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LIVE DIARY: PERTH SUNDAY

Jamie Whincup – Car #1
Practice 4 – First (Fastest Time: 0:55.2686)
Qualifying – Second (Fastest Time: 0:54.9326)
Race 2 – Sixth
ChampionshipFifth (979 points)

“In Qualifying we made a gain during the run and just went hard, we did our quickest time when we needed to, right at the end. The one-two grid lockout was a great result for the team and it put us in good stead for the race. However, we just de-tuned our car, it had absolutely nowhere near the pace needed today, I was just hanging on to the thing. It had no tyre life and we just had to keep creeping back through the field. To win these races you have got to be quick and we were far from that today.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
Practice 4 – Fourth (Fastest Time: 0:55.3315)
Qualifying –  First (Fastest Time: 0:54.9054)
Race 2 – Fifth
ChampionshipSecond (1,089 points)

“Qualifying was alright today, we were straight through to Q2 which was good and then we got pole but I don’t remember how it played out. I had a rubbish start in the race and then we had to stack in the pit stop which was no good. We had a heap of fuel on board while we were out the back and we were just stuck in traffic so we decided to be aggressive, we had the tyres. It’s a hard one, I think we did the right thing in stacking but if it was at the front we would’ve been able to race the front so it was a weird one. The last stop was good, we had better tyres than the others and we were able to come through but again, the stacking killed us. Autobarn Lowndes Racing did a good job, they stacked as well and got up the front. It’s alright, it’s my worst track and I finished with a third and a fifth so that’s good.”

1224 Debrief, lunch and strategy meeting up next.

1215 Yeeeeeew POLE!! JDub will be lining up on the front row in 2nd! Yew, bring. It. ON!

Craig Lowndes performs during the fifth stop of the Supercars Championship in Perth, Western Australia, on May 4th, 2018.

0942 Aim of the game achieved! Good job team, JDub finished 1st and SVG 4th. We’ll be watching teammate Lowndesy in Q1 and hopefully he’ll be joining us in Q2.

0900 It’s going to be a wet start to practice 4. Aim of the game – get into the top 10!

0835 What happened, Perth? We feel like we have woken up somewhere else this morning!

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0700 Good morning from a soggy Barbagallo. This could mix things up toady. Last day here in WA and it’s all about the on track action!

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