After a stunning display at Bathurst in qualifying the raise was full of heartbreak for M Motorsport. Glen Wood joined by former F1 driver Tomas Enge in a Pro Am team were comfortably controlling the GT4 class lead when a couple of problems brought their run to a halt.
“We had a really good start, Justin started and he had a really good stint early on and was the fastest he had been all week. I jumped in and did a double stint, we had a small issue with the roof canopy coming unhooked and after an additional stop to get it latched down I was back on track. It was mega hot, circa 45-50 degrees on track and I was just about stuffed when I got out about mid race”
Wood went off to have a break rest before jumping back in late in the race, the team kept on going and re took the class lead when disaster struck. “We were miles ahead, the boys did a great job and we had it in control when we had a fuel overflow issue with the dry break system and the next thing was it was on fire… I came in and we parked it rather than risk it happening in the 40 degree head outside. It was such a good run until then”. Holding a commanding lead Wood was understandable guttered.
“Shattered is what I would say, it just wasn’t our day. The guys here did a great job, there isn’t a scratch on the car and the team have been brilliant all weekend and to have this happen with an hour to go it’s the stuff of heartbreak mate”.
Wood is hoping to head to the Adelaide Parklands track aboard the GT3 Lamborghini and make amends for Bathurst “The car was good there last year, hopefully we can be up there again and have a decent run in GT”.
Wood will miss the opening round of MG’s this year with Australian GT commitments in Adelaide where the events clash but hopes to be back later this year.