David Wall will be glad to see the back of today after things went from bad to worse for the Wilson Security Racing driver at Townsville.
A mechanical failure in the morning’s practice session saw a flurry of action in the garage as the crew patched the car up for qualifying, with Wall setting the 20th-fastest time.
With several hours before the race, Wall hoped to enter the 200km race a chance for the top ten but was beset with handling problems throughout the 70 laps, eventually finishing 21st.
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“To sum it up, it was a tough day.
“In practice we were looking pretty good there at the start. We ran our tyres from the day before and it was looking good. Then we went out one last time to assess a last change and unfortunately bent a damper on the right front. When I turned in at the fast left-hander I had no turn and into the fence we go.
“I feel like we’ve been chasing our tail ever since. The team did a very good job of getting the car back together for qualifying and we started 20th. Then we had a bit of time to look at it for the race and trim it up. I thought we were a lot better off than 20th but we got into the race and didn’t have anything. No confidence in the car, front or rear, so we’re looking for a good set-down to see what we find tonight.
“We managed to save some tyres for tomorrow so hopefully a few things fall our way for once and we can have a reasonable day.”