Pither happy with Phillip Island progress
It was an interesting weekend at Phillip Island with lots of changes and quite a few experienced names struggling to settle or find good car speed. Chris Pither was happy with the way the most of the weekend went starting with two 1 hour practice sessions where he finish P17 in both, and a final 15 minute session on Saturday morning. We made set up changes aiming to calm the rear of the car down on corner entry and found good gains as a result posting a time comfortably faster than the time Chris had qualified at in 2015.
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Saturday Qualifying: We continued to improve in qualifying and found another .5s but unfortunately this put us 23rd on the grid directly behind my team mate Cam Waters.
Saturday Race: Race 6 went reasonably smoothly. I shadowed Cam for a majority of the race moving up a few spots to finishing one place behind him in 19th.
Sunday Qualifying: I matched my qualifying time from Saturday within a few hundredths of a second this was good enough for 19th position directly behind Cam once again.
Sunday Race: I got a really good start behind Jason Bright who broke into a lot of wheel spin. With Tander on my left I committed to go to the right of Bright who squeezed me to the edge of the track resulting in wheel to wheel contact and a bent steering arm. The crew did a great job to fix the car quickly and get us back on track. Once we were back out there the speed and consistency over a stint was strong.
Conclusion: We made some good steps forward over the race weekend. I’m happy with our race pace but it was highlighted that we need to focus on our one lap speed for the next round at Barbagallo to ensure we can qualify further up the field.
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Bring on Perth!