MIRACLE EFFORT BY BOC CREW Team Boss Brad Jones gave Team BOC just a 10% chance of making it on-track today after yesterday's horror smash at Bathurst, but the crew worked around the clock to prove him wrong. The $100,000 repairs required...
MIRACLE EFFORT BY BOC CREW
Team Boss Brad Jones gave Team BOC just a 10% chance of making it on-track today after yesterday's horror smash at Bathurst, but the crew worked around the clock to prove him wrong.
The $100,000 repairs required parts from Albury being flown in and 15 guys, including five TAFE volunteers, worked around the clock to get the car back out for this morning's 10am practice.
Jason Richards says his confidence was shot after the incident, which saw him miss yesterday's qualifying, but despite tip-toeing around the infamous Mount Panorama he still set the seventh-fastest time in this morning's practice.
The 161-lap Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 begins tomorrow at 10.30.
"We managed to make the practice session, which is GREAT! The biggest drama for me was I lost a lot of confidence; probably not about hurting myself, just about bringing the car back smashed up again like I did yesterday.
"At this place, if you come off the edge, you just get no lap time and things happen differently. I just didn't take the car to the limit. Tomorrow's the day you get paid though and we're still in with a chance."
Team BOC Co-Owner
"It's an amazing job; when I looked at the car last night I thought it had a 10% chance of running today. To machine a part, fly it in from Albury, stay up all night and have it basically perfect when they put it on the set-up patch this morning is a tribute to the guys and the work they did.
"In this morning's practice session JR was not looking too confident out there but by the time he finishes his first lap of the race he will have forgotten all about it. I can't see it having much of an impact on our result."
-source: team boc