Albert Park: IntaRacing race one report

Team IntaRacing 12th around the streets of Melbourne Marcus Marshall has once again shown the potential of Team IntaRacing who today finished 12th in race one of the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar Manufacturers Challenge at the Australian Grand Prix in...

Team IntaRacing 12th around the streets of Melbourne

Marcus Marshall has once again shown the potential of Team IntaRacing who today finished 12th in race one of the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar Manufacturers Challenge at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

After qualifying 15th, Marshall's Access Cash-sponsored Falcon started the race from grid position 13 once Craig Lowndes claimed pole for Ford with the rules for the event deeming that all Falcon's line up behind him in order of fastest to slowest. Holden occupied the other side of the grid to create the ultimate 'blue' verses 'red' showdown off the start line.

Marshall got a good start to the race and after making up two positions on the first lap showed great speed throughout the 15 lap showdown.

"We moved up a place from where we started on the grid which was good. I really enjoyed today, especially being able to mix it up with some of the faster guys in the V8 Supercar Series. Overall I was a lot higher up than what I have been in the past which is fantastic for a team which was established just a few months ago," Marshall said.

"We had a really strong car at the start of the race and I was able to hold off Jamie Whincup for a few laps. Being a new team we are still learning how to set up the car so it will remain strong throughout the race. We are half way there, it's just a matter of me working with the team and tuning the car a bit better to get everything right for the entire race.

"The top 10 is a major goal for us and we are just two spots away from achieving this. I will just keep chipping away at it throughout the weekend and considering that we are nearly there after only just joining the V8 Supercar Series it is pretty exciting."

Team IntaRacing Manager, Keith Evers said the Access Cash-sponsored Falcon showed great mid-race speed.

"I was really happy with today's result. Marcus [Marshall] is a lot more comfortable in the car and the potential that the car and team is showing is huge," Evers said.

"After going through the data we will make a few adjustments to the car overnight to improve the braking and we will change the tyre pressures which should provide Marcus with even more speed tomorrow."

The second of the three races which make up the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar Manufacturers Challenge will take place tomorrow at 6.15pm (AEDT).

Access Cash is a product of Intacredit, the lending division of global ecommerce company Intabill, and provides a user-friendly alternative for personal loans to the major banks.

-credit: intar

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Series Supercars
Drivers Marcus Marshall , Craig Lowndes , Jamie Whincup