Team CoolDrive Tailem Bend SuperSprint Supercars Recap
26 Aug, 2019
RECAP – The Supercars Championship returned to Tailem Bend for the 2nd year running with an action-packed schedule. The rain stayed away but very low temperatures and heavy winds made for difficult conditions.
Macauley had a trying weekend. At times he showed glimpses of speed and felt competitive, but some unfortunate incidents set him back across the weekend. On Saturday Macauley finished 19th after being spun on the first lap and gaining 6 positions throughout Sunday’s race finishing up in 20th place.
Jones will head home to debrief with the team and work on a strategy to attack the only international Supercars race in Auckland on the 13th-15th of September.
Qualified: Position 18 - 1:49.7252
Pole Position: Chaz Mostert – 1:47.522
Race 21 – 120kms/24 Laps
Finished: Position 19 – 1:50.4435
Winner: Scott McLaughlin – 1:49.548
Qualified: Position 26 – 1:49.6414
Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:47.495
Race 22 – 200kms / 41 Laps
Finished: Position 20 – 1:50.4387
Winner: Scott McLaughlin – 1:49.5899
THE WORD FROM MACAULEY
“It was a tough weekend for the team and I, as the car had pace but a few errors were made on my end. Very frustrating as I had a fast race car. We made some positive steps forward with the car and set-ups and will continue to work towards these. The negatives are also positives as we are always learning from them and we will work on consistency. I’m very looking forward to heading to NZ in a few weeks times.”
ITM Auckland SuperSprint
13th-15th September 2019
Pukekohe Park Raceway
Pukekohe, New Zealand
1 – Scott McLaughlin, 2738 Points
2 – Chaz Mostert, 2165 Points
3 – Fabian Coulthard, 2152 Points
4 – Shane Van Gisbergen, 2122 Points
5 – Jamie Whincup, 1981 Points
22 – Macauley Jones, 807 Points
More photos and video recaps from the weekend are available on the Team CoolDrive Facebook page now!