DJR Team Penske in the Top 5 again at Albert Park

March 19, 2016

Track: Albert Park
Race:  Coates Hire V8 Supercars Challenge
Date:  March 19th 2016
No. 12 Detroit Ford – Fabian Coulthard
Race 3                   P 5          Started P 4
No. 17 Western Star Trucks Ford – Scott Pye
Race 3                   P 12        Started P17
Recap Races 3: Fabian Coulthard continued his strong run at the Coates Hire Challenge today at the Formula 1 Grand Prix with another Top 5 result in the Detroit Ford.

Team mate Scott Pye also produced a good result in the Western Star Trucks Ford XR 8 clawing his way up the field to finish in 12th position.

The third race of the weekend was again held in cool conditions with a light shower thrown in at half race distance. Coulthard resumed his battle with Chaz Mostert keeping him at bay to finish in 5th position. Pye dropped as low as 19th on Lap 1, but set about picking his way through the field to cross the line in 12th spot.

Sunday sees the final 12 lap race of the Coates Hire V8 Supercars Challenge.    

Fabian Coulthard Quote: "We have made inroads this weekend with the Detroit Ford but as I have said before we need to keep learning. It is good to get another Top 5 result, but more importantly we are trying to improve it every time we are on track.

"The battle with Chaz was a lot of fun. We ran side by side for three corners and gave each other racing room. It was an enjoyable part of the race.

"We will have another good look the data tonight and see if we can't improve again for the final."
Scott Pye Quote:  "Yesterday was the cause of our starting position for Race 3 but we really had a great car today. We were able to make some changes that had some degree of risk but starting P17 it was worth it. I got bumped back to P19 on lap 1 so to finish in P12 was pretty good.

"Adam (DeBorre) did a great job on the set up and I think we can get a bit more out of the Western Star Trucks Ford for the final race tomorrow."

About Western Star Trucks
Western Star Trucks has a long and proud history in Australia and New Zealand. Our reputation for designing, building and distributing heavy-duty trucks is well known around the world. And like any good reputation, it wasn't built overnight.

The brand celebrated its 45th Anniversary in 2012, its 30th Anniversary in Australia in 2013, and continues to balance modern technology and hand assembly in every truck. The result: Western Star remains the premier producer of custom heavy-duty trucks in the world. And though advances in technology have made manufacturing faster than ever, you'll find that we build every truck in the same manner we did when we started over 45 years ago: by hand. It's this attention to detail and drivers' needs that have made Western Star Trucks what it is today: the ultimate in comfort, power, convenience and durability.

About Detroit
Detroit has the most advanced range of fuel efficient and durable diesel engines in the world, available in a wide variety of horsepower and torque configurations. Detroit engines feature market leading low whole-of-life costs and warranty conditions.  All Detroit on-highway products have value-added features from on board fleet management data to dashboard driver display modules. We offer unparalleled support through genuine parts, advanced technical expertise, maintenance programs and a network of branches and dealers across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
About DJR Team Penske  
DJR Team Penske is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Australia, with seven Australian Touring Car / V8 Supercars Championships and three Bathurst 1000 victories. Team Penske's U.S. motorsports entities are among the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, including NASCAR and INDYCAR, the team has produced more than 400 major race wins, over 450 pole positions, 28 National Championships and 16 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history. Team Penske celebrates 50 years of motorsport competition in 2016 and will stage a number of major events during the year.