Saturday Debrief: Townsville 500

Published: 10 July 2021
Bryce was 11th in Race 15.
Bryce was 11th in Race 15.

Pictured: Bryce was 11th in Race 15.

Bryce Fullwood: 11th
Chaz Mostert: 14th

It was a difficult day in Townsville for the team, in the first of two 250km races for the weekend.

Both drivers had their work cut out for them early, starting 16th and 17th, but got away cleanly, and moved forward in the opening two laps.

Bryce was definitely on the way up, his middle stint particularly was one to watch, looking after the tyre well, and managing to have the speed over those around him.

In the closing laps, he held off Andre Heimgartner extremely well, who was right on the rear bar of the Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing No. 2 at every glance, just missing out on a top-10 finish.

Chaz however struggled for balance, especially late in each stint, unable to make much ground on his starting position.

He battled hard, but didn’t have the tools to fight with this afternoon.

Work has already begun to address the deficiencies across both cars to improve overnight, before qualifying first thing tomorrow, followed by another 88-lap, 250km race to finish weekend 1 in Townsville.

Bryce Fullwood

“A tough day overall for the team, lots to work on overnight, but still some positives to take from the day.

“Our race result was a lot better than where we have been recently, we nearly got that top 10 in the end, which would have been nice, but we still need to find some overall speed.

“Not where we want to be, but I think we made some steps forward today than the last few rounds so that is encouraging.

Chaz Mostert

“Today was tough, no hiding from that, not the results we wanted to achieve heading in that’s for sure.

“We haven’t had many days like that this year, or since I’ve been here, so we will put our heads together tonight, have a look at what went wrong, and fix what we need to fix overnight, I’ve got a huge amount of belief in the guys and girls here.

“We’ve got another opportunity tomorrow, which I’m looking forward to already to get back up the pointy end of the field.”