Ford Performance Racing stars Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison looked like also rans at Queensland Raceway, and neither have held back on their thoughts.
Orrcon Steel driver Winterbottom has described the soft tyre-run event as “embarrassing,” while the sister entry of Trading Post Racing’s Will Davison admits that the team has some “homework to do.”
“It was challenging, and fairly embarrassing, really,” Winterbottom said.
“To almost be lapped really sums up the weekend and really rubs salt into the wound.
“We go back now and we learn again and make the car better. We really need to get a handle on the soft tyre. It’s not working for us. It’s pretty frustrating.”
Debuting his brand-new Falcon at QR, Davison was lapped in Sunday’s 200km race and was also frustrated with the speed of the car.
“It’s very disappointing,” Davison said.
“It’s one of the tougher weekend we’ve ever had. It’s our worst race weekend of the year. It’s never fine, and we’ve certainly got some homework to do.”
On the bright side, Winterbottom is confident that at the next two events at Phillip Island and Bathurst – both on the hard compound Dunlop tyre – they will be more competitive.
“I’m sure the next two rounds of the hard tyre, we’ll be quite competitive,” he said.
See below for Orrcon Steel’s post-event video.