TRIMBLE SALVAGES SIXTH AFTER FRONT ROW START AT SANDOWN Young V8 Supercar driver Michael Trimble has salvaged sixth overall after being on the verge of a debut podium result in Round 3 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Sandown International...
TRIMBLE SALVAGES SIXTH AFTER FRONT ROW START AT SANDOWN
Young V8 Supercar driver Michael Trimble has salvaged sixth overall after being on the verge of a debut podium result in Round 3 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Sandown International Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria today.
Trimble started the third and final race of the weekend from the front row and was in third position on lap three the Global Jet driver was hit from behind and spun at Dandenong Road corner. Dale Wood was served with a time penalty the equivalent of a drive-through penalty post-race for his part in the incident.
The clash dropped Trimble down to 15th position, but in the 10 laps remaining the 23-year-old climbed back to claim 11th position and salvage sixth for the round after entering the final race of the round second in points.
The V8 Supercar rookie now sits equal second in the series standings, level on points with fellow Holden driver David Reynolds.
Trimble achieved his highest race finish in V8 Supercar race finish in race two when he crossed the line second after a race long battle with Grant Denyer.
Steve Owen won this weekend's round ahead of Reynolds and Jonathon Webb.
The fourth round in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series is at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich, Queensland on July 18-20.
WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ...
Michael Trimble - Driver of the #64 Global Jet Holden Commodore
"It was a disappointing end to a weekend where I was on track to finish on the podium," said Trimble.
"After starting on the front row in the final race I had slotted into third spot and feeling very comfortable running close to the front with guys who have got a lot more experience in a V8 Supercar than what I have.
"Unfortunately, I became the victim of someone else's error, or stupidity, and it effectively ruined any chance I had of getting on the podium.
"It's fairly disappointing to miss out on the result we deserved, but we end the weekend equal second in points, so it didn't hurt our championship as much as it could have.
"On the positive side of things I had some good speed in the Global Jet Commodore all weekend. I am really looking forward to being up the front of the field during the next round at Queensland Raceway."