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LIVE DIARY: IPSWICH SUPERSPRINT SUNDAY

5:40pm – That’s all folks! Time to pack up and move on to the next one.

4:30pm – Don’t hear it from us, here are Shane and Jamie to tell us how their day went down:

SVG:

“I was pretty happy with my car in qualifying but that’s the best thing with our series, I was seventh but only a tenth off. In the race it was a decent first stint and we took the route of doing three equal stints like yesterday and were on track to finish fifth. Definitely the safety car helped us and got us a couple of spots there but just didn’t quite have enough to get to the front. The car was good but we were just a bit too far back.”

SVG Podium at QR

JW:

“The positive is we had a better day than yesterday, we did things right but disappointing result. We had the second quickest car as well. We were just getting too aggressive and it cost us a podium. Anyway, that’s the way it goes. We were lucky with that late safety car, we only dropped to fourth. We’ll take the points and move on to Sydney Motorsport Park where we’ll put all our efforts into having a better weekend.”

Jamie Whincup Queensland Raceway

3:40pm – Well done team, p3 for SVG and p4 for JW.

1:20pm – T minus 20 minutes until pit exit opens. It’s a line of Triple Eight cars down the inside into turn one off the grid. Watch out, F***s, we’re coming for you!

12:00pm – Final qualifying for the weekend done and dusted. “Much happier today, we got balance”, Jamie said. He improved from yesterday and will be starting from p3. Shane unfortunately didn’t improve on his last flyer but he’ll be just one row behind his teammate in p5.

10:40am – Just under an hour ’till qualifying. The boys have spent the morning meeting our team partner guests and fans but now it’s time to get focused!

9:00am – FAST FACT – SVG scored his first QR race win last year from 5th on the grid.

7:50am – Our kind of morning exercise ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pit stop practice Ipswich

6:30am – Happy Sunday! Ready to do it all again? We are!

Sunday QR on track schedule