Well Round 10 was certainly a mixed bag!
Friday’s 6pm practice session was interesting, as It was my first time in the car in the dark and as a kid I was afraid of the dark so it was certainly a new experience for me. It was quite challenging, you feel like you’re going a lot faster than you normally do.
It certainly made it hard to hit your markers and spot your exits and a couple spots in particular; you needed to keep focused because of curb strikes, so that made it tricky. It was all part of the challenge though, and I’m sure it looked pretty cool.
I don’t think I did the best job during practice, I made a couple of mistakes on my new tyre run and ended up going faster on old tyres, which is a very rare thing around SMP – I finished up tenth.
Saturday was a busy day with Practice 2, followed by three qualifying sessions. With combined results from practice 1 (10th) and practice 2 (12th), I then took to the first qualifying session from 15th to finish eighth.
I started Saturday’s SuperNight race from eight and finished up seventh. Unfortunately, I got a really bad start again. I need to look at whatisgoing on, because something isn’t working for me. I dropped a lot of spots off the line so I was on the backburner straight away, trying to defend and move forward.
I passed a couple of cars but didn’t make much headwayto the leaders but I knew wewere going to have an effectivestrategy and good fuel time. We ended up the fastest in pit lane,which was a really great effort from our team. I’m really looking forward to the next one and I think we’ve learnt enough to moveforward after this weekend!
Next stop, OTR SuperSprint, The Bend, South Australia; August 24 – 26!
Hope to see you there!