Warren Lombard had a tricky weekend (16-17 September) in Spherical 4 of the 2022 Mobil 1 V8 Supercars championship at Killarney Worldwide Raceway.
Issues began nicely for the PepBoys Automotive Ford Falcon driver, who certified in fifth place on Friday afternoon. In contrast to a few of his rivals, Lombard opted to save lots of his new tyres for later within the weekend, particularly with three races scheduled for Saturday.
Trailing Di Matteo Racing stablemate Thomas Reib, Lombard completed the morning’s first race in fourth place. Race 2 noticed one other glorious begin, with him occupying third place within the operating order. Nevertheless, simply after the midway mark, a puncture noticed him shedding positions and retiring with a lap to go. On account of him having accomplished two-thirds of the race distance, he was categorized in ninth place.
The brand new tyres had been scheduled to be fitted for the final race in any case, and with the reverse grid, Lombard began from pole place. However his race didn’t final lengthy as a wheel got here off, forcing him to retire.
“A tricky day with issues merely not figuring out” stated Lombard. “We wanted strong outcomes and took a bet by holding out tyres for later. Sadly the Race 2 puncture positioned us on the again foot, however we had been wanting to go for the 50 factors on provide for the Race 3 win. Fairly actually, the wheels got here off from that plan. However, the automotive was sturdy all through, and that’s definitely a constructive to take ahead into the ultimate two rounds. Thanks to everybody who made this weekend doable.”
The penultimate spherical of the 2022 Mobil 1 V8 Supercars Championship will probably be held at Zwartkops Raceway on 14-15 October.
Warren Lombard wish to categorical his gratitude to the next companions for making his 2022 marketing campaign doable: PepBoys Automotive, Hello Tech Magazine Repairs, Gavin Wilkins Racing and Di Matteo Racing.
Revealed by: Reynard Gelderblom
Image Caption: Warren Lombard
Pictures by: Motorsport Fanatix
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