Supercars Robson Civil Projects Townsville SuperSprint. Event 8 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Townsville, Australia. 5-6 Sep 2020.

IRWIN Racing’s Mark Winterbottom fought back to finish 14th in Race 22 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at the Robson Civil Townsville SuperSprint.

Winterbottom started 16th for today’s race and after a clean start he made up two spots to sit 14th at the end of the first lap.

He ran long in the race and followed team mate Scott Pye until making his compulsory pit stop on Lap 26 for two tyres.

Winterbottom exited the pits in 14th where he remained for the remainder of the race.

The IRWIN Racing Commodore returns to action tomorrow with back-to-back qualifying from 9:40am. Race 23 will commence at 12:05pm and Race 24 from 2:40pm, live on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo Sports.

Mark Winterbottom, driver #18 IRWIN Racing Holden ZB Commodore

“We had a tough race today,” said Mark Winterbottom.

“Something isn’t going the right way for us in the #18 car at the moment, but we do have another two cracks at it tomorrow to turn our Townsville form around.

“I can’t seem to get the car to hang on to its tyres, and when you spend so much time chasing a race car it then hurts your qualifying performance.

“We still have a bit of work ahead of us but we’ll work on our setup for a better race run tomorrow.”