TRADE-OFF AS BRIGHTY BANKS ON LESSONS LEARNED Jason Bright made his second top-ten shoot-out of the season today but Queensland Raceway was brutal on his Trading Post Racing tyres during the 120km race. Opting for used tyres in the shoot-out...
TRADE-OFF AS BRIGHTY BANKS ON LESSONS LEARNED
Jason Bright made his second top-ten shoot-out of the season today but Queensland Raceway was brutal on his Trading Post Racing tyres during the 120km race.
Opting for used tyres in the shoot-out and saving his greens for tomorrow, Brighty started ninth and then spent 38 laps on the defence from the likes of Will Davison and Russell Ingall as his soft tyre died off.
Bright says the team traded off the result today for the sake of tomorrow, when they can apply all today's lessons about the new soft tyres. Qualifying starts at 10.15am.
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"We compromised in qualifying because we're still learning this set-up and didn't think we could put our best foot forward today. Now we've got two sets of greens for tomorrow and we've learnt a lot today. That's the philosophy we've been taking for the last few rounds: taking a step backwards to go forwards and I can see it happening. We'd rather be consistently winning races in the near future than focusing on getting a result right now.
"Those last couple of laps were pretty exciting but that's what I think this soft tyre is going to do for us. I'm really happy with where we ended up. I was very concerned before the race about tyre life because we're running a very different set-up to what we've been running. I think we've made up some ground since yesterday and I'm pretty satisfied with the steps we've made and I know there's still a lot more to come."
"It was a fantastic last few laps; quite exciting to watch. Jason was driving a very defensive race towards the end there and I think he really did a good job to defend with Will Davison and Russell Ingall all over him.
"The result is a little disappointing after starting ninth but we've gained a lot of knowledge for tomorrow's race. It was a very conservative strategy; the guys in front of us went for two tyres whereas we took on four, which cost us around four seconds in the pit lane."