Race 4 – 70km/13 Laps
Winner: Jamie Whincup
Race 5 – 130km/25 Laps
Winner: Scott Pye
THE WORD FROM TIM
Mixed conditions at the Supercars Melbourne 400 today kept teams and fans alike on the edge of their seats. Tim had another solid day, moving forward in both races to score a 10th and 4th place finish.
The latter race saw rain fall with 10 laps remaining, with half of the field pitting for wet weather tyres and half of the field electing to stay out, it was all about who made the right move. Tim was part of the front-running group who elected to stay out and test their driving skills in the wet and darkening conditions, but with rain easing, the ones who stayed out reaped the rewards.
One final 70km race to wrap up the Melbourne 400 tomorrow, underway at 1:45pm!
“The car speed was really good in the races today. We found something overnight which has helped us gain that little bit more we wanted today. I got shuffled around there in the second race. When the rain came after everyone had pitted in the second race we made the right call to stay out and brave the wet conditions on slick tyres.
“The track has a reasonable amount of grip even in the wet, the challenging thing is that you need to be careful of the painted lines. There are plenty of painted lines that have been painted over in black, so you can’t see them all that well, especially with the poor visibility the rain and darkness brings.”
“It was a great result by the whole Brad Jones Racing unit today, team-mates Percat and Blanchard finished 3rd and 11th respectively so its been a solid day for the team.”
“Starting 13th tomorrow which isn’t ideal being such a short race, but we’ll see what we can do!”
Sunday 4th March
13:45-14:15 – Race 6 – 70km/13 Laps
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Published: 24 March 2018.