“It was heartbreaking… it was really tough,” the Image Racing driver told Supercars.com at Tuesday’s mid-season test.
“The team was really good in as much as keeping me up to date with it.
“Also not making me involved in every part so I wasn’t stressing every single day about it, it was what it was.
“The team and I are as close as ever, and we’ve been working through it really well.
“It’s good to get back to Winton and put it behind us and move forward.”
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Boys, who made his main game debut at Mount Panorama last October, claimed he was already past the disappointment.
“We’re so passionate about cars and making these things go fast, that it’s pretty easy to get over it,” he said.
“The mind’s on other stuff now, and it hasn’t been talked about for a few weeks.
“It’s been a long time since the first round, it’s very much in the rear-view mirror.
“It makes incentive to push harder for race wins, probably not so much about the championship now.”
Boys leads Race 2
While nearly a full race’s worth of points down on series leader Best, Boys still believes he can win the title, starting with a fightback at Winton: “I’ll try and win both races and put a stamp on it… of course I can [win the championship].
“Before [the disqualification] we could be smart and manage it, now it’s out of the window a little bit.
“We go out there and put our best foot forward every single race, and if it works out, it does; if not, we collect a heap of trophies.”
Next weekend’s Winton event marks the first time since 2015 that the Super2 Series has raced at the rural Victorian circuit.
Boys crosses the line in Bathurst
For Boys, who made his Super2 debut in September 2017, the Winton event will be another opportunity to build on the gains from his standout Bathurst showing, regardless of his disqualification.
“I know the track really well, I felt like we were a little bit behind in our car speed when we were here pre-season,” he said.
“We’ve made some good steps today, and in pre-season, we knew where the time was.
“From Bathurst, I felt like we were going to find some gains."