The 2021 Increase Cell Tremendous Vans season is formally underway.
The primary of three races within the Tasmania SuperSprint weekend at Symmons Plains Raceway happened on Saturday, and Paul Morris was on level when he took the lead on the ultimate inexperienced flag en path to his first SST win since 2017.
Paul Weel was the quickest in apply and qualifying earlier within the day, and a discipline inversion meant he began Race #1 behind the grid. Morris began on the pole within the truck of his son Nash, who missed the race as a result of again ache throughout qualifying, although he retained his traditional #67. With the youthful Morris out, Shae Davies assumed his Increase Cell livery however saved his #88.
As Morris led the opening lap, Davies’s throttle cable snapped whereas touchdown off the second ramp and ended his race. Shaun Richardson took second with a transfer within the flip 4 hairpin, a tactic that will turn out to be a recurring theme all through the day.
Weel took the lead on lap two, which led to a battle between Morris and Richardson for second. On lap 5 with the competitors warning looming, Richardson tried a transfer on Weel by way of the skin line within the hairpin however failed. By the yellow, Weel led Richardson, Morris, and Dave Casey.
The race resumed on lap seven with Weel and Richardson persevering with their battle. Previous to the lap’s conclusion, Morris rode on two wheels via a kerb and needed to skip a ramp, whereas Richardson tried the hairpin go on the within and succeeded. Nevertheless, he misplaced the place after two-wheeling and lacking the primary ramp a lap later.
Contact between Richardson and Morris on lap ten enabled Weel to slide by as the ultimate competitors yellow flag was waved. Though Weel pulled forward early on the lap 11 restart, Morris utilised the draft to his benefit to catch up.
As the ultimate lap started, Morris missed the primary ramp however was not penalised as he didn’t achieve a place. On the hairpin, he efficiently overtook Weel on the within. Regardless of dealing with strain from Weel and Richardson, Morris saved them at bay to attain his fourth profession win and first since Perth Race #3 throughout his 2017 championship season.
Richardson slipped by Weel to take second, whereas Casey completed his SST début in fourth.