SOUL SEARCHING NIGHT FOR WPS RACING The WPS Racing team will spend the night trying to nut out a more suitable set up package for tomorrow's remaining two races of Tasmania's Ferodo Triple Challenge at Symmons Plains Raceway. It's hoped ...
SOUL SEARCHING NIGHT FOR WPS RACING
The WPS Racing team will spend the night trying to nut out a more suitable set up package for tomorrow's remaining two races of Tasmania's Ferodo Triple Challenge at Symmons Plains Raceway.
It's hoped wholesale changes can deliver the desired results after drivers David Besnard and Craig Baird struggled to make an impact, finishing 25th and 27th respectively in today's opening 42 lap race assignment.
The general mood of the Gold Coast based outfit was best summed up by team owner Craig Gore.
"When we're having a bad day, we're having a real bad day and there's just nothing going right for us at the moment," said Gore.
"We made adjustments overnight after struggling in practice yesterday and it was more of the same here today.
"But we'll hang tough and look for a better result tomorrow."
Besnard started from 28th position on the grid and as he's done time and time again this season managed to pick up valuable spots over the opening few laps.
After settling into a groove in the #48 Team Australia entry he was shaping for a possible top 20, but a lost wheel nut during the scheduled pit stop compounded the team's woes.
"It's no-ones fault but we did lose valuable time there and it pretty much summed things up for us today," admitted Besnard.
"I really just drove the wheels off it during the race, but we failed to make any difference on lap times and there's no doubt we'll need to make changes overnight.
"We've struggled with the set up but we can only look forward and count on better fortune tomorrow."
Reeling from a second placing in a round of the New Zealand Porsche Series last weekend, Baird too had little to reflect upon from the opening two days in Tasmania driving the #8 Wright Patton Shakespeare supported car.
"It's been a major struggle with the set-up and the changes we made last night failed to make an impact today," added Baird.
"We just can't put our finger on it, both cars are experiencing the same problems and we recorded almost identical lap times today.
"But there's no damage to either car and that's a positive so we'll make some adjustments and count on making up some time during the next two races."
It was a Holden trifecta today as Garth Tander, Steve Richards and Rick Kelly finished ahead of Ford's Marcos Ambrose and Craig Lowndes.