Sunday dawned on Perth with the team hopeful of a do-over after a rough Saturday. Another 3-phase Quali session however saw Jack struggle to quite put a lap together and he would bow out of Q1, qualifying in P22 for the afternoon’s race.

Brodie in contrast managed to find something in car #1 and moved through Q2 to challenge for a top 5 grid position in Q3. The Fords again proved strong, and Brodie finished the session in P6 to be promoted to P5 after Ryan Wood received a 3-place grid penalty for impeding.

Fast forward to the start of Race 10 and both Jack and Brodie got good starts: Jack had moved forward to P19 by turn 3 and by end of the first lap was up 5 spots into P17.

It was short-lived however, as the weekend’s run of luck continued when Jack was spun by Percat on Lap 9, rejoining in 24th.

Brodie had been sitting in P5 with some really good pace and podium potential when engine issues on lap 21 forced him into the pit bay and car #1 became the only DNF for Race 10.

Jack had continued to progress through the field as other’s around him pitted, running as high as P13 before he too came in for four tyres with 20 laps to go. He would rejoin in 23rd 1-lap down, where he would eventually finish the 55-lapper.

Definitely not the weekend the team wanted and our standing in the teams championship has taken a hit. But we’ll take the learnings from Perth and head home to reset to come back strong in Darwin in a few weeks’ time.