Top 10 for Wilson Security Racing’s Scott Pye on Friday
The V8 Supercars were back in Championship mode for Round 2 of the 2014 series at the fast Symmons Plains circuit in Tasmania today.
Wilson Security Racing / DJR driver Scott Pye was the stand out performer with a series of strong runs well inside the Top 10. David Wall in the #17 Falcon did not really get a chance to show his form as some mechanical issues reduced his track time.
For Pye, it was a great return to a track where he suffered a major accident in 2013 whilst driving for LDM. The young DJR recruit was fast in every session finally putting the #16 Wilson Security Ford into P8 for the day.
Wall missed the bulk of Practice 2 with a power steering issue but even after posting just 5 laps was within 9/10ths of a second of the fastest runner. This highlighted just how critical qualifying and track position is at Symmons Plains as less than a second covers the full 25 car field.
The final 20 minute session this afternoon saw the entire field move onto fresh Dunlop ‘Sprint’ tyres and the pace was hot. Pye was in the top group for the whole session but a late adjustment by the DJR crew did not improve the car and Scott settled for P8. The car is strong and responding well to changes and Pye is confident of carrying this speed to Qualifying tomorrow.
#16 – Scott Pye - Wilson Security Racing / DJR Falcon FG
“The last session was really quite good for us. Just 1/10th quicker would have put us in P3 so it is very close. We only ran one set of tyres up until we bolted the new Dunlop’s on in the final session. It is hard to gauge what sort of gain you will get but the car really responded to the new tyre. We went a little in the wrong direction on the last run but I will work tonight with my engineer to see if we can keep the pace going into qualifying.”
#17 – David Wall – Wilson Security Racing / DJR Falcon FG
“It was a tough day. We had a power steering problem in P2 and I think we may have done a gearbox in the final session. We did a bit on the first set of new tyres but not much on the second so we are lacking some track time to decide a set up for tomorrow. Still chasing some rear end balance but we did make some progress. Scott is obviously happy so we will work on the set up tonight.”