Bittersweet result for Team BOC's Bright on race 1 at Symmons Plains

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Jason Bright urges officials to encourage passing.

Finishing fourth at Symmons Plains was a bittersweet result for Team BOC's Jason Bright today after a difficult drive through traffic.

Jason Bright, BOC Racing
Jason Bright, BOC Racing

Photo by: Edge Photographics

Bright, who qualified fifth, spent the first half of today's two-part race behind Garth Tander despite having the faster car. After coming together with the Holden Racing Team driver on lap 21, nearly ending his race, Bright has called on officials to enforce their no-blocking rule, a measure designed to encourage good racing,

In the second half of the race Tander gave room and Bright drove past him to finish fourth on the heels of the top three.

Qualifying for tomorrow's two 100km races gets underway at 10.10am.

Jason Bright: "They want passing in V8 Supercars but if everyone blocks we will never have a passing move. That's why they stipulate in all the driver briefings that we must leave racing room but that just didn't happen today.

If I went to the outside Tander pushed me off and when I managed to get on the inside he just shut the door. We're never going to see passing at that rate.

"I don't mind racing on the track but he was pushing me off the track. You've got to leave room to be able to pass. That's what it should be about. If you leave room then faster car will pass and we were obviously quicker.

We had more than half a second on the guys I was around at the end of the first half. In the second stint, when he left room, I drove straight past him."

Team BOC

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