Ash Walsh has completed a hectic weekends racing at the Coates Hire Ipswich Supersprint with far more positives than the official results will show. The #4 Infant’s Friend / AUSblue AMG E63 fielded by Erebus delivered some of the best individual session results for Walsh so far this year and continued the performance that the team had captured at the Rookie Test day.
Qualifying was high point with Walsh out qualifying his former Bathurst winning Team Mate, Will Davison in two of the three hit outs. This was an outstanding effort and a P7 starting position for race 19 showed what genuine pace the young Ipswich driver had. The racing however was a tougher order. Running in a strong 7th place in the second race, a power steering saw Walsh head for the pits and retirement.
“It was bitter-sweet but I’m happy just to have good pace this weekend and genuinely be up in the top-10,’’ said Walsh. “The car was really good throughout the race, unfortunately there was a power steering failure but these things happen and that’s the game we’re in. “As I said, I’m just happy to be in the top-10. It gives me confidence to try and keep pushing for that sort of position.
“If we tune the car up nicely and I’m driving well, that’s where we should be shooting for.’’
The longer 200km race was a tough end to the weekend for Ash, who qualified in 20th before finishing in 22nd position after being turned around by Tim Blanchard when jostling for position back in the pack. However, there were plenty of positives for Walsh to take out of the weekend, after recording his best qualifying performance on Saturday and forming a good combination with his new race engineer Richard Harris.
The next outing for the Infant’s Friend / AUSblue AMG E63 is at Sydney Motorsport Park on the 22nd and 23rd of August.
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