Pye Rounds Out AGP with Top 5

Published: 25 March 2018
Scott Pye around the Albert Park Circuit.
Scott Pye around the Albert Park Circuit.

Pictured: Scott Pye around the Albert Park Circuit.

Scott Pye has rounded out the 2018 Australian Grand Prix with a fifth place finish in race 6 of the championship for Mobil 1™ Boost Mobile Racing.

Unfortunately for James Courtney, the day didn’t go quite as well, failing to finish after being turned around in the opening laps.

For Pye, who started in fifth, it was a relatively straight forward affair in comparison to his breakthrough race win Saturday evening.

He consolidated his fifth position off the starting line, and from there, sat comfortably for the rest of the 13-lap race.

After beggining to close the gap to Mostert in front, a safety car was called on lap eight, hurting the momentum he had.

He fought off challenges from both DJR Team Penske cars in the closing stages to bank another solid haul of points.

After JC’s qualifying lap was disallowed, he had to start out of 25th.

He was on a mission, passing seven cars in under two laps before being turned around by Goulding.

When Rick Kelly made contact with him while stationary, it caused too much damage to the front to continue.

Overall, it was another good weekend for the team.

Scott Pye’s win last night will stick with everyone for a long time, it was a special race.

Next up, we head to Tasmania after Easter to continue the season.

Scott Pye

“Today was solid, the car was really starting to come into its own just before the safety car, so it was a shame it came out when it did.”

“Another top-5 is a great result for the team, and really important in the overall picture of the championship.

“This is a weekend I won’t be forgetting anytime soon, and I can’t thank the whole team enough.”

James Courtney

“It’s disappointing to have the weekend end like it did, especially after how strong we were at the start.

“To pass that many cars so quickly showed the strength we had, so to not continue hurt.

“Overall, there were a lot of positive signs to take from the weekend, we are on the right track. Roll on Tassie.”