Wilson Security Team Head to Clipsal with Confidence After Test
The V8 Supercars ‘class of 2014’ hit the track at Sydney Motorsport Park today for the Official V8 Supercars Test Day.
Wet and humid conditions greeted the teams for the first three and a half hour session in the morning. The Dick Johnson Racing pair of Wilson Security sponsored FG Falcons were on track with new drivers Scott Pye and David Wall working hard with their respective engineers to gain as much input into the handling and set up of the cars before the Championship launches in Adelaide.
After a lunchtime meet and greet the fans on the Sydney Motorsport Park front straight, the cars were back in action for an afternoon session, thankfully on a much drier track. The DJR cars were first out and quickly eclipsed the times from the morning runs.
The Wilson Security Racing pair of Falcons were suffering some niggly power steering problems and this curtailed Pye’s running for the balance of the day. With Payce Consolidated also joining the teams sponsor list in 2014, the team welcomed a number of sponsors in the garage during the day. David Wall was the better of the two cars pushing on very well in the famous #17 DJR Falcon.
The day finished with Andre Heimgartner running a stint in the Wall car and overall the team were pleased with the progress made at the test.
The first round of the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship – The Clipsal 500 - takes place in Adelaide in two weeks time.
Car 16 – Scott Pye – Wilson Security Racing
“It has been really good to kick off with DJR. The atmosphere is fantastic and the guys really work well together. We have had few little dramas today which has put us back a bit, but in saying that the weather has put everyone back in their program as well. With no dry running this morning it was hard to really judge the differences between my DJR Falcon and last year’s Commodore. After lunch the track was a lot better, but we are having some ongoing steering problems which the boys are focussed on getting on top of. I am happy to get some problems behind us and show up at Clipsal ready to go”
Car 17 – David Wall – Wilson Security Racing
“It has been really easy to settle in here at DJR. The team are very focussed on doing well and it is a good atmosphere to work in. This morning the car was quite good in the wet. We had some similar problems to Scott’s car but we were able to get a lot of dry running in after the boys fixed the steering rack. We are chasing a bit of set up but we are on used tyres so there is lot to go. Having to sort out some problems here is much better than on the Adelaide Street Circuit. I am really looking forward to getting the season started now”