BRIGHTY WAS "WALKING WOUNDED" Setting the fastest time in today's first sector of V8 Supercar qualifying has given Trading Post Racing hope for tomorrow after an otherwise annoying day for the team. Jason Bright's fastest qualifying lap,...
BRIGHTY WAS "WALKING WOUNDED"
Setting the fastest time in today's first sector of V8 Supercar qualifying has given Trading Post Racing hope for tomorrow after an otherwise annoying day for the team.
Jason Bright's fastest qualifying lap, which would have put him comfortably in the top ten, was discarded when a heavy crash brought out the red flag and Brighty had to settle for 18th on the grid.
After one stop in this afternoon's race the team looked to be heading for a top ten result, but a broken right front shock, damaged going over the curbs, put an end to that. He eventually limped home in 21st.
Qualifying for tomorrow's race starts at 11am.
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"We qualified a lot worse than we should have today; I'm very confident we've got a much quicker car than that and although the results don't show it, I'm pretty enthused about where we are. I think we've made up a lot of ground this weekend and tomorrow should be much better.
"I broke something on the curbs at the back chicane, possibly a shock; as soon as I came off the chicane I knew something was broken and from then on the car wasn't that pretty. Other than that I don't think it was too bad"
"I think Brighty's fastest time in the first sector is something to get excited about but we've got a few different things going wrong at the moment so we need to get on top of it.
"He was very unlucky in qualifying. He was four-tenths up on his fastest time when the red flag came out and it would have put him well inside the top ten.
"In the race he was running very close to Jason Richards and would have been easily 10th or 11th but once the damage was done he was just the walking wounded. It was a really tough day for the Trading Post Racing team."