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SVG hunts down Davison to win the Townsville 500 opener

Broc Feeney – Car #88
Qualifying, Race 19 – Eighth (1:14.0831)
Race 19 – Seventh

Championship standingsSeventh (1155 points)

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
Qualifying, Race 19 – Pole (1:13.3674)
Race 19 – First

Championship standingsFirst (1731 points)


Broc Feeney – Car #88
“It was great to get back into the shootout this morning. I had a pretty strong first run in qualifying and got up to P3. Although I didn’t improve on the second run, I still made it into the shootout which was awesome. I didn’t have all green tyres in the shootout, but overall I thought it was a pretty good lap. I made a little mistake at turn three and lost quite a lot of time, I almost thought I was heading for the fence but I still ended up P8. I think we could have been a bit higher on the grid without that mistake which is a shame, but overall it’s good to be back in a shootout again. It’s such a cool place to do a shootout lap – I really enjoyed it and hopefully we can do it all again tomorrow. I think we did what we could in the race and the pace we had was indicative to where we finished the race. I almost got hit into the fence on the first lap and I thought my race was going to be downhill from there. The car hung on well over the 88-laps, but it’s a credit to the crew in the garage – having the cars endure what they do for 250-kilometers without any significant damage to the car is a great thing and a testament to the hard work by the guys and girls in the team.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
“It was a fun race out there. I was closing in on Will (Davison) in the closing stages and I was on the radio a lot to my engineer Andrew (Edwards) to make sure I could catch him towards the end. I wanted to get to Will with five laps to go in the race, and I managed to get there in time – the target was perfect. We suffered a bit of pain in the middle stint and we ran pretty long, but it was short term pain for long term gain, and it feels really good that we managed to catch them in the end. The shootout was good and bad. I couldn’t get the tyres switched on and I thought I drove poorly, but my car is so fast, but it’s hard to drive. I probably need to de-tune it so I can drive a bit smoother and more accurate tomorrow, and hopefully still be up the front.”