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- 2019 V8 Supercar Championship Season - News - JUST ONE HOUR SHORT FOR TEAM BOC
News // JUST ONE HOUR SHORT FOR TEAM BOC

Miracles were in short supply at Team BOC today despite a mammoth 24-hour effort from the entire crew to fix the car before today's 102-lap race at the Gold Coast.

The repairs were within one hour of being complete when the pit lane opened, adding to the stress of fixing approximately $100k damage to the car including the front splitter, left and right rails, radiator, air induction, vents and all the major componentry.

Andrew Jones, who collided with the tyre barriers during yesterday's third practice session, pitched in along with main driver Jason Bright to try and get the car back on track this afternoon but the damage was too extensive.

The car will be back on track for tomorrow's qualifying at 10.55am.

Brad Jones
Team BOC Co-Owner
"We were short by maybe an hour, which is painful. It was just five minutes here and there, which all added up. It's very disappointing.

"I think one of the issues was when they got it back to the workshop last night it was even more damaged than we thought and then the problem is that when you're putting it together there are no holes drilled in the panels so it's much more difficult than just bolting a nut in.

"It wasn't about racing this afternoon. It was about making sure it was alright for tomorrow. Everyone has chipped in to try and get us there and I'm confident it will be just like it was when Jason was driving it on Friday morning but it would have been good to get a couple of laps in."

ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 - V8 Supercars C'ship - Races 30&31
SURFERS PARADISE STREET CIRCUIT
V8 SUPERCARS - Top Ten Shootout
01 Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia, 1:10.9569
02 James Courtney, Holden Racing Team, +0.0918
03 Garth Tander, Holden Racing Team, +0.2425
04 Tony D'Alberto, Team HIFLEX, +0.2783
05 Scott McLaughlin, Fujitsu Racing GRM, +0.5165
06 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O FPR Ford, +0.9893
07 Rick Kelly, Jack Daniel's Racing, +1.0755
08 Michael Caruso, Norton Hornets, Fastest Lap Invalidated
09 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, Excluded
10 Shane Van Gisbergen, TEKNO Team VIP, no lap

ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 - V8 Supercars C'ship - Races 30&31
SURFERS PARADISE STREET CIRCUIT
V8 SUPERCARS ? Race 30
In progress

Published: 26 October 2013.

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