Lansvale Racing Albert Park race one report

Lansvale Racing Team Netspace V8 Supercar Showdown Race One Fosters Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne - March 1-3. McConville's Grand Prix Race Ends Early March 1, 2002 - Lansvale Racing Team V8 Supercar driver Cameron McConville failed to...

Lansvale Racing Team
Netspace V8 Supercar Showdown Race One
Fosters Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne - March 1-3.

McConville's Grand Prix Race Ends Early

March 1, 2002 - Lansvale Racing Team V8 Supercar driver Cameron McConville failed to finish the first Australian Grand Prix V8 Supercar support race held at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit today.

The ten lap race saw the 28 year old Victorian driver start strongly from his 18th spot on the grid, racing up to 16th position by the fifth lap. On lap 8, plumes of smoke filled the inside of the car while McConville was making his way past Lowndes and Weel into 14th position.

The Lansvale Racing VX Commodore driver quickly slowed the car down and nursed it back to the pitlane, where his pit crew discovered that an oil line had loosened itself, pouring oil onto the exhaust and causing the plumes of thick white smoke. With such a significant oil leak, continuing the race was simply not an option considered by McConville.

"It is a shame that we had a problem, the car felt good and I was catching the pack ahead - if we would have made it through the ten laps we would have easily started the year with a top 15 finish," McConville said. "It was a shame to finish so early, I felt that the car was getting better with every lap," He added.

The race was won by HRT driver Jason Bright ahead of Steven Johnson and Russell Ingall.

The Lansvale Racing Team will be back in action in front of a massive Australian Grand Prix crowd tomorrow at 2:25pm.

-lrt-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Steven Johnson , Jason Bright , Cameron McConville , Russell Ingall