Surfers Paradise: IRWIN Racing Friday notes

IRWIN RACING OUT TO PICK UP THE PACE ON THE GOLD COAST IRWIN Racing's Alex Davison has qualified a disappointing 24th for the opening race of the Nikon SuperGP V8 Supercar event on the streets of Surfers Paradise. Getting a quick time out of...

IRWIN RACING OUT TO PICK UP THE PACE ON THE GOLD COAST

IRWIN Racing's Alex Davison has qualified a disappointing 24th for the opening race of the Nikon SuperGP V8 Supercar event on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

Getting a quick time out of the IRWIN Ford proved a challenge in practice, and that got tougher when Davison brushed the wall and damaged the car's suspension.

The IRWIN Racing Falcon was fully repaired for the late afternoon's qualifying session, but the car did not improve leaving Davison with plenty of work to do in tomorrow's opening 150km race.

WHAT ALEX DAVISON HAS TO SAY:

"We are just slow. We are struggling with the handling in the IRWIN Racing Ford. I had hoped that the progress we had made at Phillip Island and Bathurst would have showed in qualifying today. The team has a lot of work to do to move forward and get some speed out of the car for the races tomorrow."

WHAT IRWIN RACING ENGINEER WES McDOUGALL HAS TO SAY:

"It was such a busy day and we lost some tuning time when Alex brushed the wall, but what it all comes down to is that the IRWIN Falcon was not fast enough. There's nothing obvious with where we have gone wrong, so we will have to look hard at the data and ourselves and make sure we have a fast race car. This circuit is the most important place to qualify up the front and we have not done that today."

-credit: irwin

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Series Supercars
Drivers Alex Davison , Phillip Island