Albert Park: IRWIN Racing race 3 report

SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT AT THE AGP FOR IRWIN RACING IRWIN Racing has had a successful weekend of car development at Melbourne's Australian Grand Prix. Alex Davison drove his IRWIN Ford to 14th, 11th and 15th place across the weekend's three ...

SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT AT THE AGP FOR IRWIN RACING

IRWIN Racing has had a successful weekend of car development at Melbourne's Australian Grand Prix.

Alex Davison drove his IRWIN Ford to 14th, 11th and 15th place across the weekend's three 13-lap V8 Supercar races to finish 11th overall.

The focus for the team was to answer several set-up questions first asked at the championship's opening event at Abu Dhabi. The good news was that the new developments have proven to be a success by way of car improvement.

The team is looking forward to the fourth event of the V8 Supercar Championship - races seven and eight at the Hamilton ITM 400 in New Zealand.

WHAT ALEX DAVISON HAD TO SAY:

"From a results perspective we wanted to be inside the top ten at Albert Park this weekend, which we just missed out on. 11th is OK though. Looking at the development of the IRWIN Ford, every change we did made a difference in the balance and the set up of the car. We have plenty of positives to take away. The IRWIN Falcon was a handful to drive early in the weekend, but the changes we made turned it around. The understeer was replaced by a little too much oversteer, but I'm not too worried about that. We've engineered the car well, understanding more about what it likes and what it doesn't. This being a non-championship round has helped us answer a lot of questions which will put us in a better place in future events. The IRWIN Racing team might not have had the individual race results that we would have liked - although I do believe we had a top 10 car this weekend - but we go to Hamilton with a lot more confidence."

WHAT IRWIN RACING ENGINEER DAVID STUART HAD TO SAY:

"This weekend we did things that we'd never have a chance to do at a normal round - which is one of the reasons it's so good to be at the Grand Prix. Every change that we did to the IRWIN Ford over the weekend did exactly what we expected they would do. This was important to know. We're definitely in the window. We're not making massive changes, which is what you want. What the IRWIN Racing team learnt this weekend is that we've confirmed that the changes we made at Abu Dhabi were good changes, which has given everyone a confidence boost. The IRWIN Ford was at its best in race two so we know that we have a good base to work off. We go to Hamilton with a lot of excellent information."

-source: irwin

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Series Supercars
Drivers Alex Davison