Solid Start at GP for DJR
The V8 Supercars were the stars of the show on Day 1 at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit today. Two 30 minute practice sessions was followed by a ‘late in the day’ qualifying hit out.
Both Wilson Security Racing Falcons showed great improvement in the second session with Scott Pye in P11 and David Wall just behind him in P14. The DJR crew had worked on a number of set up changes primarily focused at getting the cars to stick through the long flowing corners on the lakeside section of the track. The lack of rear aero grip was a point that all Ford runners were speaking to their engineers about and it did cost Pye in the final new ‘Soft’ tyre run in qualifying.
The cars faced a much cooler run in qualifying and David Wall continued to chip away and claw his way in to the Top 15. He was sure that changes to the car throughout the day had helped, but still believed his best run was short of what the car’s potential was. For Scott Pye, it was the long radius Turn 14 right hand corner that was costing him time and he had to settle for a P19 start for Race 1 on Friday.
The V8 Supercars will contest four races over the weekend with a double file rolling start being a highlight of the race format.