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Broc Feeney – Car #88
Qualifying, Race 11 – 12th (0:53.9434)
Qualifying, Race 12 – Fifth (0:53.6498)
Race 11 – Eighth
Race 12 – 11th

Championship standingsSixth (725 points)

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
Qualifying, Race 11 – 11th (0:53.8682)
Qualifying, Race 12 – Pole (0:53.4632)
Race 11 – Fifth
Race 12 – First

Championship standingsFirst (1087 points)


Broc Feeney – Car #88
“We rolled out pretty strong this morning. I felt like after every lap yesterday I was getting better, so I was looking forward to hitting the reset button today. The first qualifying session was looking decent for us, but then on our green run, we caught traffic at the end of the lap and they didn’t get out of our way, which ruined our chances of qualifying up the front. Although we started a bit further back for the first race, we bounced back in the second qualifying session, and put our car on P5. It wasn’t the best lap, but I felt like that was the area we were supposed to be in. I felt pretty decent after qualifying and I was ready to go in the races. I had a good start in the first race today. I got up a few positions, but then I made a mistake during the race, and ended up dropping back to P12. We had a late safety car in the race, and because of our pit stop strategy, we charged back up to P8. The second race wasn’t very good for us. I got into the mess on the first lap and was driven off the track and dropped back quite a bit. The car felt like it had really good pace, and once I got clear air I was one of the quickest cars on track. Following the late safety car, I tried to make some moves on the guys in front of me, but it felt like some of the guys got pretty desperate on the last couple of laps and it turned into chaos. I avoided a couple of big crashes on the last few laps, but it was really frustrating. Overall, it’s been a reasonable weekend, but we need to try and qualify better and stay out of the mess during the race.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
“Apart from our incident with (Mark) Winterbottom during qualifying this morning, it would have been a great weekend for us. The first qualifying session was really frustrating, but in the second qualifying session, we showed what we could really do. Although it was an awesome weekend, we still have some weaknesses. My race starts haven’t been great – I keep getting shockers, and our pit stops maybe aren’t quick enough to put the pressure on some of the other guys. Normally, it’s not a very strong track for myself, so it’s good to get a couple of wins here in Perth. I misread today’s last race a bit. After eight laps, daylight was third, and Will (Davison) and I were cruising along, not knowing that James (Courtney) had pitted. The team told me James was the leader, but I thought he still had to pit, so I stayed back and made sure I had clear air, and then they told me he had already pitted. I passed James at Turn 7 and then the safety car came out at Turn 3, so I was relieved to get that pass done.”