McConville back within reach of Top 10 in V8 Supercar Series after Eastern Creek Garry Rogers Motorsport's Cameron McConville has put himself within 19 points of breaking back into the top 10 in the V8 Supercar Championship Series after a 13th...
McConville back within reach of Top 10 in V8 Supercar Series after Eastern Creek
Garry Rogers Motorsport's Cameron McConville has put himself within 19 points of breaking back into the top 10 in the V8 Supercar Championship Series after a 13th place result in today's fourth round of the series at Eastern Creek.
The result moves the Victorian to 11th in the series as it now heads to China in a fortnight's time for the inaugural visit of the V8 Supercars to the international Shanghai circuit.
In today's opening 36-lapper, McConville struggled with pace in his #33 Repco Valvoline Cummins Commodore, the lack of front grip affecting his ability to carve his way through the field.
In the second he had a consistent race and ran home in 13th spot.
"The car was really not coping in the first race with finding any front grip when I got close behind any car in front," said McConville.
"We made a dramatic change for race two and the car was a bit nicer but we just haven't quite had outright speed all weekend."
In the team's #34 Commodore, Andrew Jones had another tough day.
In the first he was the victim of a bump from Alex Davison that crushed the car's exhaust and suffocated its ability to make power, costing 'AJ' some 15km/h on the straights and he wound up a lowly 28th.
In the second he found his car improved in its handling, though was an innocent party in a multi-car accident on the penultimate lap that damaged the car too badly to finish.
"I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Jones.
"The car had come on strong after struggling at the start. It looked like Jason Bright turned one of his own Britek cars around at turn nine and in the melee I got belted from behind by Winterbottom. That wedged me into the car in front and messed up the front of the car pretty decently."
The team will now head to China in two weeks time for the first visit by the category to the Shanghai circuit, which hosted the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix last year.