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Darwin Delight

The Bulls leave Darwin with a collection of podiums, a handful of wins, and one hell of a good time had! While the 12-month long wait begins until we’re next racing around Hidden Valley, we decided to catch up with the Bulls to get their take on the weekend that was.

For Shane ‘SVG’ van Gisbergen, a disappointing end to his race on Saturday was quickly erased, having claimed both race wins on Sunday.

“Right from Sunday morning you could tell there was an increased presence in the garage – we were hungrier than ever after some not-so-good results yesterday. Everyone just wanted to have a good day,” he said.

“We had our problems fixed from Saturday, and everyone was super focused. Right from the team briefing in the morning morning, we made good calls on the car, which really helped us all day.

“We didn’t quite have the speed of Will (Davison) in qualifying, but I knew our car would be good during the race.

“The racing was all about the start and I got three good starts all weekend which is surprising for me – it’s something I need to keep up.

“Overall, it was an awesome day for the team with a few wins and a few podiums, and a great day for our team points.”

Jamie ‘JDub’ Whincup’s Darwin farewell tour ended with a handful of third-placed trophies – not bad for an incoming retiree! After copping a few hits from rival drivers during both Sunday’s races, JDub was eager than ever to bounce back and place #88 on the podium.

“I couldn’t be happier with our results,” JDub said.

“The car was much better in the last race and was really competitive. In that last race, I qualified fourth and got turfed off at turn one, but I was able to bounce back from that and be a bit competitive and passed a few cars to get into a podium position.

“I had a good car and I had a bit of grunt as well, which is why I managed to get on the attack. I was a bit down from being hit from behind and losing some positions, so I was trying everything I could to make up those positions.

“It was a great day for team’s points as well. We’ve got to keep chipping away at that because there’s still a lot of water to run under the bridge, and a lot can happen between now and the end of the year, so the more points we can get now, the better for us.”