HOLDSWORTH, RANDLE 10TH IN SHATTERING BATHURST 1000

Tickford Racing endured a devastating Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on Sunday, where the high finishing car was that of Lee Holdsworth and Thomas Randle (No. 5 The Bottle-O Ford Mustang) in tenth position.

Brothers Will and Alex Davison (No. 23 Milwaukee Racing Ford Mustang) battled an imbalanced race car back to 11th at the chequered flag.

The race’s lowlight came on Lap 122 when Cameron Waters (No. 6 Monster Energy Ford Mustang) and Chaz Mostert (No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang) collected each other at The Chase, triggering a Safety Car. The pair were battling over effectively third place, and both had been well in contention for the podium prior to the incident. However both were able to have their cars repaired and finish the race, Mostert a lap down in 16th, and Waters 13 laps down in 22nd. Mostert also broke the Mount Panorama race lap record at 2m04.76s.

Supercars returns to action in two weeks with the second leg of the 2019 Enduro Cup at the Gold Coast 600. On-track action begins Friday, October 25, with 300-kilometre races on Saturday and Sunday on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

DRIVERS’ VIEW
No. 5 The Bottle-O Ford Mustang
Warm Up: 2m06.20s, 16th
Race 25: 10th

Lee Holdsworth

“I felt like we did everything we could to bring home a result. It was looking good for a top three there, but (Fabian) Coulthard held us all up and the advantage we had with fuel was no longer after that, so that really screwed our race. I thought the guys did a brilliant job with strategy, Sammy (Scaffidi, engineer) gave us a good car, so really pleased with the performance of the team. And also Tom, he did a really good job. He was fast, he was mature, so really stoked with how he drove, and looking forward to Gold Coast. A top ten is not the way you want to finish a day where nothing really went too far wrong. The potential was there to be on the podium, so I guess we’ll take that positive and press on to Gold Coast.”

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