Hometown hero’s ‘soul searching’

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 18/08/2020
  • By Connor O'Brien

The big occasion of becoming the first Northern Territory product to race a Supercar on home soil didn’t exactly deliver the inspired results Bryce Fullwood was hoping for.

Plenty of excitement surrounded the Walkinshaw Andretti United rookie’s presence in the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown last weekend.

But having made progress at the two recent Sydney Motorsport Park rounds, Hidden Valley was far from kind to the 22-year-old.

Failing to qualify inside the top 20 all event, he managed race finishes of just 21st, 18th and 19th.

Fullwood conceded some detailed analysis will be required to try to turn things around for the CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint this coming weekend at the same circuit.

“Tough weekend to be honest, there was a bit of soul searching throughout, but we’ve got next weekend as well,” he said.

“We will get the data through the week and be able to look a little deeper into it, work out what went on, and try and make some improvements for next weekend.

“It’s rare we get that opportunity with the back-to-back rounds, so we will have our heads down during the week.

“Still, it’s really cool to be here in Darwin racing.

“To see the family on the hill was awesome, and the best bit is I get to come back next weekend and do it all again.”

It was better news on the other side of the WAU garage as Chaz Mostert was fifth for the round courtesy of being one of two drivers – Fabian Coulthard the other – to finish every race inside the top 10.

“Overall, I think we can be pretty proud we finished top five in the points again this weekend, especially considering we had a bit of hard luck in qualifying,” Mostert said.

“I think we have definitely made some improvements with our car from the last round, we’re continuing to learn, and we will keep working at making it quicker.

“It’s awesome to be able to come straight back here next weekend and have another go, so I’m really looking forward to that, it’s a pretty unique experience.”

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