LATEST

Van Giz: We need to work on qualifying

Speedcafe.com

Sunday 19th June, 2011 - 6:17pm

Share:

SP Tools Racing Shane van Gisbergen

SP Tools Racing's Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen has proved to be one of the fastest drivers in the V8 Supercars field, but qualifying remains his 2011 weak point.

The SP Tools Racing Falcon driver won today’s Race 13 of the V8 Supercars Championship, storming past TeamVodafone’s Craig Lowndes with four laps remaining to take the win.

But van Gisbergen had to start the race from 12th, similar to his season average. Prior to this weekend’s event in Darwin, the rapid Kiwi’s average qualifying was between 13th and 14th – not the place you’d expect the guy running third in the championship to be starting each race …

“Week to week, I just can’t get the tyre to work at the front. I can’t get front grip and maximise the new tyre,” van Gisbergen said after his second career win.

“This morning, the car was fairly different to yesterday – not so much set-up wise, but feel wise, and I couldn’t adapt to it and I couldn’t get the best laps together.

“Saying that, we were only three tenths off pole, but that’s what the game’s like, it’s just so close.

“My qualifying average is 13th or 14th, and that’s the biggest thing that we need to work on. That’s been our focus at each round, and that has shown, we’ve qualified inside the top 12 the last few races.”

CLICK HERE for a full race report and results from the Skycity Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Speedcafe.com comment policy

Speedcafe.com reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

Some comments may require approval before being published which can take up to 48 hours.

For support, please contact [email protected]

Comments are closed.

Speedcafe.com has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally.

Read the Speedcafe.com promise
Newsletter

Subscribe to our daily newsletter, the best way to get your news first, fast, and free!