TASSIE TRIUMPH

 

Hi guys,

Wow, what a ride! We had an amazing round at Tasmania last week. It had been a bit of a slow start to the year as I adjusted to the new Tekno Commodore. With limited testing and a whole new group of people to work with, it had taken me a few races to get a handle on the car.

We were lucky to have the non-championship round at the Australian Grand Prix last month, which gave us the opportunity to essentially test out a bunch of different things, so I was hopeful that would pay off at the second championship round at Tasmania. And you know what? I was right!

We had great pace right from the get-go at Tassie. From practice, through to qualifying, the car was amazing.We started fifth for Saturday’s race and converted that raw speed into serious race pace to take third – our first podium with Tekno. That was a huge confidence booster for everyone at the team, including me.

So when we rolled out on Sunday for qualifying, we were feeling pretty good. The car felt amazing and I was ecstatic to take pole position. Unfortunately we later copped a two place grid penalty because of an incident with James Courtney. I had no idea any cars were on track on fast laps and I certainly never meant to hurt anyone else’s chances to put down a great lap. So it was disappointing not to have been credited with the pole position, but the day had a funny way of repaying me in the end anyway!

So starting from third place on the grid for the last race, the car continued to get better and better. Some drama in the late stages really shook things up and I found myself in the lead with only four laps remaining. I just kept my cool and was able to bring it home for my first win with Tekno. It was a fantastic result and it’s a sensational feeling to be properly competitive again.

To get a win so early in the year puts us in a really great place in the championship and I can’t wait to get back out there and keep pushing.

Cheers,


Will 

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