Courtney top 10 at The Bend
On a cold and windy day in South Australia, James Courtney (No. 44 Boost Mobile Ford Mustang) qualified fifth and finished seventh in Race 28, his ninth top 10 since he joined the team earlier this year. Courtney said “It’s better than eighth but not as good as sixth. We struggled with push early in the race, and by the time we got it sorted out with the (anti-roll) bars, we had used the tyres up so we couldn’t really gain much more track position. Overall not a bad day, Broc did great in the rookie session, we led first practise, fifth in the Shootout, so pretty good all up, but we’d like to make tomorrow a bit better.”
In Race 29 James Courtney (No. 44 Boost Mobile Ford Mustang) followed Waters home in fourth place, and finished 10th in Race 30 after splitter damage hampered his race pace in the final race of the weekend. Courtney said “We had an electrical issue after the stop, the pit limiter wouldn’t release and it took ages to get going. It’s disappointing because we left our stop right behind Jamie (Whincup) and after this morning’s race we were hoping for a good result. We also had front splitter damage early in the second race, just put a hole in it which gradually got worse and worse as the race went. The good thing is quali was awesome going fifth and fourth, this morning’s race was good, and I had a good little scrap with (Bryce) Fullwood in the race to help Lee get by, he was quicker than both of us so I just parked up and waited for him to go through then I followed him, it was good fun and all in all a good weekend.”
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship next heads to its crown jewel and 2020 season finale, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the lone endurance race on the revised 2020 calendar. On-track action for Australia’s Great Race begins Thursday, October 15, ahead of the 161-lap endurance classic on Sunday, October 18.
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