Good Results for Pye & Wall After Wild Race at GP
For the final time of the weekend, Wilson Security Racing drivers David Wall and Scott Pye lined up for the double file restart which would get them underway for the 12 lap journey.
Although David Wall had finished in P15 yesterday the grid was set on cumulative points for the weekend, so both DJR Falcons were towards the rear of the grid.
Non Championship racing meant little to the drivers in the 23 car field, already down by two from yesterday’s carnage. From the start, Wall and Pye both engaged in a good battle with Jack Perkins and Lee Holdsworth with a long freight train of cars the order of the day throughout the field.
The race was relatively calm until a Safety Car was called for a stricken Todd Kelly, with the field restarting on Lap 9. All hell broke loose at Turn 9 when Rick Kelly climbed over his stable mate Caruso in turn sending Whincup, Percat and Moffat all into the kitty litter. Scott made the most of the opportunity and climbed from 21st to 12th with some clever driving. David Wall was not so fortunate having to take to the grass but still made up 6 spots.
In the run to the flag, Pye displaced Van Gisbergen to grab 11th and Wall too found himself fighting with Van Gis but clashed at Turn 4, still coming home in 15th place.
The weekend has delivered a lot of data to the engineers of the two Wilson Security Racing / PAYCE Falcons and the team returns to Championship mode in two weeks time in Tasmania.
#16 – Scott Pye - Wilson Security Racing / DJR Falcon FG
“We finally had some good luck in that race. The car pace was quite good, but I was happy hanging at the back there and waiting to see what unfolded. The opportunity presented itself at Turn 9 and I was in a good place to dive through whilst the others were going all over the place. My engineer ‘Rowdy’ (Mark Fenning) was telling me that our race pace was as good as the guys in the top 10 so to go from 24th to 11th is a good result. I was able to sit back watch it all happen and gas it on the exit. I am pleased for the boys to get a result as they put in a lot of hard work yesterday.”
#17 – David Wall – Wilson Security Racing / DJR Falcon FG
“The race didn’t go quite to plan with the incident at Turn 9 costing me some spots. I was in front of Lee (Holdsworth) before that and he has finished in the Top 10, so a bit disappointing. We did make some big improvements however over the weekend so I am really looking forward to Symmons Plains now and getting in the points again.”