Round 5 of the Supercars Championship at Hidden Valley Raceway proved to be an immensely strong outing for Nick Percat, who bounced back to claim two solid finishes, including a fifth-place drive on Sunday.

After what was a challenging round for the Bendix-backed Chevrolet LZ1 Camaro in Perth, Percat together with the Matt Stone Racing team had their eyes set on Darwin to reclaim their early season form, and reestablish their position inside the top 10 in season points.

The #10 was speedy from the get-go, powering to a mega second-place finish in Friday’s qualifying session, earning an entry into the following day's top 10 shootout. A clean lap amidst tricky conditions saw Percat notch P4 on the grid for Race 11, setting the stage for the 48-lap race.

The mid-afternoon sun was blaring as drivers lined up on the grid, with the conditions set to test the drivers in the Darwin heat. After a consistent encounter, Percat crossed the line in P7 and bagged a haul of points that would contribute to his overall championship standing.

Drivers were back on track for a big Sunday, with an intense qualifying session greeting the field in the morning. Struggling to maximise the lap, Percat posted the 13th fastest time, which is where he would line up for Race 12.

A stellar drive would ensue when the lights went out for the final time in Darwin, with Percat showing blistering pace and smarts, as he carved his way through the field. The LZ1 Camaro was hooked up on the Hidden Valley circuit, with both team and driver nailing the setup and strategy, as the #10 climbed a total of eight positions to claim P5.

The results see Percat make his way into a brilliant fourth place in the standings, with the category heading to Townsville in early July for Round 6.

Nick Percat: “P5 on Sunday and P4 in the championship! Darwin was a great round for us, we came out of the truck pretty speedy and managed to execute well across most sessions throughout the weekend. The team have done a fantastic job this year, the car has been great underneath me, and to be sitting in P4 in such a competitive championship is a testament to them. Onto Townsville!”