Team IntaRacing fight from the rear of the grid to 15th in Melbourne Team IntaRacing has bounced back from the disappointment of a DNF yesterday with Marcus Marshall claiming 15th in the third and final race of the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar ...
Team IntaRacing fight from the rear of the grid to 15th in Melbourne
Team IntaRacing has bounced back from the disappointment of a DNF yesterday with Marcus Marshall claiming 15th in the third and final race of the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar Manufacturers Challenge at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne today.
Marshall was robbed of what looked to be a top 10 finish in Race 2 yesterday after Tony D'Alberto's Commodore hit the Access Cash-sponsored Falcon with just laps remaining in the race. An overnight investigation into the incident by V8 Supercar officials deemed that Marshall was an innocent bystander in the altercation.
After starting from grid position 21 today Marshall picked his way back up through the field to 15th. Marshall was18th overall for the event which is not part of the V8 Supercar Series.
"We got back up there after yesterday and it was a lot of fun making my way through the pack today. The weekend as a whole could have been a bit better and we were tantalisingly close to a top 10 finish but it just escaped us," Marshall said.
"The team are the ones who deserve a big mention today. They have been toiling away with getting everything ready for Adelaide last weekend and then they came straight to Melbourne so after two weeks away from home and their families they have earned a bit of a break prior to Hamilton."
Marshall said the Sprint Gas V8 Supercar Manufacturers Challenge provided the team with the opportunity to test car set ups prior to the second round of the 2009 V8 Supercar Series which will take place in on the streets of Hamilton [New Zealand] on April 17 -19, 2009.
"It has been great coming to Melbourne prior to New Zealand as the AGP circuit is tough under brakes, just like Hamilton. We tuned our brakes a lot over the weekend and it makes me even more confident for when we make the trip across the Tasman next month," Marshall added.
Team IntaRacing Manager, Keith Evers said the weekend provided the team with valuable track time after only entering the V8 Supercar Series just months ago.
"It was a good weekend for the team," Evers said, "The team showed great potential and we have started to get our heads around the engineering side of things. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going in a few weeks time."
"If it wasn't for the incident in race two would have been knocking on door of a top ten finish. However, to be in the position we are in just months after establishing the team is great and I am really happy with how all the guys are working together."
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