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TRACK TIMES

QUALIFYING

TIME: 9:40-10:00

CONDITIONS: Sunny, dry

QUALIFIED: Position 19th – 1m11.3011

PROVISIAL POLE POSITION: Chaz Mostert – 1m10.4279

RECAP: It was a hot start to the first day of racing at the Gold Coast 600 with the usual combination of blue skies and track-side heat. A 20-minute qualifying session was first up but unfortunately Tim was held up in a train of traffic - missing out on the top ten shootout. The Freightliner Alliance Racing duo started the 300km race from p19. 

 

TOP TEN SHOOTOUT

TIME: 11:30-11:55

CONDITIONS: Sunny, dry

QUALIFIED: Position 19th – 1m11.3011k

SHOOTOUT RESULT:

POLE POSITION: Scott McLaughlin – 1m10.0786

 

RACE 26 / 102 LAPS / 300KMS

TIME: 15:00

CONDITIONS: Sunny, dry

FINISHED: Position 8th

FASTEST: Jamie Whincup / Craig Lowndes

RECAP: Ash got a solid start and quickly found his rhythm sitting comfortably in 19th. With a race that remained Safety Car free for the first section, Ash completed his stints with no trouble, handing car 14 over cleanly to Tim.

Sladey fought his way through the field, running solidly in the top ten. The only Safety Car of the race was deployed late in the race after a muffler fell off a car. The muffler was removed from the track but not before being collected by teammate Nick Percat who damaged a tyre in the process. Taking the opportunity to pit with 14 laps remaining it gave the team a chance to throw on some fresh tyres and battle to the end. Sitting 9th with three laps to go, James Courtney received a drive through for bad sportsmanship, elevating Slade and Walsh to 8th.

Qualifying, Top Ten Shootout and another 300kms of racing is on the schedule for tomorrow. Tim and Ash are eager to continue this top ten result at the final day of the GC600.

 

THE WORD FROM TIM

Day two here on the Goldy was a step forward for us. The car still isn’t feeling great and a little stiff, not flowing smoothly through the chicanes. Ash handed over the car in one piece and has been a consistent co-driver for me.

As there wasn’t as many safety cars during the race as we usually get, we were kind of just going round. I had quite a few on track battles which is always fun and managed to make my way up through the grid. Finishing in the top ten is a great step forward for us and I hope we can improve on this moving into tomorrow. A P8 is a great ending seeing as though we started in P19 so I’m pretty happy with that.

Bring on tomorrow and we’ll see what the day brings.”

 

COMING UP 

SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER

9:55-10:15 AEST – Qualifying

11:50-12:15 AEST – Top Ten Shootout

15:00 AEST – Race 27 / 102 Laps / 300kms

 

MEET TIM & ASH // WHEN & WHERE AT GOLD COAST 600

SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER

12:45-13:00 - Signing Session @ Freightliner Racing Merchandise Stand

Published: 26 October 2019.

#14 Tim Slade

Freightliner Racing

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