BRIGHT TO TAKE SAME APPROACH FOR NEW SANDOWN FORMAT A change in race format will not change the approach for Fujitsu Racing at the Midas 400 V8 Supercar Championship Series round at Sandown International Raceway over the Queen's Birthday long...
BRIGHT TO TAKE SAME APPROACH FOR NEW SANDOWN FORMAT
A change in race format will not change the approach for Fujitsu Racing at the Midas 400 V8 Supercar Championship Series round at Sandown International Raceway over the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
After many years as a single 500-kilometre two-driver endurance race, Sandown will be a sprint round in 2008 with three individual races.
Although the format is different from the recent past, the 2006 winner of the Sandown 500 sees no reason to change too many things in his approach to the race.
"The individual race distances at Sandown this year are around the length of a driver stint in the 500km format," said Bright.
"So we don't need to do anything that different.
"The only thing really different is that you have to attack throughout each race, as there's no real time to relax.
"This time of year the weather could play its part. A cold and wintery day could make it feel like a 500-kilometre race!
"We have a new car that's working very well. Despite having just one race under its belt, we are confident that we can look at a result well inside the top-10."
The Fujitsu Racing team goes into the Midas 400 buoyed by a promising test at Winton last week. The test was used to further develop the all-new Ford Falcon that debuted at the previous round in Perth.
"The test was excellent," said Fujitsu Racing Chief Engineer Geoff Slater.
"We tried a few ideas and that's provided us with valuable information as we head forward with the car.
"Perth was a good outing, but that track is really not like any other track -- so the Winton test was extremely valuable.
"Last year Sandown seemed to be a good circuit for our car. We were quickest in a rain affected practice session. Following our test we are confident that we can be competitive throughout the entire weekend."