Suspected electrical issue for Kostecki Mustang

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 26/03/2022
  • By James Pavey

Tickford Racing is frantically checking over Jake Kostecki's car after consecutive practice dramas.

Kostecki triggered a red flag in Practice 2 at Symmons Plains after he ground to a halt on the back straight.

The session was topped by Shane van Gisbergen, who pipped Andre Heimgartner by just 0.02s.

A suspected loose wire inside the lambda plug triggered the electrics issue on the #56.

The piece provides the ECU (engine control unit) with an electric signal to control the air-fuel ratio.

It came after the TRADIE Mustang suffered suspected shift-cut issues in the morning session.

Race engineer on the #56, Rhys Lenegan, told Supercars.com the car will be ready for three-part ARMOR ALL Qualifying.

Lenegan also added the two issues were separate; the team was also forced to repair a broken air hose on Kostecki's helmet.

Kostecki's second race in Sydney was also affected by a starter motor issue.

Cam Waters was the highest placed driver in Practice 2 in 14th, ahead of James Courtney (15th) and Thomas Randle (21st).

Kostecki only completed five laps in the session and wound up 25th and last.

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Every session of the event will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506 and streamed on Kayo.

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