Phillip Island 400 – Day Three
Round 13 of the V8 Supercar Championship.
Format: One twenty minute qualifying session and a 200km race
Driver: Jason Bright
Weather: Overcast, moderate winds, 16 degrees.
Position: 9th: 1:31.5932
Fastest: Jamie Whincup: 1:31.1812
Driver: Jason Bright
Weather: Overcast, moderate winds, 15 degrees
Winner: Scott McLaughlin
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Bright was generally pleased with the handling of the Team BOC VF Commodore. The car showed similar characteristics to yesterday, with balance not perfect, but it was good enough to grab another top 10 qualifying result.
From ninth spot on the grid Bright battled understeer (losing grip at the front) with the car and dropped back to tenth at the start. When a safety car was called on lap 14, the team put fresh rubber and fuel into the Team BOC Commodore in super quick time, sending Bright back out in sixth. Still battling serious understeer, Davison managed to squeeze past but from there Bright used all his racecraft to hold off Percat and bring the car home seventh.
“It was a good result. We made a lot of changes overnight and compared to what we had yesterday, it was a ton of understeer. I felt very weak in places and it was killing the right front tyre all race. I knew I was going to be a bit of a sitting duck. Will (Davison) was always going to get a run at some point. When he got past I thought we’d be in trouble with Percat and the others behind me but I was able to use our strengths in a couple of spots and hold him off enough and then I had enough tyre life to gap him in the last couple of laps. It was a lot tougher than it could have been out there but I’m happy with the result!”
Sydney 500, 5-7 December
1. Jamie Whincup: 3094
2. Mark Winterbottom: 2642
3. Craig Lowndes: 2547
4.Shane Van Gisbergen: 2508
5. Scott McLaughlin: 2295
6. Fabian Coulthard: 2280
14. Jason Bright: 1734
1. Red Bull Racing Australia: 5691
2. Ford Performance Racing: 4940
3. Holden Racing Team: 4379
4. Brad Jones Racing: 4039
5. Norton Hornets: 3569
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Published: 16 November 2014.