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Super-Shane climbs 20 positions to clinch AGP podium 

Broc Feeney – Car #88
Qualifying, Race 8 – Eighth (1:46.8074)
Qualifying, Race 9 – 11th (1:45.8482)
Race 6 – Eighth 

Championship standingsFifth (427 points)

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
Qualifying, Race 8 – Third (1:46.3833)
Qualifying, Race 9 – Sixth (1:45.6145)
Race 6 – Third 

Championship standingsFirst (626 points)

Broc Feeney – Car #88
“This morning’s qualifying session wasn’t too bad for me. It was my first time on the hard tyres after missing out on my hard tyre runs yesterday due to my crash. I qualified P8 in the first qualifying session and P11 in the second qualifying session after making a small mistake on my last lap. It wasn’t where we hoped to be, but as the race showed today, there’s plenty of opportunity within strategy, and not to mention the tyre degradation is quite high, so I’m still not in a bad spot. It was a great strategy by the team in today’s race. I don’t think anyone expected the degradation to be so severe, or for our strategy to play out as well as it did, but it was a great race. We got a good bank of points after moving up eleven spots,  but when you see a performance like Shane put on today, I’ve still got a lot to learn. Those first couple of laps I just needed to put myself in a better position and claim some early positions, but overall I’ll definitely take eighth from seventeenth.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
“I had a lot of fun out there today – the most fun in a race in a long time. I knew today was going to be tough starting at the back. I tried to think like a backmarker and do the opposite as everyone else, but they all started on soft tyres too so that didn’t really work, but we managed to carve through the field in the first few laps. I had a feeling it was going to be quite hard when we put on the hard tyres from what we saw in practice, but not to the extent we were seeing. My tyres were a little better than others, so I kept pushing forward and it worked well for us in the end. Heading into tomorrow’s races, our strategy will change because we’re starting up the front of the grid. We’ll have to think about what we do, and I hope other teams adopt different strategies as well, not just soft-hard [tyres], but it will be interesting to see. I’m looking forward to it.”