NZ champion satisfied with pace in Australian V8 Development series opener at Adelaide.
March 3, 2007, 7.20pm. Reigning NZ V8 champion Kayne Scott had a mixed, if ultimately satisfying, first round in the 2007 Australian V8 Supercar Development series race on the streets of Adelaide this weekend.
Driving an ex-Mark Skaife Holden Commodore, Scott qualified fifth, and was running third in Friday’s heat when the steering rack broke. He was black-flagged for smoke and had to stop and retire.
He started from the back of the grid in Saturday’s race and worked his way through to a sixth place finish.
“It was a good race,” he said of the second heat. “We’ve learnt a lot this weekend.
“It would be good to come back again with the benefit of running 24 laps. I’d do things a little differently.
“Still there’s not a mark on the car.”
Scott is flying back to Christchurch tonight, arriving around midnight, then driving to Timaru for two races in the NZ V8 series – in which he’s lying second behind today’s race winner, John McIntyre.
Scott will start the first of Sunday’s races from the back of the grid because he didn’t take part in qualifying.
Photo caption: Kayne Scott drove this ex-Mark Skaife Commodore in Adelaide.