When Dwayne Bewley and Trevor Sheumack hit the streets of Adelaide next weekend aboard their Subaru Impreza WRX STi, they should have no problem quickly learning the Adelaide street circuit. The Sydney pair will contest round two of the Century...
When Dwayne Bewley and Trevor Sheumack hit the streets of Adelaide next weekend aboard their Subaru Impreza WRX STi, they should have no problem quickly learning the Adelaide street circuit.
The Sydney pair will contest round two of the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship, racing in a two-hour twilight race on the Saturday night of the three-day event.
The race is part of the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar event the race voted in 1999 as the race of the year by AVESCO.
While neither driver has raced on the Adelaide street circuit before, the duo shouldn¹t get lost thanks to team sponsor VDO Dayton.
Their Subaru has been fitted with a VDO Dayton MS 5000 car multi-media system which precisely tracks the exact location of the car via satellite through a "Whereis" softwear package.
"We will probably be too busy behind the wheel to look at the system, but it will provide television viewers with the exact location of the car on the track," Sheumack said.
"We will have an in-car camera fitted to the car, so viewers can keep up with our progress."
The MS 5000 is an easy-to-use car navigation system which system guides you to your destination with spoken instructions in one of 19 voices. Your current position is continuously updated on a large multicolour display.
In addition, during your journey the trip computer can also supply useful information such as average speed, distance traveled, or other data.
Bewley and Sheumack are confident of a strong showing aboard their machine which has been upgraded to STi-spec for the Adelaide race.
"Class A of the GTP Championship is pretty tough this year, but the Subaru should be pretty well suited to Adelaide," Bewley said.
"There are a lot of second gear, ninety degree corners where getting good traction is vital that is where the Subaru really shines.
"Racing into the night will also be a great experience but I really think we should be in with a great chance."
A total of 44 cars have entered for the Adelaide round of the championship 17 in Class A, making the traffic a key consideration in race tactics.
"Fighting your way through traffic is always part of the tough aspects of GTP racing," Sheumack.
"That will be even tougher at night because the slower cars will only see a set of headlines bearing down on them they won¹t necessarily know whether it is someone from their own class or a faster car.
"But that is all part of the challenge, I can¹t wait to hit the track in Adelaide."
Both Bewley and Sheumack have enjoyed strong success in GTP and Super Touring. Sheumack also has enjoyed a career as a race engineer in Europe in Formula 3000 and Formula One.
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