Pye’s bittersweet season-best consequence
A damaged anti-roll bar in Race 19 ended an in any other case robust weekend for Scott Pye on the WD-40 Townsville SuperSprint.
Pye recorded a season-best lead to Sunday’s opener, climbing from exterior the highest 10 to complete sixth.
It got here after the Workforce 18 driver raced to seventh in Race 17 on Saturday, having began 18th.
It was a topsy turvy weekend for Pye, who after topping the only observe session, battled for one-lap tempo in qualifying.
Prefer it did in Townsville in 2020, nonetheless, Pye’s automobile got here alive within the races as he handed 11 automobiles on Saturday and 5 in Sunday’s first 39-lap sprint.
In a bittersweet end to the weekend, although, Pye suffered a damaged anti-roll bar in the course of the first stint in Race 19.
“I’m actually disenchanted after the final race. We had a entrance anti-roll bar break early within the race which was an actual disgrace,” stated Pye, who crossed the road 18th.
“We in all probability had our greatest automobile all weekend, so we had been carving by way of the sphere after which ‘snap’, the entrance roll-bar broke, however we hung in there as finest we may.
“We had been in a position to stick with the sphere just about till our tyres began to fade after which after the pit cease, we tried to repair it and that put ourselves to the rear of the sphere.
“We had been hoping it had simply disconnected however it really snapped, in order that put us out of the race, however we nonetheless completed down in 18th.”
The robust outcomes from Pye throughout the opening two races noticed him transfer as much as thirteenth within the standings.
Teammate Mark Winterbottom scored two high 10 finishes on the ultimate day, however remained seventh within the standings.
“It was an ideal consequence that went lacking at present, however we did get sixth within the first race,” Pye added.
“To get sixth at present after seventh yesterday exhibits nice progress and we might have had one other high 5 – 6 consequence if we didn’t have that mechanical failure.
“The boys have carried out an incredible job to offer me a rocket of a automobile after what has been a reasonably robust previous few occasions.”