Park track. Both cars benefited from Pit Stops when the Safety Car was called for. As the final stops took place for Blanchard on Lap 46 and Mostert on Lap 47, track position became critical and both Wilson Security Racing Falcons were beautifully positioned for the final 20 laps.
For Blanchard however, his weekend would come to a shuddering halt as he had brake failure on the fast Pit Straight and hit the back of an unsuspecting Dean Fiore at unabated speed, and then ran down the escape road into the tyre barrier. It was a frightening moment for Tim who emerged unscathed but bitterly disappointed that a great result had eluded him.
Mostert meanwhile was in the thick of a huge battle with Will Davison, his brother Alex, and Winterbottom. He also had a fired up Ingall behind him. With another gritty drive, Chaz crossed the line to grab yet another Top 10 result.
Chaz Mostert finished in 17th place overall and Tim Blanchard finished in 26th spot in the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship.
#12 – Wilson Security Falcon – Chaz Mostert
“It was great to finish the season with another Top 10 for the boys at DJR. It has been a great year with some very good results. Today was a tough race but the strategy was good and we had a fast race car. I was in the Top 10 and running with the main pack in front of me but just couldn’t squeeze enough out of it in the final laps.”
#17 – Wilson Security Falcon – Tim Blanchard
“It hasn’t been the greatest of weekends for us. The race pace today was good, the Pit Stop strategy was good and we were knocking on the door of a Top 10 finish. I had a brake failure going into Turn 1. The pedal went straight to the floor with no warning. We were on our way to the flag when it happened so it was a very disappointing conclusion. I was looking forward to finishing the year on a high for the DJR boys but it wasn’t to be.”