Top 15 Results for WSR Setup Good Weekend
The 2014 V8 Supercars Championship contested two x 100km races today as the SKYCITY Triple Crown kicked off in Darwin.
Wilson Security Racing drivers Scott Pye and David Wall proved once again that the DJR Falcons are very strong race packages with both drivers making good gains in both races. Qualifying however is still the mountain the team has to climb as the Hidden Valley layout proved jut how critical a good starting position is.
In Race 17 of the 2014 season, Pye started behind Will Davison and once by him on lap five, set about latching onto a big group of cars consisting of Mostert and Reynolds with Caruso just in front. This train of cars ran close together for the full race but try as he might, Pye could not get a run on Mostert. David Wall was the meat in a Jack Daniels sandwich for over half the race and he too had to be content to pick off spots from his P20 starting position.
The DJR team crossed the line after 35 laps with Pye in P15 and Wall P18.
The second race – Race 18 of the series – saw both cars together on the grid, but Pye was soon on the move latching onto the tail of Mostert again and moving up three spots to P15 by Lap 11. Wall also moved up and after a big battle with Wood, slotted in behind his teammate in P16. Both cars would hold their positions until the chequered flag showing once again the strong race package the DJR engineers are producing. Qualifying for the 200km Super Sprint final will be held on Sunday morning. This will be a critical session as the cars will race on a combination of both Dunlop race tyre compounds during the race.
#16 – Scott Pye – Wilson Security Racing – FG Falcon
“It looked like all the Fords struggled in Qualifying except for Frosty. I think only 7/100ths covered all the other Falcons! It sure makes the races tougher as we saw today. Everyone followed each other and those who tried to go for a pass often out braked themselves. I think I know every sticker on the back of Chaz’s car off by heart as I followed him for about 70 laps all told. Once again we had a good race car but I just could not put it to good use. Two 15th positions on the day is not a bad result.”
#17 – David Wall – Wilson Security Racing – FG Falcon
“We made improvements over night and chipped away at it but we are still need a fair old chunk of time to be where we need to be in the Wilson Security / PAYCE Falcon. We will have a good look at the data tonight and look forward to some soft tyres tomorrow.
“The Qualifying was better in the second 10 minute session and the same in the two races. We improved the tyre life between races and it was a lot better in Race 2, but we still need to make a jump for tomorrow’s race.”