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The Bulls return to the streets of Surfers Paradise

Broc Feeney – Car #88
Practice 1 – 21st (1:12.4460)
Practice 2 – 19th (1:11.5378)

Championship standingsSixth (2074 points)

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
Practice 1 – Second (1:11.2401)
Practice 2 – Third (1:10.7416)

Championship standingsFirst (3082 points)


Broc Feeney – Car #88
“It’s pretty wild around this track. You certainly get pretty close to the walls around here which gets your mind thinking overtime. We got through our plan and are building up through the chicane sections which is where our deficit is.  We made a big gain in the second practice session but unfortunately we didn’t quite put a good lap together. Overall, I’m confident we can keep finding those improvements for tomorrow. There’s been plenty of times this year where we’ve been on the back foot in the practice sessions but we’ve managed to come back strong for the qualifying sessions. You really have to push the limits around here to get a good lap time. Especially at the chicanes, you really have to hit those tyre bundles and almost scrape those walls to go fast – that’s where I’ve been losing most of my time. It’s such a cool, crazy track and I’m looking forward to more of it tomorrow.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
“It’s certainly hot conditions out there, but all of our cooling systems in the cars have been working well. It’s been a huge week for us leading into the event so you really have to stay cool and conserve as much energy when you can, because the races on the weekend will be intense.  My car has been pretty good today. I thought I did a mint first sector in that last session, entered turn one with a bit more angle but I popped a kerb sensor. It’s a shame we haven’t improved that system after all of this time but it is what it is, and it’s the same for everyone. It’s certainly a worry heading into qualifying tomorrow but by the sounds of it most drivers are having the same problem. As drivers, you don’t know where the line is, so you’re going to have to wing it and hope for the best.”