Ipswich Supercars Wrap Up
Australian Clutch Services drivers Michael Caruso and Simona De Silvestro had a mixed weekend at the Ipswich SuperSprint with Michael Caruso showing excellent pace in qualifying, coming home in 8th position for Saturday’s main race. However, after difficulties off the line, Caruso dropped back in the field to finish Saturday’s main race in 15th position. De Silvestro was caught up in a first lap incident that resulted in severe steering damage. She was able to nurse the car home in 27th position.
Sunday’s race was a challenge for ACS driver Michael Caruso who suffered damage to his #23 Nissan Altima after contact with Jack Le Brocq on lap 20. Sadly, this resulted in rear suspension damage on the #23 Altima. The crew worked to get Caruso back out on track but he had lost too many laps to be classified and was forced to retire.
Simona De Silvestro showed excellent race craft to work her way through the field from 27th place to 19th by the end of the race.
"We had a better day today and passed a lot of people on the track. The car felt really good and I had a lot of fun towards the end of the race. We learned a lot, and at least we're racing now. It will be handy going to Sydney Motorsport Park again. It means I don't need to dedicate time to learning a new track since we tested there at the start of the year. So we'll move onto the next race and show what we've got."
The Nissan Motorsport team will be back in action on the 18th of August for the Sydney SuperSprint.