Mad Dog leaves the Mountain with tail between legs!

Grant Denyer’s assault on Round 7 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar series came to the crunch during the final lap when the Crimsafe Ford hit a torrent of water while going though Turn 2 and slid into the wall – ending any chance of a decent result.

After a strong run in Race 1 from 7th on the grid to finish 5th, the heavens opened on the warm up lap of Saturdays second race, with the event red flagged till all teams changed to wet weather tyres.

At the re-start, Grant made a blinder from the second row to lead the field in atrocious conditions across the Mountain for the first time, and held onto the race lead until Jonathon Webb made a pass under brakes at turn 1.

“To be first on the road in those conditions is just plain guess work – you just don’t know where the water is and it changes every lap.” Grant said.

Grant held second for the next 7 laps, until James Moffat started applying the pressure, then both speared off at Turn 1 – outbraking each other!

“I am battling James for 3rd in the series, so wasn’t prepared to make it easy for him. I locked a front brake into Turn 1, and he locked the rears – and we both fired down the escape road totally independent of one another.”

Moffat recovered quickly while Grant dropped back to 12th, before fighting his way back to 6th outright.

“It was the last lap and I was having a go at Damian Assailant however with conditions changing every lap, I again locked the front wheel on a river of water, and went straight into the tyre wall at Turn 2. The car cosmetically is pretty sad, however will be fine for Homebush.”

Grant still retains 4th in the Fujitsu series and is now focused on the MINI Challenge Series at the Gold Coast Super GP meeting next week.

“We had a ball in Bathurst, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting plenty of race fans at KFC in Bathurst on Thursday night.”


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