Whincup claims Townsville podium
Whincup claims Townsville podium
Saturday, 08 July 2017

Jamie Whincup - Car #88

"Overall it's the same story but you've got to be happy with a podium but just couldn't crack it for the win. We had a good start and gave ourselves every opportunity to win that race but at the end of the day it's all about car pace and we just didn't have enough car pace and the quickest car won on the day. We won't get disheartened though, we'll keep doing our thing. I feel like we've somewhat clawed away a little bit, we've bridged the gap slightly, we've still got a long way to go though. We'll keep the effort up and won't give up, we'll get there hopefully, eventually."

Shane van Gisbergen - Car #97

“Our car was quite good, it’s been nice all weekend. Shippy (Grant McPherson, Race Engineer) and I have worked together well and we’ve got a pretty good car, but we just didn’t quite maximise it in qualifying, but knew we’d have a good race car from what we learnt in our race run. In the race I got a shitty start again. I don’t know why, I don’t what’s going on there, it’s just my biggest struggle. Then I got going good and the gap sort of stayed the same to the leader. If we’d started good, we would have been okay. And then the header broke at the end. I got it to the finish, but slowly. I could sort of manage it at the start and it would actually run okay, but then it got really bad and we were using more fuel, so I had to save a lot fuel while being really slow down the straights. I tried to keep people behind, but there was really no chance. I ended up seventh, which is still okay for a bad day.”


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