Despite a testing Australian Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing Australia have clinched a top five finish, Jamie finishing fifth overall in the event’s points tally.
Having been off the pace all week, the No.1 Commodore showed its best hand in the fourth and final 12-lap race, but was never in a position to challenge the frontrunners, finishing fifth.
“There was plenty of action in that race,” JDub said. “At the end of the day, we improved the car and we put our best foot forward in the last race, but we just still weren’t good enough pace-wise. I was pushing pretty hard, but could only just hang onto the guys at the front. There was no chance of being able to put them under any pressure.
“All in all, we’ve got a straight car, which is a good thing. We learnt a lot trying to go fast this weekend. Any top five, you can’t be disappointed with, but we expect to be on the podium and we weren’t this weekend, so we’ll go away and do what we always do, try to improve and see if we can come out stronger next time.”
Meanwhile, the event took a turn for the worse as Lowndesy was innocently caught up in the first lap commotion, leaving him with steering damage and ultimately ending his race.
“It was a very short and sharp race for us,” he said. “We got caught up in the starting procedure and into turn one we got tagged from the back. We got spun around, which wasn’t so bad, but then unfortunately Jason Bright got caught up with the whole thing and that was the end of the race for us. We damaged the car enough and being a short race there was no point fixing it, but we live to fight another day.
“Tasmania in two weeks will be good. We had a strong run there last year, so I’m looking forward to getting back there and getting out of this weekend to see what we can do.”
With the Tasmania Super Sprint round just two weeks away, the team will head back to the Brisbane headquarters and work towards another Apple Isle clean sweep.