AUS: Adrad Racing Adelaide Sunday summary

ADRAD RACING LOOKS TO COMPETITIVE SEASON DESPITE TOUGH HOME ROUND IN ADELAIDE Adrad Racing driver Bryce Washington will look forward to a positive year in the 2006 WPS Carrera Cup Australia championship after this weekend's Clipsal 500 ...

ADRAD RACING LOOKS TO COMPETITIVE SEASON DESPITE TOUGH HOME ROUND IN ADELAIDE

Adrad Racing driver Bryce Washington will look forward to a positive year in the 2006 WPS Carrera Cup Australia championship after this weekend's Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

Despite a tough weekend that saw the ADRAD Porsche left battered and bruised after the three races, 22-year-old Adelaide driver Washington is confident that the team has the pace to be a regular top five contender in 2006.

Today's third and final 12-lap race was yet another tough affair, the #54 Porsche stating from 18th place as the team continued to rebound from the huge crash in Saturday's race one that saw the front of the team's Porsche severely damaged.

Still fighting a car not handling at its best, and forced to bed in new brake rotors after the originals were damaged in yesterday's crash, Washington made steady progress through the field in today's race.

After being on course for a solid top 15 finish, Washington was turned around at half race distance and eventually finished 17th.

"That was so tough today," Washington said.

"I was bedding in brake rotors through that race and the car was really difficult to pull up.

"It was hard to come through the field because it's so close and it's disappointing to end the weekend where we did."

With the #54 Adrad Racing Porsche sporting significant damage after this weekend, the team features yet another battle to ensure that the car is ready for next weekend's non-championship support races at the Formula 1 Fosters Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

"We'll get it to the body shop tonight and get the guys working on it," Washington said.

"Aside from some setup issues the front end is basically ready, so once the bodywork is all done the car should be fine.

"I'm looking forward to racing at Albert Park again," he added.

"I have had some success there in the past when I won the Alan Jones Trophy in Formula Ford. We know we have some speed on board our car so hopefully we'll be able to go out and get a strong result to get the year back on track."

The Grand Prix gets underway at Albert Park, Melbourne, on March 30th.

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Series Porsche
Drivers Alan Jones , Bryce Washington