David Wall and his Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing team mate Karl Reindler have fought back hard to finish 17th in the first endurance race of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The team elected to start from...
David Wall and his Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing team mate Karl Reindler have fought back hard to finish 17th in the first endurance race of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
The team elected to start from pit lane and with David behind the wheel first up and they got a good, clean getaway.
Just ten laps into the 113 lap race trouble struck with the front right wheel coming loose,forcing the David to pit. The team were unsure what caused the problem that also struck teams two other sister cars.
Both David and Karl drove solidly and cleanly throughout the race and the team worked hard to help them fight their way up from 31st at the start of the race to 17th at the end of the 500km race.
The team were sitting in 13th place in the closing stages of the race, but the performance of their tyres dropped off massively and they lost a few places.
David was very pleased with how the race went and is optimistic about returning to Bathurst next month.
"I am really pleased to have finished in the top 20, and with how well today's race has gone," said David after the race.
"The lack of track time yesterday cost us as we did not know how the tyres were going to react in the race, but aside from that everything went smoothly.
"The team were amazing - even after all our problems yesterday they did not give up.
"They were at the track until 1am this morning working on the car and ensuring we had the best possible set up for the race.
"Racing with Karl this weekend has been a great opportunity. We have worked really well together and I think we will have a really solid package for Bathurst."
David was also pleased for the team that the sister car, the BOC car of Jason Richards and Andrew Jones, finished on the podium.
"It is a well deserved reward for team and the massive effort they have put in this weekend."
The second of the V8 Supercar Championship endurance races of the season, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 kicks off on October 7.
This round will not only see David return with the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing team, he will be doing double duties as he continues his fight for the Australian GT championship that he currently leads by 18.5 points.
David Wall is racing this year thanks to the continued support of Wilson Security, Payce, Shannons and Mount Aqua.