WILSON ROBBED OF TOP TEN FINISH Wow Racing went into this weekends Round 3 of the V8 Supercar Championship Series with high expectations. Brazilian driver Max Wilson was brimming with confidence with what he claimed was "the best car...
WILSON ROBBED OF TOP TEN FINISH
Wow Racing went into this weekends Round 3 of the V8 Supercar Championship Series with high expectations.
Brazilian driver Max Wilson was brimming with confidence with what he claimed was "the best car I have yet driven in this series".
Results from Friday's two-hour practice session gave the team huge confidence, with Wilson posting the 4th fastest time in the WOW Sight & Sound Commodore.
Saturday's qualifying session saw fall just short of the top ten by .05 of a second, placing car #45 in 13th position on the grid for race 1.
Four laps into race 1, Wilson's car began to experience brake problems, although pressing on, Wilson made up four places by lap six, settling into a rhythm whilst keeping pace with the leading bunch.
By lap 22 Wilson was experiencing even greater braking problems which resulted in a coming together with Garth Tander on the following lap at turn 6, resulting in both cars spearing off the circuit and into the sand trap and out of contention with Wilson finally crossing the line in 31st position with the job ahead of him for race two.
Race two saw Wilson start from the rear of the field, however it wasn't long before Wilson had made his way through the rear of the field into eighteenth position, a position he went on to maintain through to the finish line.
Race three again saw Wilson capitalise on his midfield start, working his way through into 6th.position by lap 43.
Lap 45, saw Wilson exit the circuit on turn 4 after an oil line fractured, resulting in Wilson being forced to park the WOW Sight & Sound Commodore in the in field, whilst registering a DNF for the final race of round 3 of the championship series.
"It was very much a mixed weekend" -said Wilson after the final race.
"We had all expected a far better outcome than the results show, and although we had a few unexpected problems with the car, I did the best I could do on this occasion".
"The pace out there this weekend was flat out for all three races and no one was prepared to give a centimetre anywhere on the circuit" - said Wilson.
"I know the team had done a great job in preparing the car for this weekend and although we still tend to lack a little straight line speed, I was hopeful of achieving a top ten finish in each of the three races".
"We will have to now regroup and prepare for round 4 of the series at Sydney's Eastern Creek in three week's time" - Wilson concluded.