Cat Racing star John Bowe continued a run of 13th places in today's two V8 Supercar sprint races at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth today. After finishing 13th in yesterday's opening heat, Bowe recorded two more finishes in the same position ...
Cat Racing star John Bowe continued a run of 13th places in today's two V8 Supercar sprint races at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth today.
After finishing 13th in yesterday's opening heat, Bowe recorded two more finishes in the same position today.
Bowe had looked set to change the trend in the final race when he was running 12th late in the event.
However, he was passed by Jason Bargwanna late in the event who was running on fresher tyres after a race ending spin early in the second race.
"After the first race yesterday I was quite pleased that the tyres had hung in pretty well and when you compared the times with all the other cars - our pace at the end of the race was quite pleasing," Bowe said.
"Unfortunately today when tried to improve the car we managed to make it worse in the second race.
"We went back to our starting point in the final race but with worn tyres and warmer weather today - we still could not manage to move forward.
"We had a distinct lack of grip all weekend and couldn't manage to find the answer.
"Apart from Radisich, we were probably one of many who had the same problem. Two rounds ago Ambrose won the round, but this week he is behind us."
Despite the disappointment, Bowe's consistency enabled him to move forward two positions in the point standings to 14th.
"Every team has a weekend like this, but the important factor is to press on and make sure you finish all the races," Bowe said.
"The car has come out of the weekend with no damage and now we have to set our sights on Calder Park.
"We were fast at Eastern Creek, Darwin and Canberra - but this weekend the car didn't suit the circuit.
"I still have great confidence we can continue to move forward in the next couple of races."
RACE TWO 1. - Radisich (Ford) - 19:56.162 2. - Skaife (Holden) - 19:58.508 3. - Ingall (Holden) - 19:59.199 4. - Murphy (Holden) - 20:09.165 5. - Johnson (Ford) - 20:09.724 6. - Lowndes (Ford) - 20:13.873 13. BOWE (CAT FORD) - 20:26.341
RACE THREE 1. - Radisich (Ford) - 20:10.699 2. - Skaife (Holden) - 20:11.757 3. - Murphy (Holden) - 20:15.209 4. - Johnson (Ford) - 20:15.398 5. - Lowndes (Ford) - 20:20.474 6. - Kelly (Holden) - 20:20:644 13. BOWE (CAT FORD) - 20:32.562