Team BOC Townsville 400 Sunday Report

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Townsville Street Circuit

BARGS BATTLES THROUGH

Starting from P13 in today's race at Townsville, Jason Bargwanna came through the field twice to finish 11th after a safety car undid all his good work.

We really had a good race car today...

Jason Bargwanna

After his first pitstop Bargs dropped to 19th from P10 but worked his way back up to 12th by lap 44, when the safety car was called for debris on the track.

The Jana Living Racing driver had to queue behind team-mate Jason Bright for a tyre change costing him ten positions on track and the shot at a podium.

The next race is at Ipswich Motor Raceway from 19-21 August.

Jason Bargwanna
Jana Living Racing

"We really had a good race car today and the safety car came at exactly the wrong time for us. Without it we would have been fighting for the podium no doubt. It cost us ten spots from where we were.

"We've always said the second half of the year will be our strong point and now we're starting to get the momentum going."

BRIGHT: PENALTIES LACK CONSISTENCY

Pace was not the problem for Team BOC at Townsville today, with Jason Bright qualifying sixth and running with the leaders until the closing stages.

An incident with Will Davison, however, brought the crew unstuck after the officials judged it to be unlawful and gave Brighty a drive through penalty whilst running in sixth place.

Rejoining 24th with 20 laps to go, Brighty drove his wheels off to finish 22nd but says the officials' decision gave him a disproportionate penalty compared to the usual 30-point deduction following a race.

The next race is at Ipswich Motor Raceway from 19-21 August.

#8 Team BOC: Jason Bright
#8 Team BOC: Jason Bright

Photo by: Chris Von Wieldt

Jason Bright
Team BOC

"Holdsworth made a lunge at the last corner and when I gave him room I gave Will Davison a tap. I should have just let Holdsworth come through because if I hadn't hit Davo myself he would have for sure. I was just trying to get out of his way so he wouldn't hit me.

"The officials look at so many incidents after the race and give them a 30-point penalty and we just got a 100-point penalty. Either stop giving out drive throughs in the race or increase the penalty after the race. 30 points is a token compared to a drive through just after a safety car.

"I wouldn't mind having another crack at this weekend. In the end the car was bloody good considering the changes we made coming into the race."

source: team boc

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