Team BOC regrets incident in Saturday's race at Winton

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Disregarding the stewards’ requirement to leave racing room is going to get James Moffat into trouble according to Team BOC’s Jason Bright.

Bright, who was driven off the road by Moffat during today’s race at Winton, says what goes around comes around in V8 Supercars and Moffat should take that into consideration.

Jason Bright, Team BOC
Jason Bright, Team BOC

Photo by: John Maricic

The incident was particularly disappointing after Bright qualified third for the 100km race, which he won last year. He managed to restart after being spun around by James Courtney trying to re-join the track. He eventually finished 20th.

V8 Supercars will be on track from 13.00 tomorrow for qualifying before the 67-lap race (race 28) at 15.35.

Jason Bright, Team BOC: "I’ve qualified third probably three times this year and second once so it’s one of my best performances.

We’re running the same set-up here as we did last year and the strange thing is we expected it to be strong in the race and weak in qualifying but it turned out the other way round.

"In the race we had a clutch problem off the start line. It grabbed, which meant that I missed the jump. Then at Turn One I left Moffat enough room but at Turn Two he just drove me off the track; basically drove me four wheels onto the dirt.

Our officials keep telling us we need to leave racing room and here’s just another example where he doesn’t. What goes around comes around. There’s going to be a lot of people paying him back throughout his career if he keeps that up; it’s very short sighted.

"Turn Three was a racing incident. From what I hear Rick Kelly and James Courtney got together and Courtney ended up hitting me. That one probably was just a racing incident but I haven’t seen it."

Team BOC

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Tags bright, courtney, kelly, moffat, v8supercars, winton