Team CoolDrive Phillip Island Supersprint Supercars Recap
15 Apr, 2019
THE RECAP AND WORD FROM MACAULEY
The Mustangs continued to show their dominance at Phillip Island this weekend, and no matter how hard the Holden teams tried to hunt them down, they were not successful in putting a stop to the Shell V-Power Racing Team’s dominant weekend.
For Team CoolDrive’s Macauley Jones, the weekend was a continuous improvement. He scored his best result of the season so far, with an 18th placing during Saturday’s race, followed by a 21st in Sunday’s race, and overall was happy with how the car improved over the course of the weekend. The team have always classed the picturesque Island circuit as one of the harder tracks for the team to tackle, and for some of the other dominant teams like Triple Eight, the results showed that the usual leaders were also having their battles.
After the two back to back events, the team now get a short break before heading to Perth for the SuperNight event.
“We’d worked on the car all weekend to improve the balance and rear grip. The opening practice sessions left a lot to be desired, but we’ve just kept chipping away at it and the balance has certainly improved as the weekend progressed. I feel like the car improved session on session.”
“We had a result of 18th on Saturday which was the best result of the season so far, it’s something we want to improve on and be getting those results and better, more often. For Sunday’s race, I had a lot of understeer which made it really hard to pass out there.”
Saturday 13th April
Race Nine (120kms / 27 Laps)
Winner: Scott McLaughlin
Sunday 14th April
Qualified: 22nd – 1:31.6205s
Race Ten (200kms / 45 Laps)
Winner: Fabian Coulthard
1 – Scott McLaughlin - 1058
2 – Fabian Coulthard – 934
3 – Chaz Mostert - 815
4 – Shane Van Gisbergen – 802
5 – David Reynolds - 791
24 – Macauley Jones - 294
Round 5 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Pirtek Perth SuperNight
Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway, Perth
2-4 May 2019
With the Easter break just around the corner, Macauley and Team CoolDrive wish everyone a very happy Easter and to be safe when travelling on the roads during the busy holiday period!
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