STACKING UP THE NUMBERS

WE ENDED up having a pretty frustrating weekend on the Gold Coast.
 
It wasn’t the way we’d hoped to battle for the 2016 Pirtek Endurance Cup but things didn’t go our way and ultimately we didn’t have the speed we expected, so in the end, second in the Enduro Cup was a good result.
 
Track position is everything in racing. With strategies playing out up and down the field, it makes it pretty frustrating that the category insists on the pits being open during safety car periods.

It allows half the field’s race to be compromised (or potentially destroyed) every time there is a safety car.

Handing one group of cars an artificial advantage while disadvantaging the other group, has nothing to do with car speed or driver ability, it’s just luck and sometimes it works for you, other times it doesn’t.

We saw that scenario play out on the weekend at the Gold Coast when a number of people’s races were compromised by having to ‘stack’ in the pits under the safety car, included me.

The answer is simple: close the pits during a safety car intervention.

It’s definitely frustrating to look back at those races and this, ‘what if’. But until they change that rule, that’s the way it goes.

All in all, the scoreboard in my first season with Tekno reads one Bathurst win, second in the Endurance Cup and now fifth in the 2016 Supercars Driver’s Championship.
 
 
My aim now is to move back up at least one more spot in the championship before the end of the season, which is now just two race meetings away.

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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
20.04.2017
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TASSIE BOUND
06.04.2017
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AGP TIME
23.03.2017
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JUMPING IN THE DEEP END
09.03.2017
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THE SEASON OPENER IS HERE
01.03.2017
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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
09.12.2016
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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
27.07.2016
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TAKING ON TOWNSVILLE
18.07.2016
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THE WILD WEST
13.05.2016
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TASSIE TRIUMPH
08.04.2016
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HEADING SOUTH
31.03.2016
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WE'RE BACK
16.03.2016
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THE HOME STRETCH
18.11.2015
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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
15.04.2015
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ROCKY START TO THE YEAR
16.03.2015
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