Queensland: GRM Sunday race report

GRM plugs on in Queensland 300 Garry Rogers Motorsport drivers Cameron McConville and Andrew Jones both moved through the field in today's Queensland 300 to finish 17th and 21st respectively in the 90-lap seventh round of...

GRM plugs on in Queensland 300

Garry Rogers Motorsport drivers Cameron McConville and Andrew Jones both moved through the field in today's Queensland 300 to finish 17th and 21st respectively in the 90-lap seventh round of the V8 Supercar Series.

The duo qualified 30th and 32nd respectively but their levelheaded approaches to the mini-endurance race helped lift the Repco Valvoline Cummins Commodores higher up the field, McConville passing nearly half of the field in the process.

"My car was quick early and I was able to make up some spots," said McConville.

"Late in the race I was struggling with rear tyre grip and before that I stalled leaving my pit stop so that cost me a few places.

"We just chipped away. It was a consistent weekend without being blindingly fast. I had a bit of a dice towards the end with Rick Kelly and Craig Baird, which was a bit of fun - we were all struggling with a lack of rear grip.

"Overall, it was a satisfactory result considering where we started on the grid."

Jones also reported a lack of overall speed but the result moved him up two spots in the championship points.

"I had no major dramas all race but we really struggled with entry and mid- corner understeer. With no front grip like that you just have to grit your teeth and do the best with what you have got.

"To finish and get some points while others were having problems is the aim of the day. It's better than having a damaged car or making a driver error and sitting in a sandpit."

The next round of the V8 Supercar Series will be at Oran Park Raceway in Sydney in three weeks' time.

-grm-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Cameron McConville , Andrew Jones , Rick Kelly , Garry Rogers
Teams Garry Rogers Motorsport