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TODAY’S TIMES

Race 20 – Sandown 500

Qualified: 8th

Finished: 16th

Winner: Garth Tander & Warren Luff

THE WORD FROM TEAM BOSS – BRAD JONES

Ash Walsh had a hugely impressive start to the race, going from 8th to 3rd on the very first lap. A huge accident for James Golding saw a safety car which eventually turned into a red flag as a tyre barrier needed lengthy repairs. Rain and pit stops saw the order change, and Ash handed the car over to Tim in a solid 4th place. The pit stop was investigated and Tim was later given a drive through penalty for not correctly doing up his belts after the driver change. He wasn’t the only one, however this put car #14 down the order, and Tim crossed the line in 16th place.

BRAD: “I thought the pace we had with the Freightliner Racing Commodore was fairly impressive. Ash clearly had a brilliant start. With the weather conditions we just got things a little wrong, and some others up front were in the same boat.”

“I felt there was two clear strategies for the race and the rain came at a time that didn’t match our ideal pit stop window, and allowed the people that stopped earlier to have a shorter stop than us. It was a difficult day but Ash drove really well and showed good pace, and Tim did the same thing.”

“At the end of the race the Freightliner Racing Commodore was one of the fastest on the circuit, so it was a disappointing result.”

COMING UP 

Round 11 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

The Bathurst 1000 – The Great Race

Mount Panorama, Bathurst

6 – 9 October 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1 – Shane Van Gisbergen - 2248

2 – Jamie Whincup - 2241

3 – Craig Lowndes - 2091

4 – Scott McLaughlin - 1989

5 – Mark Winterbottom - 1902

10 – Tim Slade - 1632

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Published: 18 September 2016.

#14 Tim Slade

Freightliner Racing

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