Denyer takes V8 Supercar Win in Spectacular Comeback

 Denyer takes V8 Supercar Win in Spectacular Comeback

Grant Denyer made a sensational return to form by winning the final race in Rd 2 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Winton Raceway Victoria over the weekend. Just seven months after breaking his back in 6 places, the TV presenters return to top level motorsport is nothing short of amazing and his win from grid position four in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar final was a classy performance.
“Frankly, on Friday night I was almost ready to give it all away. We struggled for pace in both practice sessions, and couldn’t get the tyre temperature balance between front and rear right for qualifying, so we started well back. I didn’t know whether it was me, or the car – however the team made some major set up changes to the Crimsafe Ford before Race 1 and turned our weekend around.” Grant explained.
“I started from 13th on the grid in Race 1, made a lightning start and finished 5th which proved the car had outright pace. We made some minor changes throughout the weekend, however we knew we had a quick car and starting 4th in the final gave me a real shot at winning,”
Grant launched the Crimsafe Ford off the line to be first into Turn 1, and from that point on, despite being pushed all the way by David Russell, maintained a gap of around .6 of a second to take the chequered flag in a flawless, mistake free drive.
“This win is for all those that have supported me over the past 7 months, encouraged me, sent words of good wishes, gifts, cards and have made the battle through the dark days all worthwhile. I can finally claim a win in my own right. Adrian and the boys at DJR gave me a great car over the weekend, and never stopped working on it till they got it right.”
Unfortunately, Grant could celebrate the podium or post race festivities as he immediately jumped on board a helicopter, direct from Winton to Crown Casino for the TV Week Logie Awards. Nominated for a Silver Logie for Best TV Presenter, and for Best Light Entertainment programme, he just made it in time for the glittering ceremony. “Rove McManus may have won the Logie Silverware on the night, however there’s no way he was going to get his hands on my Fujitsu trophy – this is a keeper!”
Grant now moves into 4th place in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Championship, which will be televised on the SEVEN Network this Saturday from 1.30 pm.
2009 Fujitsu Championship Points after Winton Raceway, Victoria  
1.      David Russell 536
2.      Jonathan Webb 510
3.      Shane Price 421
4.      Grant Denyer 410
5.      James Moffat 403


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