Honing In On Setup

But for a tenth-of-a-second, David Wall’s day could have been very different at Sydney Olympic Park today.

That is what separated the Wilson Security Racing driver in 15th on the grid from the Top Ten in qualifying and put him second in line for a pit stop when the safety car was called on lap 11.

Queuing in pit lane saw him fall to the back of the grid and he spent the rest of the day playing catch-up to finish 16th.

Qualifying for the last race of the season will begin tomorrow at 12.40.

 

David Wall
Wilson Security Racing

“Qualifying was OK. The last sector was our biggest weakness compared to Fabian Coulthard’s data. Up until Turn Nine I was a tenth behind Fabs but in the last sector we were struggling with driveability so the guys are working on that now.

“That little bit could have got us into the top ten and would have changed our whole day a bit. As it was we had to stack in the pits when the first safety car came out, which put us right at the back of the train and it’s a hard track to pass on here.

“I had a long brake pedal from lap three so every corner was three pumps on the brakes. That was the biggest issue I had to deal with.”

 

Sydney NRMA Motoring & Services 500-V8 Supercars-Races 35&36
SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK STREET CIRCUIT
V8 SUPERCARS - Top Ten Shootout

01 Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Racing Australia, 1:28.8137

02 Mark Winterbottom, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford, +0.1733

03 Shane Van Gisbergen, TEKNO Team VIP Petfoods, +0.3329

04 Jonathon Webb, TEKNO Team Darrell Lea, +0.8123

05 Jason Bright, Team BOC+0.8324

06 Will Davison, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford, +0.8840

07 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0.9846

08 Tony D'Alberto, Team HIFLEX, +1.0648

09 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O FPR Ford, +1.5741

10 Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia, +3.0073

15 David Wall, Wilson Security Racing, +0.8896 (off provisional pole)


Sydney NRMA Motoring & Services 500-V8 Supercars-Races 35&36
SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK STREET CIRCUIT

V8 SUPERCARS – Race 35

01 Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Racing Australia

02 Jonathon Webb, TEKNO Team Darrell Lea

03 Shane Van Gisbergen, TEKNO Team VIP Petfoods

04 Jason Bright, Team BOC

05 Will Davison, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford

06 Tony D'Alberto, Team HIFLEX

07 Michael Caruso, Norton Hornet

08 Tim Slade, Heavy Haulage Australia Racing

09 Rick Kelly, Jack Daniel's Racing

10 Todd Kelly, Jack Daniel's Racing

16 David Wall, Wilson Security Racing

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