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Perth SuperSprint - Qualifying Success: Sunday Recap

6 May, 2018


Practice Four

Position: 13th – 55.7012

Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 55.2686s
Qualifying Part One

Position: 6th

Qualifying Part Two

Position: 11th – 55.4125s

Qualifying Part Three

Position: N/A

Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 54.9054s
Race 12 – 200kms/83 Laps

Finished: 24th

Winner: Scott McLaughlin


Tim’s qualifying result of 11th was his best result since Phillip Island 2013. Tim worked his way through two of todays’ qualifying sessions and only missing the third by 0.02 of a second. Tim’s race was unfortunately marred with pit stop dramas, with the car jacks having a fail at the first stop, causing damage to the car which impacted Tim throughout the race. He dropped down the order to finish in 24th.

“I’m really happy with our qualifying efforts today, the CoolDrive Commodore worked really well for us and just turned on when it needed to. The track was still drying up from some earlier rain and was quite cool, so it was the perfect conditions for us.”

“During our first pit stop the car didn’t jack up like it usually does, the rear did, but the front didn’t. The team dropped the car causing damage to the rear. We didn’t realise the extent but during the next two stops everything seemed to happen a lot slower than usual, so we lost a lot of time.”

“After the last stop one of the wheels was shuddering and after about ten laps (on lap 57) the wheel came off the CoolDrive Supercar, so I had to limp the car back to the pits and have the team fit another. It was a pretty shocking day after such a good qualifying result.”


1 – Scott McLaughlin - 1247

2 – Shane Van Gisbergen - 1089

3 – David Reynolds - 1079

4 – Craig Lowndes – 1053

5 – Jamie Whincup - 979

24 – Tim Blanchard – 350


Round 6 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Winton SuperSprint – BJR’s home track!

18 – 20 May

Winton Motor Raceway, Victoria

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