I was very disappointed after Sandown — to get to a race where the biggest points are up or grabs and have a disaster was depressing.
We had a couple of issues: a steering arm pulled off the upright and we also had two cracked uprights that we found after the race.
It certainly felt like something was wrong all race so I wasn’t surprised to hear that afterwards.
It’s a real shame, not just for the race at Sandown but for the championship as well.
The car had really good pace on the Friday but it came to nothing on Sunday.
A Bathurst win would definitely make me feel better. You’d forget about the rest of the year then. If you have a good race here everything else pales into insignificance.
I’m not going to make any stupid moves but we’re out of the championship now as far as I’m concerned, or at least it’s going to take a lot of people having a very bad weekend to put us back in it, so we’re definitely going for race wins now.
I think we should be strong. This style circuit has worked well for us this year. The high-speed corners have been our strength. We’ve had another test day since Sandown and learnt more about the car than we previously had.
It’s given us several things to help tune the car.
This track doesn’t change year to year so the drivers know what to expect.
I’ve got a little cheer squad here this year, with some school friends that made the trip, and my son’s getting his introduction to the Mountain this year so it would be a really special thing to bring home a trophy.