Fresh off the back of signing a long-term contract with Matt Stone Racing that will see him part of the squad until the end of 2027, Nick Percat experienced the difficulties of motorsport at Round 6 of the Supercars Championship in Townsville, with unfortunate incidents hampering the results.

Pace eluded the squad as they rolled the #10 Bendix-backed entry out of the semi, with Percat notching P20 during Friday’s opening 40-minute practice session - a time that he would improve to P11 in the second and final practice session of the day.

Saturday was a busy day of on-track action for the Supercars drivers, jumping straight into an intense 15-minute qualifying session with the top 10 entering into the shootout. After a session of ups and downs, Percat would finish in P14, which is where he would begin the upcoming 88-lap encounter.

Dark clouds emerged in the distance as drivers took off for the Race at 2:40 pm, and about 30 seconds later, Percat would be a victim of the narrow confines of the run from turns 2 to 3, where he’d be clipped in the rear, suffering damage that would have a massive hindrance on the result.

Despite the challenge, Percat soldiered on to capture valuable championship points, finishing in 21st place.

A new day would greet drivers on Sunday, but the same packed schedule was upcoming. One lap pace again proved to be a struggle to extract out of the #10, as he notched the 14th fastest lap time in qualifying.

Unfortunately, the woes would continue for Percat on Sunday, once again a victim in the lows of motorsport, as he would notch P20 to wrap up his Townsville weekend.

The series heads to Sydney SuperNight on July 19-21, presenting drivers with a fresh opportunity to charge towards the front of the pack.

Nick Percat: “I got caught up in a couple of good old-fashioned racing incidents in Townsville! Not an ideal weekend, we qualified in the mid-field, and unfortunately, with how tight the run after turn 2 is, accidents are prone to happen there in the mid-field. The team did a stellar job to straighten out the car, although it just wasn’t meant to be this weekend. That’s motorsport sometimes, we’ll turn things around and come out swinging in Sydney.”