A double top 5 in Tasmania
Frosty finishes 2nd and 5th
Orrcon Steel Racing FPR drivers Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison have finished inside the top-5 during the 200km feature race on Sunday at Symmons Plains – Round 2 of the International V8 Supercars Championship.
Davison’s third was enough to keep him in the lead of the 2012 Championship with Frosty remaining in third with a second and fifth combining for a great bag of points
“It’s great to be back on the podium today and to remain in the lead of the championship after two rounds,” commented Davison.
“Frosty really deserved to win today, I’m not sure what happened but for us another great haul of points is a big thing for the team and the championship.”
Davison was referring to his teammate’s pitstop on lap-49 when the #5 Orrcon Steel Ford stalled coming off the air jacks. The stall cost Frosty several seconds and was enough to see him slip from first to fifth on this short, demanding circuit.
“We had great speed and would have been a good chance of spraying champagne from the top of the podium had it not been for the car stalling during the second pitstop,”commented Frosty.
“I came in, stopped on the mark, started spinning the wheels on the jack as is procedure at FPR then it just stalled.
“The car then didn’t launch so I had to come off the clutch, use the started motor and rock it back and forwards until it kicked over and lost about 9 seconds standing there.”
Unfortunately for Frosty the car stalling once again cost him his first championship race win for the 2012 season.
“We were absolutely gutted because you can’t afford to give away seconds like that around here and we were looking strong up the front at the time, winning is all we want.” Team Principal Tim Edwards said.
Round three of the V8 Supercars Championship takes Orrcon Steel Racing to New Zealand for the ITM400 Hamilton – April 20-22.