06
Apr
2014

Comeback drive at Winton after difficult start

Winton_race

Fredrik Lestrup ended the Winton 400 Dunlop V8 Supercars weekend at Winton with a strong comeback drive to 16th position on Sunday after a difficult Saturday.

Saturday – qualifying and race 1: 

Fredrik qualified the #44 Pacific Hoists Holden V8 Commodore in 22nd position for the first race. In the race he was fighting for 20th position when a brake problem and a loose wheel forced him into the pits for repairs. Although he could get back out on the track again the repairs put him back in 27th place, which in turn gave him a 27th start position for the second race.
“After having made progress in Adelaide we had a more difficult start to the weekend than we expected and was back at zero again. We had to play catch up and it took a while to get the car right and find a rhythm. We were ok for qualifying but far from where we wanted to be and I also struggled to find a gap in the traffic and get a good lap in. I made a good start in the race however and could gain a few positions right away and the car felt better. But then a wheel came loose that knocked out the brakes and I had to pit to fix it and that was that. We could get out again and finish the race but far from where we wanted to finish,” Fredrik says.

Sunday – race 2: 

Starting from 27th Fredrik quickly made up places after a mega start and was up to 19th position already after the first lap. Continuing to climb and with competitive lap times he could gain more positions and was up to 16th position close to 15th when the chequered flag fell.
“Finishing 27th in the first race meant that’s where we had to start this race. I had a great start though and could gain eight positions on the first lap. The car worked great and finally we were where we should have started this weekend. It was an eventful race with a lot going on but I managed to climb to 16th position with lap times good enough for top 10. It was a good finish to a difficult weekend and I’m happy with this comeback drive and to show we do have a lot of pace in the car. With 25 guests on Saturday and 40 guests on Sunday it was also good to finish the weekend on a bit of a high. Thanks to the whole team and all the guests who gave us great support this weekend. Now it’s back to Europe for a VLN race at Nürburgring before going back again for the Perth 400,” Fredrik summarizes.

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Next race is the Perth 400 May 16th-18th. 

Race result, race 1:

1 56 TEAM ENZED FPR Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 35:47.4426 5 1:24.9215*
2 27 East Coast Traffic Control Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 35:57.3411 5 1:25.2924
3 87 Infants Friend Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 35:58.9375 7 1:25.0404
4 20 DGS/Fuchs Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:17.7342 6 1:25.8572
5 88 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:18.0211 7 1:25.8787
6 67 Sargent Security Racing Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 36:18.4104 6 1:25.8444
7 28 Haber Excavations/Miraflores Morgan Haber Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 36:19.3676 7 1:25.8759
8 54 Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:20.3115 7 1:25.7572
9 26 Finance Ezi/MWM Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 36:20.6898 7 1:26.0555 10
10 Image Racing Taz Douglas Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 36:21.0855 10 1:25.8772
11 42 Icebreak Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:22.3673 6 1:25.9339
12 38 Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:24.3034 7 1:26.3155
13 48 R&J Batteries Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:26.8097 7 1:26.0432
14 45 THR Motorsports/S.A. Racing Shane Price Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:31.5066 7 1:26.3043
15 35 Matt Stone Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 36:35.8795 10 1:26.5569
16 3 Vili’s Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:42.3276 7 1:26.6350
17 71 Action Racing Marcus Zukanovic Ford Falcon fg 5000 25 36:43.6724 12 1:26.7901
18 73 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 36:56.5697 11 1:26.9128
19 49 Image Racing Jack Le Brocq Ford Falcon FG 5000 25 37:01.9768 7 1:27.1089
20 11 CarTorque/Royal Purple Garth Walden Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 37:04.5619 5 1:27.3759
21 50 Forpark/Aust Custom Moulders Matt Hansen Holden Commodore VE2 5000 25 37:17.6182 22 1:25.1193
22 46 THR Motorsports/S.A. Racing Jordan Ormsby Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 35:52.8657 7 1:27.9280
23 60 Gulf Western Oil Michael Hector Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 35:55.2558 7 1:27.8183
24 75 McGill Motorsport Aaron McGill Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 35:58.6365 9 1:27.8195
25 98 Voight Contracting Aaron Tebb Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:22.0169 10 1:27.4709
26 51 Mocomm Communications Jim Pollicina Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:26.4415 3 1:28.0822
27 44 Pacific Hoists/Race Pilot Fredrik Lestrup Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 37:13.2720 4 1:26.9406
28 58 Novocastrian Motorsport Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG 5000 22 36:23.6886 8 1:25.9415
29 25 Street Fighter Dan Day Holden Commodore VE2 5000 22 37:06.2568 16 1:27.7112

DNF
24 Worldwide Gaming Tim Macrow Holden Commodore VE2 5000 10 15:21.8046 6 1:28.0973

Race result, race 2:

1 87 Infants Friend Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:23.1376 6 1:25.2704*
2 88 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:25.0751 6 1:25.2713
3 54 Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:28.6556 16 1:25.6167
4 56 TEAM ENZED FPR Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:29.5436 15 1:25.4010
5 67 Sargent Security Racing Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:39.7774 11 1:26.2036
6 20 DGS/Fuchs Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:40.0847 3 1:25.6887
7 42 Icebreak Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:40.4252 4 1:25.8671
8 27 East Coast Traffic Control Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:41.0764 15 1:26.0304
9 38 Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:42.7297 3 1:26.0604
10 26 Finance Ezi/MWM Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:43.4796 4 1:26.1281
11 35 Matt Stone Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:48.7318 6 1:26.4393
12 48 R&J Batteries Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:50.0705 5 1:26.2998
13 71 Action Racing Marcus Zukanovic Ford Falcon fg 5000 24 36:50.5136 4 1:26.2898
14 58 Novocastrian Motorsport Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:51.0458 6 1:26.0037
15 49 Image Racing Jack Le Brocq Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 36:53.3398 4 1:26.7308
16 44 Pacific Hoists/Race Pilot Fredrik Lestrup Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:56.1430 6 1:26.3117
17 46 THR Motorsports/S.A. Racing Jordan Ormsby Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 36:59.7856 16 1:27.2054
18 50 Forpark/Aust Custom Moulders Matt Hansen Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 37:02.2906 5 1:26.6828
19 98 Voight Contracting Aaron Tebb Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 37:10.3608 13 1:27.8551
20 73 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 37:14.5943 13 1:27.9871
21 25 Street Fighter Dan Day Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 37:16.5278 12 1:28.0178
22 24 Worldwide Gaming Tim Macrow Holden Commodore VE2 5000 24 37:22.4784 12 1:27.8705
23 60 Gulf Western Oil Michael Hector Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 37:26.7825 12 1:27.7475
24 51 Mocomm Communications Jim Pollicina Ford Falcon FG 5000 24 37:35.8902 3 1:27.8296
25 11 CarTorque/Royal Purple Garth Walden Holden Commodore VE2 5000 23 37:22.8231 4 1:27.2146
26 75 McGill Motorsport Aaron McGill Holden Commodore VE2 5000 22 37:11.4348 5 1:27.7218
27 10 Image Racing Taz Douglas Ford Falcon FG 5000 19 36:36.3825 3 1:42.9834

DNF
3 Vili’s Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2 5000 9 14:56.8026 6 1:26.3660
45 THR Motorsports/S.A. Racing Shane Price Holden Commodore VE2 5000 9 14:58.0290 6 1:26.1533
28 Haber Excavations/Miraflores Morgan Haber Ford Falcon FG 5000 9 14:59.4220 5 1:26.1492

Complete results from the race weekend at http://racing.natsoft.com.au/

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