By Matthew Agius

Team Sirromet Wines has concluded its Hidden Valley V8 Supercar campaign with a double DNF in race three, much to the disappointment of new driver Steven Ellery.

Paul Morris, driving the lead Team Sirromet Holden Commodore retired from the race with broken suspension, despite having finished eighteenth in the reverse-grid race earlier in the day.

"We tried some different combinations with the car set-up for the first race today, but they didn't work," said Morris.

"I drove around and kept out of trouble and got some points. The last race was over for me soon after the start. I got alongside John Bowe (BOC Falcon) and between him and Paul Radisich (Team Kiwi Racing Commodore).

"My wheels clipped one of them. The front of my car went up in the air and the suspension broke when it landed."

Steven Ellery made his V8 Supercar Championship return in unspectacular fashion with a cumulative finish of thirtieth in the #39 VZ Commodore. Ellery drove a good race initially, retiring nineteen laps in with bent steering after a cross-member was damaged when he jumped a curb.

"We tried some different combinations with the car set-up for the first race today, but they didn't work," said Ellery.

"I drove around and kept out of trouble and got some points. The last race was over for me soon after the start. I got alongside John Bowe (BOC Falcon) and between him and Paul Radisich (Team Kiwi Racing Commodore).

"My wheels clipped one of them. The front of my car went up in the air and the suspension broke when it landed."

Fortunately for the Sirromet team, the next championship round is at their home test track, Queensland Raceway, where they will be only one of two Holden teams with a home track advantage. This will also be Ellery's final race in the Sirromet Commodore before the endurance races in September and October.

 

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