Lansvale Racing Team Netspace V8 Supercar Showdown Race Three Fosters Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne - March 1-3. March 3, 2002 - The Lansvale Racing Team has endured a weekend of highs and lows at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend and...
Lansvale Racing Team
Netspace V8 Supercar Showdown Race Three
Fosters Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne - March 1-3.
March 3, 2002 - The Lansvale Racing Team has endured a weekend of highs and lows at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend and the third V8 Supercar race was no exception. 28 year old team driver Cameron McConville raced as high as sixth after starting from the 14th spot on the grid, but ended it off at 26th due to the selection of wet tyres on a fast drying circuit.
Continuous rain in Melbourne during the morning led to the ten lap race starting on a wet circuit, McConville and the team opting to remain on wet tyres as opposed to yesterday's gamble of changing to slicks. As with any such prediction, there can always be a downside and after charging through the field from 14th to 6th, the fast drying circuit saw McConville's pace suffer greatly.
An impact with John Faulkner in the closing stages moved the Lansvale Racing Team driver to the back of the field and the hard work to salvage a finish started. McConville crossed the chequered flag in 26th, ahead of Cameron McLean, Mark Larkham and Rick Kelly.
The race was won by Ford driver Craig Lowndes with Russell Ingall second and Garth Tander third.
Cameron McConville - "We had fitted wets in the hope that there may have been a few more showers coming. The car was very strong on the for the first four to five laps but then I got a tap from John Faulkner that sent us to the back of the field. Even without the hit at best we would have only salvaged a mid field position as the tyres could not cope with the pace as the track became fully dry in the closing stages.
"On a positive note the we progressed with every session this weekend and with a full test day under our belt next week, I am quietly confident of a good showing in Adelaide for the start of the V8 Supercar season," McConville added.
The Lansvale Racing Team will set about preparing the team's VX Commodore for the start of what is set to be a highly competitive V8 Supercar Series on the streets of Adelaide from March 15-17.