Final fling falls short but Walsh impresses at Gold Coast 600

ASH Walsh's Endurance Cup V8 Supercar season did not end how he would have liked.

But Ipswich racer Walsh was showed he loses nothing compared to most other V8 Supercar drivers at the Gold Coast 600 at the weekend.

Walsh and his Dick Johnson Racing co-driver Scott Pye finished eighth in the first race on Saturday after qualifying in 22nd spot.

Yesterday saw Walsh start from 21st spot, before an impressive drive got their Ford Falcon into 14th spot when he handed the car to Pye after 35 laps of the 102 lap race.

Pye was in 13th spot when he incurred a drive through penalty, before finishing 12th.

"I'm not sure we had quite the pace of Saturday but we came through into position 12 and ensured more points for Scotty's championship chase," Walsh said.

"The Safety Cars were not too bad for us today but when Scott copped a PLP (pit lane penalty) it really hurt. It dropped us from what would have been a strong top 10 position."

The completion of the race marks the end of Walsh's commitments with DJR this year.

While Pye is still fighting for the V8 Supercars title, Walsh has one round of the Dunlop Development series remaining, in Sydney in December.

He just hopes his efforts at Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast will secure him a full-time drive in the main game next year.

"I have really enjoyed the Pirtek Endurance Cup with DJR and although we had some things not go our way, we showed that we were a good combination," the Yamanto product said.



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