WSR Prospers In Race Of Attrition

Survival was the name of the game at Surfers Paradise today and Wilson Security Racing got through two spectacular race-start crashes to come home 15th.

It was a great turnaround for David Wall, who was earlier excluded from the qualifying results after contact with Garth Tander.

That meant international co-driver Jamie Campbell-Walter started from dead-last and was right in the line of fire as Ricky Taylor barrel-rolled in front of him.

The restart was not much easier with cars spinning to avoid a stationery Nicolas Minassian so the crew decided to start from pit lane for the final restart of the day.

Wall took over on lap 36 and made steady progress to finish 15th. The pair are now looking forward to a second stab at qualifying, which starts tomorrow at 11.30.

David Wall
Wilson Security Racing

“I’m very happy with our race result. There were plenty of bent cars out there and we are lucky that ours is pretty straight.

“The incident with Tander in qualifying was very regrettable. I looked in my mirror and he was behind me; next thing I know he’s up beside me and it was too late for me to do anything about it.

“We suffered from that damage in the qualifying session but we came back in the race and that’s when it counts.”

Jamie Campbell-Walter
Wilson Security Racing Co-driver

“I think some guys were trying to win the race off the start. It’s very dangerous and they need to calm down a bit especially after the first incident with the roll over.

“These cars are pretty tricky to get off the line. Obviously a few cars stalling on the grid caused a concertina effect, which caused havic down the field.

“With everyone being fairly new to the standing starts here at the Surfers Paradise circuit, we’ll probably see some more drama tomorrow as well!”

2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600 – V8 Supercars – Races 22&23
V8 SUPERCARS – Top Ten Shootout

01 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone, 1:11.6478
02 Will Davison, Trading Post FPR Ford, +0.2252
03 Rick Kelly, Jack Daniel’s Racing, +0.2363
04 Michael Caruso, Fujitsu Racing, +0.3103
05 Jonathon Webb, Tekno Autosports, +0.3104
06 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, +0.3345
07 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0.5422
08 Tony D’Alberto, Team Hiflex, +0.5775
09 James Courtney, Holden Racing Team, +0.7883
10 Shane Van Gisbergen, SP Tools Racing, +15.4123
EXC David Wall, Wilson Security Racing

2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600 – V8 Supercars – Races 22&23
V8 SUPERCARS – Race 22

01 Jamie Whincup / Sebastien Bourdais, TeamVodafone
02 Jonathon Webb / Marc Lieb, Tekno Autosports
03 Mark Winterbottom / Will Power, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford
04 Garth Tander / Ryan Briscoe, Holden Racing Team
05 Tim Slade / David Brabham, Lucky 7 Racing
06 Craig Lowndes / Richard Lyons, TeamVodafone
07 James Courtney / Darren Turner, Holden Racing Team
08 Rick Kelly / Graham Rahal, Jack Daniels Racing
09 Russell Ingall / Peter Dumbrek, Supercheap Auto Racing
10 Shane Van Gisbergen / Jeroen Bleekemolen, SP Tools Racing

15 David Wall / Jamie Campbell-Walter, Wilson Security Racing