ENGINEERING CHANGES AT WALKINSHAW AHEAD OF SYDNEY
Veteran Engineer Rob Starr will take over responsibility for Scott Pye’s No. 2 Holden Commodore this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Starr who had held strategist position, overseeing both cars since the departure of Adrian Burgess, will turn his focus to engineering Pye as the team to continue to develop their cars. The move will allow Pye’s engineer, since the start of the year, Alex Somerset to instead turn his focus on design work on as the team continues to make up ground on it’s rivals.
The changes were trialled at the teams recent test at Winton last week, which was deemed productive by the team.
“I’ve been looking forward to this round since the test day, we walked away from that feeling positive.“ said Pye in the lead up to Sydney.
“We still have work to do, but I think the team as a whole is all moving in the right direction.
“The race pace of the car has been reasonably strong in recent rounds, so continuing to improve that qualifying pace will be a focus of ours again. If we are able to gain 1-2 tenths, it will see a big improvement up the grid.
“It’s an important weekend for us to continue the development process, especially with the endurance season coming up over the next few months.”
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Date posted: August 16, 2017