Oran Park: Team Betta race one and two notes

Longhurst¹S staying power proven at Oran Park circiut. Briggs Motorsport entered the seventh round of the V8 Supercars series This weekend at Oran Park Raceway Brimming with confidence that both Team Betta Electrical cars were both...

Longhurst¹S staying power proven at Oran Park circiut.

Briggs Motorsport entered the seventh round of the V8 Supercars series

This weekend at Oran Park Raceway Brimming with confidence that both

Team Betta Electrical cars were both performing at exceptionally high levels, raise expectations for the entire team.

The development of both cars 65 and 66 has progressed dramatically since

Their first debut at the AGP in Melbourne just last February.

Developing two very competitive V8 Supercars can be an extremely exhausting

Task said team owner John Briggs, we make exceptional progress with both cars in certain areas of the cars handling only to find the progress forward has put us two steps back in another area.

However in saying that, I think the team has performed remarkably in the short period of time the cars have been campaigning and we will have both Team Betta Falcons on the front row of the grid in a very short period of time, I¹m quite sure of that he said.

Race day outcome ­ Oran Park Raceway, Sunday Race one

The full field of 36 starters got off to a flying start on the famous Oran Park figure eight circuit.

Both Team Betta Electrical cars experienced a good clean run into the first left hand corner at the end of the main straight, with the full field bunched up and setting a cracking pace in front of a record crowd and in perfect weather conditions.

Both cars held their positions initially, until Max Wilson and John Bowe experienced a coming together with car 65 being given a drive through penalty

Which resulted in Wilson dropping several places as well as contention, a position he could not recover from.

Max Wilson finished race one in 24th position.

Tony Longhurst ­ Mr Consistency, driving car 66 fielded a very good race, managing to keep away from the many biffs and buffs going on further back in the field ­ Tony went on to finish 11th in race one for the day.

Race Two:

Max Wilson was extremely disappointed with the outcome of race two.

After having only completed two laps of the 58-lap race, Max found himself a casualty of an altercation between Paul Ramano and Brad Jones with Wilson¹s car receiving a considerable amount of damage and was forced to withdraw from the race.

Longhurst in car 66 continued on through the race avoiding the many incidents that finally saw 8 of the original 36 starters fail to finish.

Longhurst went on to finish race two in 11th position.

The Team will now regroup by assessing the outcome of the teams performance at Oran Park and plan it¹s foray for round 8 at Winton Motor Raceway on August 16 ­ 18 next.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Max Wilson , Brad Jones , John Bowe , Tony Longhurst