Although the 23-year-old left empty handed, Jones says "there's a lot to take away" from a troublesome weekend.
"Everything was going smoothly, the car and the set-up felt really good, it was very comfortable and I think it was a testament to the work we've put in lately," he added.
"Qualifying especially wasn't a strong suit for us so far this year and to get our first pole position was awesome. It's an area that we've been focusing on heavily and we've definitely made improvements on that.
"Although it was a disappointing end to the weekend, there's a lot to take away from it, we were in the position to win both races and that's definitely a positive."
In addition to his Super2 campaign, Jones will make a second Supercars wildcard appearance at Tailem Bend in August, and contest the PIRTEK Enduro Cup with Nick Percat.
Jones will steer Percat's ZB Commodore on Friday morning at Queensland Raceway, in an additional 30-minute Supercars co-driver practice session.
"It's a brief hitout, but it's always good to get back in the car and the endurance season is coming up really quickly," said Jones.
"It's going to be completely different to what it was at Winton [in the wet].
"I work pretty closely with the BJR team and the engineers there, so I sort of know the package that they've got with the car and it's not too dissimilar to me."
Round 5 the 2018 Dunlop Super2 Series will be held on September 14-16 as part of the RABBLE.club Sandown 500.