PERTH PERFECTION

Wow! What a week it’s been. I’ve done countless interviews about our win at Perth since Sunday but I’m still not really sure how to verbalise how I feel about that moment.

Sunday’s result was definitely one of the most rewarding of my career. I’ve been very lucky to drive for some of the biggest teams in the sport, but I really wanted to take on this new challenge. Erebus is a new team and we’re developing a new car. I can’t really express how amazing it has been to be a part of that process. To see and feel the results of all the hard work lately has been unreal. And now everyone else has seen that too. It’s something the whole team should be very proud of.

While the win is very rewarding personally, it’s the culmination of the entire team’s hard work. I’ve been working really hard and it’s been a tough start to the year but the entire team is there with me. We’re not shy of a challenge and we’ll keep pushing to make sure we get back on that top step of the podium again and again.

The race itself was perfect and I couldn’t ask for a better finish. As the laps were winding down, we were running on softs and you never quite know what they’re going to do.  I was totally focused on holding onto second position behind Craig Lowndes, looking after my tyres and agonising over every tiny detail on track.  With about eight laps to go I decided it was time to have a crack. By then I knew no one was on our tail so I didn’t have much to lose.

As I started to push a little harder, I noticed Craig have a little hiccup. I knew he must be having trouble with his tyres. It happened again and again and I knew it was on. I just had to stay calm and press on.  I eventually slipped past him and the rest is history.

A finish like that really is the icing on the cake. We raced for it and we earned it; that’s the ultimate satisfaction for a driver. It’s why I do this sport and why all the blood, sweat and tears are worth it.


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A BIG WEEK IN MOTORSPORT
01.06.2017
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
25.05.2017
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CONSOLIDATING CHAMPIONSHIP CHANCES
18.05.2017
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MOMENTUM BUILDING IN THE WEST
11.05.2017
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THE RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK
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TASSIE BOUND
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AGP TIME
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JUMPING IN THE DEEP END
09.03.2017
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THE SEASON OPENER IS HERE
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2017 TEST DAY WRAP
14.02.2017
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BATHURST 12 HOUR WRAP UP
10.02.2017
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2017 AUSTRALIAN MOTOR RACING SEASON IS UPON US!
03.02.2017
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SYDNEY FINALE
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PASSING IN PUKEKOHE
11.11.2016
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STACKING UP THE NUMBERS
28.10.2016
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CONQUERING THE MOUNTAIN
12.10.2016
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SUCCESS AT SANDOWN
21.09.2016
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POWERING ON TO SANDOWN
12.09.2016
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MID-SEASON
11.08.2016
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QUEENSLAND RACEWAY BLUES
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TAKING ON TOWNSVILLE
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THE WILD WEST
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TASSIE TRIUMPH
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HEADING SOUTH
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WE'RE BACK
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THE HOME STRETCH
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WELCOME TO BATHURST
08.10.2015
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PUSHING FORWARD IN QUEENSLAND
13.08.2015
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LESSONS FROM THE NORTH
08.07.2015
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WINTON WOES
19.05.2015
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PERTH PERFECTION
11.05.2015
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ONE YEAR LATER
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ROCKY START TO THE YEAR
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