DISAPPOINTING WEEKEND FOR INGALL IN PERTH Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall endured a weekend he would rather forget at the Bigpond 400, round four of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, at Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia...
DISAPPOINTING WEEKEND FOR INGALL IN PERTH
Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall endured a weekend he would rather forget at the Bigpond 400, round four of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, at Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia this weekend.
After setting the fourth fastest time during practice on Friday Ingall endured a roller coaster ride for the remainder of the event.
The former series champion qualified in 14th place before moving up the order during the opening half of race one. Unfortunately, a malfunction with the air jack connection delayed him during his compulsory pit stop dropping him down the order. Ingall showed good pace to claw his way back to 11th at the chequered flag.
The second and third 50-lap races didn't get much better for Ingall. He was forced to endure a pit lane drive-through penalty for speeding in pit lane during both races and was also involved in an incident with Jamie Whincup which ended his race two campaign.
At the completion of the round Ingall was classified in 24th position and is currently 20th in the championship standings after four rounds.
Mark Winterbottom won all three races across the weekend to claim the round win ahead of Garth Tander and Jamie Whincup.
The next round of the championship will be held in Melbourne at Sandown International Raceway on June 7 -- 9.
WHAT HE HAD TO SAY......
Russell Ingall - #39 Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore "There aren't many words other than disappointing that describe the outcome of the weekend," said Ingall.
"I had some good pace at different stages but unfortunately things just didn't go our way.
"Considering the pace we had on Friday and in race one yesterday I honestly think I could have been a serious contender inside the top five - but it wasn't meant to be.
"I suffered the wrath of the officials following decision which was in my opinion quite average and had severe consequences for the overall result of our weekend. We don't believe that I was speeding in pit lane, and our telemetry confirms this.
"Now it is time to put this weekend behind us and look towards the next round at Sandown."