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Eseries Recap: Round 9

Get SVG & JDub’s rEcap from the second-last stop of the Eseries at Michigan Speedway! 

“I had a lot of fun last night at Michigan. Fortunately, I had a heap of Omen gear waiting for me when I arrived back in Australia, so I spent the first few days of my quarantine setting up my simulator here which is quite different to my one back in New Zealand. It was a bit hard to get used to at first, but I think my sim is where I want it to be now – being an oval track last night made it a bit easier, but next week will be tough one. I think we’re at Oran Park & Bathurst next week, so I’ll be getting some laps under my belt ready for the final round. The first two races last night were good. I got caught in a bit of action in both but managed to come back through the field. The reverse grid race was a lot of fun coming from the back. In the last race, we definitely made a bit of an error by not understanding the new rule and we pitted twice, which really hurt us. We’ll get on top of that and make sure we make no further mistakes for the final round next Wednesday night. It’ll be a bit of a fight between Scotty (McLaughlin) and myself, but I’m really looking forward to it.”
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Shane Van Gisbergen
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“It’s been a pretty full on week for me this week. In between moving houses and numerous Supercars commission commitments, unfortunately I didn’t have a heap of time to practice on the sim this week, which obviously showed in my results. In saying that, I really enjoyed the Michigan Speedway oval. The racing is so technical and it’s all about positioning the car well. For last night’s races, you could say I was on for a couple of good results…but crashed out. The truth is, I think I started more trouble than I received – that was my bad. I copped a penalty for driving on the pit exit line which really cost me and ended up bleeding out at the front of the pack to end up a lap down. I decided to stay there and help SVG where I could although he didn’t need it. It would be nice to finish this crazy Eseries championship with a good result next week at Oran Park, back at a track I’m very familiar with. Bring it on.”
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Jamie Whincup

Eseries Round 9 Results

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97

  • Race 1 (Michigan Speedway) – First
  • Race 2 (Michigan Speedway, reverse grid) – First
  • Race 3 (Michigan Speedway) – 14th
  • Eseries Championship Standings – First (2165 points) 

Jamie Whincup – Car #88

  • Race 1 (Phillip Island) – 30th
  • Race 2 (Interlagos) – 31st
  • Race 3 (Interlagos, reverse grid) – 25th
  • Eseries Championship Standings – 22nd (816 points)