James Courtney Apologises For Dismal Weekend

Car Cursed?

James Courtney Apologises For Dismal Weekend

Things couldn't get much worse for the ex-Holden Racing Team, Mobil 1 HSV Racing in Perth.

James Courtney had a shocker... finishing 17th on Saturday and 22nd on Sunday.

The results came off starts of 24th and 20th on the grid.

“It’s been a horrendous weekend for us as a team,” he said in a video message to fans.

“I’m gutted. All the boys here put in crazy hours and to get them (the cars) ready.

“For us to come away with no result at all is not good enough.

“We’ll have a look at everything and work out what’s going on.

“I’d like to say sorry to everyone. I’m trying my best and it’s just not coming together.

The going wasn't much better for teammate Scott Pye, who finished 24th and 14th over the two races.

Team boss Ryan Walkinshaw concedes there'll be some tough days to come back at the workshop this week.

“We have to look at how all the cars are working on the track,” he said, stressing that “no one is more frustrated than myself” about the team’s performance.

“We didn’t have a bad weekend here last year, so we need to understand what when right last year and what went wrong this year.

Courtney's sure his problems are chassis-related.

The current #22 chassis was shelves last year after former driver Garth Tander complained about it not playing nice with set-up changes.

Walkinshaw dismisses talk it might be cursed after it was stripped back and tested in the off-season.

“We have done every test we can possibly think of doing on that chassis to make sure it is up to scratch and it has come out fine in every test we have done."

“I would suggest it has more to do with us not having the car set up in the right window at the moment and we need to sort it out.”

They won't have to long to sort it out though, with the Winton Supersprint just around the corner (May 19-21).

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