Disappointment for Team IntaRacing at Australian Grand Prix After the elation of finishing 12th in yesterday's opening race of the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar Manufacturers Challenge at the Australian Grand Prix, Team IntaRacing have today...
Disappointment for Team IntaRacing at Australian Grand Prix
After the elation of finishing 12th in yesterday's opening race of the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar Manufacturers Challenge at the Australian Grand Prix, Team IntaRacing have today experienced the other end of the spectrum after Marcus Marshall was forced to retire with damage during race two.
Marshall got a good start from 13th and with just two laps remaining was challenging Jason Bargwanna for position when disaster struck as the D'Alberto Commodore hit the Access Cash Falcon from behind causing damage to the rear and delaminating a tyre. The Access Cash-sponsored Falcon retired from the race on lap 13.
"The car was going really well and we were in 11th when the Safety Car came out. At the time I thought it would be a good thing as it would provide me with a chance to challenge Jason (Bargwanna) but it didn't end up that way at all," Marshall said.
"The same thing happened last year in the same race by the same driver. It is really disappointing for the team as we had a good car and I'm confident we could have passed Jason.
"Reaching the top 10 is still my goal and we will make some changes to the car overnight and I'll just focus on picking my way through the grid tomorrow," he added.
Team IntaRacing Manager, Keith Evers said the V8 Supercar IPO has already advised the team that the incident will be reviewed by officials overnight.
"It is really disappointing," Evers said, "The team was heading for our first top10 finish when it happened and to be forced to withdraw from the race is simply heartbreaking."
"The officials will look into the incident further tonight, luckily for us there isn't too much damage and Marcus [Marshall] will be able to take to the grid again tomorrow."
The final 15 lap race of the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar Manufacturers Challenge will take place tomorrow at 2.35pm.
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