SAFETY CAR SLIP RUINS WALL’S DAY

Making the decision to pit under safety car is one of the highest pressure situations in V8 Supercars as Wilson Security Racing found out today at Sydney Olympic Park.

When the safety car was deployed on lap 32 David Wall was one of the first to pit but, as he idled in pit lane, his competitors were powering around the lap to catch the safety car at pit exit.

That meant Wall went a lap down, which effectively ended his race. He continued to finish 22nd.

V8 Supercars will be back on track for the official test at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday February 15th.

 

David Wall
Wilson Security Racing

“Qualifying was OK but we didn’t really have the balance we had yesterday. 15th was about our money if we got the lap together so I’m not too disappointed with 18th.

“I made another good start, passing a couple off the line, but D’Alberto was blocking the track in front of me and I was on the wrong side to avoid it. That put us back a little bit but I knew it was a fairly long race so I was just trying to keep out of trouble.

“What really hurt us was pitting too early. We pitted under safety car but we should have caught the safety car first. All the others raced around whilst I was in the pits and I ended up going a lap down. It really shouldn’t have happened. We were trying to avoid stacking but that would have been preferable to going a lap down.

“The guys we had been racing before that ended up around 11th so we gave away a reasonable result and, with that, our top 20 in the championship, which is probably the worst part.”

 

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

V8 SUPERCARS – Qualifying, Race 36

01 Shane Van Gisbergen, TEKNO Team VIP Petfoods, 1:27.9956

02 Jason Bright, Team BOC, +0.0615

03 Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Racing Australia, +0.1762

04 Mark Winterbottom, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford, +0.2986

05 Will Davison, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford, +0.4036

06 Scott McLaughlin, Fujitsu Racing GRM, +0.4342

07 Jonathon Webb, TEKNO Team Darrell Lea, +0.4795

08 Tony D'Alberto, Team HIFLEX, +0.5648

09 Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia, +0.5748

10 Alex Davison, Jeld-wen FPR Ford, +0.6165

18 David Wall, Wilson Security Racing, +0.9571

 

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

01 Shane Van Gisbergen, TEKNO Team VIP Petfoods

02 Jason Bright, Team BOC

03 Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Racing Australia

04 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O FPR Ford

05 Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia

06 Mark Winterbottom, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford

07 Will Davison, Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford

08 Alex Davison, Jeld-wen FPR Ford

09 Chaz Mostert, Wilson Security Racing

10 Russell Ingall, Supercheap Auto Racing

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