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Feeney comes home strong, SVG penalised to close out Darwin

Broc Feeney – Car #88
Qualifying, Race 17 – Seventh (1:05.5210)
Qualifying, Race 18 – Third (1:05.0548)
Race 17 – 13th
Race 18 – Sixth 

Championship standingsSeventh (1059 points)

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
Qualifying, Race 17 – Fourth (1:05.4014)
Qualifying, Race 18 – Fifth (1:05.2320)
Race 17 – Third 
Race 18 – 21st

Championship standingsFirst (1581 points)


Broc Feeney – Car #88
“Our qualifying sessions were really good this morning. I didn’t fully maximise the first one and made a little mistake, but we made a small tweak between sessions which made the car really strong. We managed to qualify P3 behind Anton (De Pasquale) and Will (Davison) which was really encouraging because they were very fast in qualifying this weekend. The first race was no good, whatsoever. I had a terrible start which has been my weakness lately, then I got caught up in the pack. After our pit stop, I made a mistake and ran off the track, but overall, it was a race full of rookie errors that I don’t think should be happening anymore – I think I’m better then the way I drove in that race. We’ve been qualifying poorly and racing strong lately, but to qualify well and race poorly this weekend was really disappointing. The second race wasn’t too bad for us. I had similar pace to Chaz (Mostert) at the start, but then the front guys started gapping me. Our strategy was going well, I managed to get into third but I couldn’t hold on because the guys behind me changed four tyres in the pit stop. They got through on the last laps which was pretty tough. Even though it was my first time in Darwin, I need to do better overall.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
“Qualifying was average for us today. In all honesty, we didn’t have the pace compared to the guys next door, it’s as simple as that. The car felt good in both qualifying sessions, but that’s all we had. The first race today was tough. The leading cars held their position all day, and I couldn’t manage any more than third place, that’s why qualifying around here was so important. The team did a good strategy and we jumped (Dave) Reynolds, but that sums up the race; we caught the leaders but we couldn’t do anything to pass them. In the second race, I got a good start but that was basically it – I was just following everyone from that point on. It would have been an interesting race after the safety car, but I made contact with Davo (Will Davison) and we interlocked wheels which made me run wide into him, and caused some damage to the car.”