Nick Percat experienced a tumultuous weekend of racing at Round 4 of the 2024 Supercars Championship in Perth, showing signs of blistering pace throughout the weekend while also experiencing the inevitable difficulties of motorsport.

The race weekend began well for the South Australian charger, as he put his Bendix-backed Chevrolet LZ1 Camaro in P2 as the opening practice session wrapped up on Friday.

In an immensely tight qualifying session, Percat would depart Race 9 from P13 on the grid, which is a position he would improve by a strong six positions by the time the checkered flag flew to finish in seventh.

The sun was shining high in the sky in the west by the time Sunday rolled around, with the Matt Stone Racing team dialing the #10 ahead of the final practice session of the weekend. Positioning would prove difficult for Percat, as he put down a lap time that was outside the 10.

An intense, 40-minute knockout qualifying session followed, which again would prove to be a difficult outing for Percat as the team struggled to unlock the qualifying pace in the latter stages, with Percat lining up from P18 on the grid.

Tussling in the midfield after a decent jump off the line, Percat was making his way through the field, before unfortunate contact would earn him a a penalty and tumble him down the order for a 21st-place finish.

The results see Percat sit in sixth place in the series standings, with the championship heading to the top end in Darwin in just under a month’s time.

Nick Percat: “Mixed weekend here in Perth, but the good news is that the car had great pace at times throughout the weekend. Difficult outing on Sunday, I had some good, hard racing with JC, but was unfortunate with the tangle with JLB. Everything is trending in the right direction, the car is speedy, and I love Darwin - it’s always been one of my favourites.”