Sandown: Hi-Tec Oils Racing Saturday notes

MCNALLY ONE EYE ON SUNDAY IN TOUGH SANDOWN OPENER Hi-Tec Oils Racing driver Mark McNally has finished Saturday's 100km race at the Norton 360 Sandown Challenge in 26th position. McNally qualified 29th and with threatening weather in the ...

MCNALLY ONE EYE ON SUNDAY IN TOUGH SANDOWN OPENER

Hi-Tec Oils Racing driver Mark McNally has finished Saturday's 100km race at the Norton 360 Sandown Challenge in 26th position.

McNally qualified 29th and with threatening weather in the Melbourne area, the Hi-Tec Oils Racing crew decided to keep the West Australian on track for as long as possible before making his pit stop.

Other teams stopped early and if the rain did come they would have had to make an extra stop, while McNally would have just made one.

However, late race drizzle didn't become showers and he was not able to move further up the order. On his stop the Hi-Tec Oil Racing crew rotated the tyres, but importantly didn't change to fresher rubber. This means that McNally has an extensive range of standard tyres for qualifying and the softer Dunlop tyre for the 200km race on Sunday.

WHAT MARK HAD TO SAY ...

Mark McNally - #16 Hi-Tec Oils Holden Commodore:

"It was hard work out there, we were going for a wet weather strategy, staying out for as long as we could and pray for rain so we could then change to wets," said McNally.

"We were always going to struggle but we were that far back we thought we would take the gamble. It didn't pay off, 28 laps on the one set of tyres made it pretty hard work.

"We are bridging the gap all the time though which is a positive. Hopefully tomorrow, all going well, we have sticky tyres so we can get amongst it."

-credit: h-tor

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Supercars
Drivers Mark McNally