PIT STOP DRAMA FOR BRIGHTY Damaged brakes on lap 14 of today's V8 Supercar race at Hamilton Street Track again prevented Jason Bright from stretching his legs in the Trading Post Racing Commodore. The team was keyed up about engineering ...
PIT STOP DRAMA FOR BRIGHTY
Damaged brakes on lap 14 of today's V8 Supercar race at Hamilton Street Track again prevented Jason Bright from stretching his legs in the Trading Post Racing Commodore.
The team was keyed up about engineering developments after yesterday's race but the compromised brake ducts, in addition to a pit lane incident and jammed wheel nut, dropped Brighty from a top ten result back to 16th.
V8 Supercars will next be in action two weeks from now at Queensland Raceway, Ipswich.
Trading Post Racing #14
"I'm not reading too much into that result at the moment. We copped a bit of damage to the front bumper in the pit stop when all the cars were backed up. That's what damaged the front of Paul Dumbrell's car as well. When you lose a chunk out of the front bumper and hit a few curbs you probably damage the brake ducts as well and our brake temperatures were definitely worse today than yesterday, which really hurt us. Brakes had been our strength and we really need to maximise our strengths.
"We also need to work on tyre life, which is what hurt us towards the end of that race, but no more than I would have expected. We've still got some work to do but it's just a matter of tuning now and getting it to work over the bumps."
"It was a pretty tough day for Jason. He had a wheel nut stick in the pit stop and couldn't get the left rear wheel off. He lost a heap of ground and really struggled from then. He just couldn't get around Dean Fiore, which opened the door for Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards to go around him."