With the series returning to the Grand Prix for the first time in six years, Glen Wood had not previously competed on the popular 5.303-kilometre street circuit, and with just two 20-minute sessions to share ahead of the first of four 25-minute races, it was always going to be a tough weekend..
Ultimately the Wilson Storage team left Albert Park with a string of top ten finishes, one failure to finish after an accident which claimed four Lamborghinis, and a place inside the top four in the championship, so the momentum continued despite the challenges.
“It was a tough weekend in many respects,” Glen Wood admitted on reflection. “Thursday’s two 20-minute sessions gave us very little time to really get a handle on the car, although we were quick. My session was plagued by traffic and – on my one clear lap – a spinning Ferrari, so 12th was the best we could do in qualifying, although I felt we had a top six car.”
“We had improved the car since Adelaide, as we really suffered there under brakes and in the slower corners, so that gave us plenty of hope, but starting mid-pack was always going to be a challenge, so too the addition of the compulsory pit stop [CPS] times to the total race time, as opposed to the pit stops.”
Round three of the championship is scheduled for Perth’s Barbagallo circuit in Western Australia, the series first ever visit to the West in early May (6-8) ahead of round four and the opening round of the Australian Endurance Championship at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit three weeks later (27-29 May).
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