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  • 1st  Peter Hackett
  • 2nd  Klark Quinn
  • 3rd  Edwards/Bowe
  • 4th  Greg Crick
  • 5th  Ben Eggleston
  • 6th  Roger Lago
  • 7th  James Brock
  • 8th  Tony Quinn
  • 9th  O'Halloran/Simonsen
  • 10th  Manolios/Wilson
  • 11th  Samadi/Grant
  • 12th  John Briggs
  • 13th  Kevin Weeks
  • 14th  Eddy/Luff
  • 15th  Rod Salmon
  • 16th  Peter Conroy
  • 17th  Paul Morris
  • 18th  Martin Wagg
  • 19th  David Russell
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Impressive Debut at Bathurst 12 Hour

Feb 22

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Monday, February 22, 2010 10:31 AM  RssIcon

Supaloc Suspension System has exceeded performance and reliability expectations with an impressive debut at the Bathusrt 12 Hour last week.

On it's first outing onto the track, the number 1 TMR Australia EVO X, fully equipped with Supaloc Suspension, topped the timesheets in Friday's final practice session.

Team principal Alan Heaphy relished the opportunity to have them fitted to the car for the race after pre-race testing at Bathurst in November last year proved extremely successful, with the drivers reporting better performance and stability over the current Ohlins suspension.

The team had spent most of the day testing with their current Ohlins dampers and the Supaloc Suspension was fitted towards the end of the test. Damien White, on his first run with the Supaloc Suspension didn't even make the second corner, before commenting;

"Hey guys, we're on to something here with these dampers".

The results came shortly after, with the car setting the fastest lap of the day, even on old tyres.

bathurst 12 Hour 2010 - Team Mitsubishi Ralliart EVO X
*image courtesy TMR Australia

Qualifying went well with White placing 4th in the damp conditions, on the harder compound race tyre, with other teams opting for the softer qualifying tyre. The decision to run the race tyre in qualifying was to keep focus on the endurance race pace as opposed to a one-off, shoot-out lap.

When the lights turned green for the gruelling 12 hour race, White moved the TMR EVO X equipped with Supaloc Suspension into first place within the first hour and easily stretched his lead out to 12 seconds. Throughout the next eight hours, the TMR car # 1 led for 80 laps (more than any other cars of the day). During that period White set the fastest lap of the race at 2:30.9, being the only car in the 2:30's bracket. The team never dropped out of contention, with the blistering pace of the car the team was in a much better position than previous years in which they had won the event.  The only difference in setup from previous years was the inclusion of the Supaloc Suspension System.

“We were better placed than when we have won the event before, with only three cars on the lead lap and only three hours to go,” Rod Salmon said.

But with a little over three hours remaining, Salmon felt the footwell get extremely hot: the defending champs’ car was struck with track debris cracking the exhaust and blowing super-heated air onto the wiring, affecting the gearshift and with potential brake problems risking safety, team principal Alan Heaphy had no choice but to retire the Pedigree car.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances of the race result, We are very proud to be associated with TMR Australia and are looking forward to a continued successful technical partnership with the combination of the Supaloc Suspension System and the TMR EVO X.

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