Surfers Paradise: IRWIN Racing Sunday notes

STRUGGLE STREET FOR IRWIN RACING ON THE GOLD COAST IRWIN Racing's Alex Davison has completed the second leg of the Nikon SuperGP in 16th place overall after a tough weekend in the V8 Supercar Championship Series on the streets of Surfers ...

STRUGGLE STREET FOR IRWIN RACING ON THE GOLD COAST

IRWIN Racing's Alex Davison has completed the second leg of the Nikon SuperGP in 16th place overall after a tough weekend in the V8 Supercar Championship Series on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

Although Davison completed all four races, and suffered little damage, the overall speed of the IRWIN Ford was down on its rivals.

Davison and the IRWIN Racing team tried everything they could, but poor car balance hampered speed and in the end any chance of a top result.

In today's two races Davison drove through from 25th on the grid to finish 16th in race #1, before completing the second race in 17th position.

The first race of the day featured three safety car periods and seven retirements. The drama continued into the weekend's final 150km encounter with another three safety cars and four retirements.

Although the results were an improvement on qualifying, the IRWIN Racing team was far from impressed with the performance and have already switched their focus to the next event at Phillip Island in two weeks.

WHAT ALEX DAVISON HAS TO SAY:

"It's frustrating when you don;t have the speed and you don't know why. It's disappointing when we had made such great progress at the endurance races, so we really need to put our heads down and get back to that level. Nothing we did to the IRWIN Racing Ford this weekend made a difference at all. We really need to get on top of things if we are to be competitive once again at Phillip Island."

WHAT IRWIN RACING ENGINEER WES McDOUGALL HAS TO SAY:

"The only highlight of the weekend was we completed all four races, but apart from that it was a very disappointing. We are putting this all behind us and we are already thinking about Phillip Island. It's good to be going back to Phillip Island, we had pace there, but more so we have a quick turn-around from this event. So it's good to get back on track sooner rather than later to get the IRWIN Falcon heading in the right direction."

-credit: irwin

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Series Supercars
Drivers Alex Davison , Phillip Island