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TODAYS TIMES

Practice Three

Position: 14th – 1:09.4530s

Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:09.0645s

Qualifying

Qualified: 15th – 1:09.1609s

Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:08.5014s

Race 19 – 120kms / 40 Laps

Finished: 14th

Winner: Scott McLaughlin

 

COMING UP

Sunday 22nd July

10:40 – 11:00 – Qualifying

14:05 – 15:35 – Race 20 – 200kms / 67 Laps

 

THE RECAP

The sun was shining for today’s 120-kilometre race at the Queensland Raceway ‘Paperclip’. The opening race was led and won, start to finish by Scott McLaughlin, who managed to keep the three Red-Bull Holden Racing Commodores at bay.

 

Tim Slade got a great start to the race, and the team knew early that they would have Tim do a longer stint to give him better tyres to make a final dash to the finish line. Tim pitted on lap 23 and had 16 laps left to fight. He was in a battle pack in the latter laps but was struggling to get the Freightliner Commodore through the traffic. Tim said the Freightliner Racing Commodore was competitive and is eager to do some fine tuning overnight to get that little bit more out of it for tomorrow’s 200-kilometer race.

 

THE WORD FROM TIM

“It is hard to pass here at Queensland Raceway, you really need good speed to get past cars when the opportunity arises. It’s such a simple circuit, so drivers can tackle it a number of different ways depending on what works for their cars.”

“We were caught at the back of a battle pack, so it was Tander, Stanaway, Kelly and I all vying for position in the final laps. I was chipping away at the gap lap by lap; but didn’t have enough to make the moves.”

“The Freightliner Racing Commodore was competitive, so we really want to qualify in a better spot tomorrow as it makes that fight forward a little bit easier.”

 

MEET TIM – AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

Sunday 22nd July

11:40 – 11:55 @ Merchandise Alley

12:00 – 12:30 @ Team Transporters

Published: 21 July 2018.

#14 Tim Slade

Freightliner Racing

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