Supercars: Nick Percat “Loving” The New Tyre Rules

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Following two race meetings in a row where Nick Percat won one race by running all his good tyres in one go, and then battled with the likes of Jack Smith for 20th place in the other two races, the BJR driver is for some reason a bit of a fan of Supercars’ efforts to artificially create ‘parity’ by gifting race wins to people who weren’t the quickest on the day. 

“You know I won Bathurst.” Nick told The Waterton Chronicle, for about the fourteenth time. 

“But more importantly, I won two races in the last few weeks because I decided to use all my good tyres in one go.” Percat explained. 

When this reporter asked if Nick felt that maybe he only won because he ran all his good tyres in one go, the accidental Bathurst-winner was defiant. 

“That may be true, but I’m offended. While I may not be as quick, and my car may not be as good as the likes of Shane (van Gisbergen) and Scott (McLaughlin), this new rule means I can win at least one race every race meeting, which makes me feel better about myself, and gives those of that are not good enough  to win fair and square a chance to win anyway.”. 

Nick went on to explain that he is hoping Supercars continues down the path of equality of outcomes, adding that “it’s really the best thing to happen to me. Without this, I’d have had no chance of ever winning anything.”. 

Head of Outcomes at Supercars, Paulie the Parity Pelican, told this reporter the “organisation” is currently working on a plan to give Jack Smith an unlimited supply of new tyres in an effort to “restore competition”.