Queensland: TPR Friday report

LOCK-UP SPOILS FLYER After four rounds of hard work and analysis, Trading Post Racing believes it has found the right set-up for Jason Bright's Commodore. Brighty was one of the fastest cars in today's practice at Queensland Raceway,...

LOCK-UP SPOILS FLYER

After four rounds of hard work and analysis, Trading Post Racing believes it has found the right set-up for Jason Bright's Commodore.

Brighty was one of the fastest cars in today's practice at Queensland Raceway, running in the top five before teams bolted on the new soft tyres that will be used for both races this weekend.

The performance of the new, more durable Dunlops drops off dramatically after one lap; unfortunately Bright locked a wheel on his flyer and so ended up at the bottom of the times.

Qualifying starts tomorrow at 11.20am.

Jason Bright
Trading Post Racing #14

"We were really good on the hard tyre; we're pretty close with that regular set-up now so I'm very happy with that.

"With the soft tyre, I locked up and made a mistake on my first lap and you only get one chance with these tyres. You can see from the data how much it affected my time and if I'd gone through that corner even as fast as I did the next lap I would have ended up in the top ten.

"We've never seen a practice or qualifying session using only softs so it's definitely going to mix things up a bit. Some team set-ups will work better for the soft tyre, not necessarily the same teams as with the control tyres. It's not just a matter of bolting on the softs and using exactly the same set-up."

Bradley Jones
Co-Owner

"Jason was one of the fastest cars on the circuit on the control tyre, which is actually very frustrating because that's the last time we'll use it this weekend. It's a good indicator that we're starting to find our form though.

"Unfortunately that set-up is pushing a bit too much on the soft. They've not got a lot of time to fix it so will have to pore through the data tonight and come up with a better set-up because qualifying will be so important. I'm pretty confident they will be competitive but they'll have to get it right straight out of the box tomorrow."

-source: tpr

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Series Supercars
Drivers Jason Bright