Whincup: There’s light at the end of the tunnel

Triple Eight V8 Supercars driver Jamie Whincup says there is “light at the end of the tunnel” after finishing fifth in yesterday’s second race in Townsville.

The six-time V8 champion has had a terrible start to the 2015 season by his and Triple Eight’s lofty standards, having endured a four-race run of double digit results leading up to the Townsville event.

While still not on front-running pace in North Queensland, there were positive signs for Whincup, with a ninth on Saturday, and a fifth from P13 on the grid on Sunday.

“As I said at the start of weekend, we were aiming for the Top 10 so fifth was awesome,” he said.

“We ground out all weekend, and to be honest I couldn't be happier. The results sheet in qualifying didn't look good, but we found a massive gain in rear grip. It upset balance which meant we went slower, but we found a big gain which transferred into the race.

“There's still a long way to go, but there's light at the end of the tunnel. It was the first race for a long time I actually enjoyed.”

Whincup, who hasn’t finished on the podium in nine races, is still 391 points behind points leader Mark Winterbottom.

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Series Supercars
Event Townsville
Track Townsville
Drivers Jamie Whincup
Teams Triple Eight Race Engineering
Article type Breaking news