Sunday Debrief: Sandown SuperSprint

Published: 21 March 2021
Bryce battled with no-wiper blade in the final race.
Bryce battled with no-wiper blade in the final race.

Pictured: Bryce battled with no-wiper blade in the final race.

Race 4

Chaz Mostert: 6th
Bryce Fullwood: 15th

After starting from third, Chaz had a blinder of an opening lap, leading at the end of it.

He led for the first period of the race, before scrapping it out with Cam Waters after the stops. They went toe-to-toe before contact between the two at turn 1 sent Waters pirouetting in a full 360 as Chaz had a crack at the move. Chaz redressed, but by that time, the group behind had caught up, an Whincup got by for the final podium position.

While it was wet in the first half of the race, Bryce charged into the top-10. Once the track dried up, and the field went to slicks halfway through, Bryce lost a bit of balance, before finishing 15th.

Race 5

Bryce Fullwood: 13th
Chaz Mostert: 24th

The wettest conditions of the day greeted the final race of the weekend, and Bryce was on the back foot from the opening lap with a mechanical issue to his windscreen wiper.

With next-to-no visibility, his drive was impressive just to finish, but to move from 20th to 13th despite the challenges was remarkable.

For Chaz, his run was stopped mid-way through the race with a broken throttle cable. The crew did a great job to replace it in time to be classified as a finisher, but it was a disappointing way to close out the weekend.

Chaz Mostert

“Definitely not the way we wanted to end the weekend, which is a disappointing, but there’s some stuff we can learn from as well which is important.

“In the second race I think the car in the dry was a lot better. I get paid to have a crack, which is what I did at turn 1, unfortunately it didn’t quite come off, but I wasn’t going to die wondering.

“The broken throttle cable in the second race was a really disappointing way to finish that weekend, it’s one of those rare things that bites, and bites hard, but having said that, to see how quickly the guys got it replaced, and how well everyone worked together was really special. They did a great job getting it back out there in time to be classified so a big thank you to them.

“Onwards and upwards to Tassie now, a chance to reset and get the season back on the right foot.”

Bryce Fullwood

“Bit of a tough weekend overall for us, no doubt about that, not much fell our way.

“We had pretty got balance in the wet in the first race of the day but I struggled a bit when it dried out.

“That last race was pretty crazy with the broken wiper, I could hardly see the apex until you were on top of it, so to move forward was pretty cool actually, it was tough going out there.

“I’m excited to get to Tassie next, I love that track, so looking forward to hopefully having a bit more luck.”