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- 2019 V8 Supercar Championship Season - News - GETTING THE RIGHT BALANCE
News // GETTING THE RIGHT BALANCE

THE FACTS:

Sydney Motorsport Park SuperTest

Day One: Three Test Sessions - Session 1 (2 ½ hours), Session 2 (1 ½ hours) & Session 3 (3 hours)

Day Two: One Test Session – Session 1 (2 hours) & Full Field Shootout

Weather: Saturday, sunny and 28 degrees & Sunday, sunny and 36 degrees

Non-Championship Event

RESULT SNAPSHOT:

Driver: Jason Bright

Day One:

Session 1: Position 13 – 1:31.0678 / Fastest: Rick Kelly - 1:30.5886

Session 2: Position 6 – 1:31.4234 / Fastest: Rick Kelly - 1:30.1922

Session 3: Position 16 – 1:30.3024 / Fastest: Todd Kelly - 1:29.5352

Day Two:

Session 1: Position 18 – 1:30.9490 / Fastest: Mark Winterbottom - 1:29.5803

Shootout: Position 7 – 1:31.1873 / Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1:30.6583

THE STORY:

After unveiling our PPG paints show-stopping new livery this weekend, the focus quickly turned to tyres. On day one the feeling was that no teams had many good tyres to work with and newer tyres only came out at the final session of the day. Team BOC used the first day to fine tune the VF Commodore and try a few new things which the team found valuable. They were able to get a good read on the car and used the test conditions to their advantage.

The track conditions were hot for the Sunday two hour test session. The shootout was contested in the hottest part of the day and with green tyres being used Jason was eager to put the Team BOC car through its paces. He finished the shootout in 7th position proving the car has a lot of potential.

DRIVER QUOTES:

Day One:

“It is the usual story of testing; we’re running on rubber that is previously used and you don’t know where everyone stands until you’re all testing on new tyres. At least we’ll get to do that tomorrow, that’s just the game we play. You end up trying to figure out a car using tyres that you wouldn’t use to race on so it’s tough. We were up there in 2 of the 3 sessions today and then we used hard tyres in the last session and whilst it was respectable it doesn’t really show anything yet.”

Day Two:

“The car is good, again it has been hard to get a read with using the old tyres. Everyone has been slipping and sliding, with the track being so hot this afternoon. I feel like we have done a good job, it is all about getting the right balance.”

Published: 08 February 2015.

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