Fullwood: BJR has homework to do before Taupō

28 Mar
All four Brad Jones Racing drivers were 'battling with the same issue' at the Grand Prix
2 mins by James Pavey
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Bryce Fullwood says Brad Jones Racing has homework to do ahead of Taupo, following a rollercoaster outing for the team at the Grand Prix.

The best race result across the four BJR cars in the four sprints was Andre Heimgartner’s 14th in the Friday race.

Fullwood finished 17th, 15th, 21st and 20th, with his Sunday result undone by a penalty for hitting Matt Payne, having qualified fifth.

Heimgartner finished 18th, 14th, 20th and 17th and was 19th in the weekend standings, ahead of Fullwood, Macauley Jones and Jaxon Evans.

“Really tough weekend overall,” Fullwood said.

"It’s just been an uphill struggle since the get go, we did have some speed in quali and kind of found some direction there.

"We’ve got time before Taupō, so we’ll do the homework and hopefully find some speed for there.”


Heimgartner, who is already 345 points behind championship leader Will Brown, believes the team has already identified its issue.

"I think we have sort of learned mainly this weekend what our problem is that we have amongst all the cars. So in a way that's positive,” Heimgartner said.

“We can look at solutions and try and figure out going forward what we're gonna do to improve our car speed.”

Jones started the weekend first in Practice 1, but finished the weekend 20th, 21st, 19th and 19th in the races. Rookie Evans was turned around in the first race, before bringing home three 18th placings.

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"All our cars are battling with the same issue. We just need a look at what we're doing a little bit closer and change philosophies,” Jones said.

"Or discover a bit more of a different direction because we just seem to really be struggling.

“You spend so much time in a corner at AGP, because they are very long corners that our weaknesses are really showing up at this kind of circuit.

"So you know, there's a month until Taupō. Which is exciting, because it's a new track for all of us and hopefully we can make some adjustments that we are happy with. But yeah, bit of work to be done.”

Fullwood is the highest ranked BJR driver in 14th heading to the ITM Taupō Super400 on April 19-21.

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