BRIGHTY READY FOR STREET FIGHT IN NZ Conditions willing, Team Boss Brad Jones is predicting a top-ten return for Trading Post Racing in New Zealand next weekend, the circuit where Jason Bright drove one of his most memorable-ever laps. The ...
BRIGHTY READY FOR STREET FIGHT IN NZ
Conditions willing, Team Boss Brad Jones is predicting a top-ten return for Trading Post Racing in New Zealand next weekend, the circuit where Jason Bright drove one of his most memorable-ever laps.
The #14 Commodore has righted the steering issue that halted progress at Clipsal and AGP and Brighty is now confident about the car's set-up, having spent several days studying data with Race Engineer Phil Keed.
After two visits to Hamilton's demanding street track Brighty is still due a result there. It was not for lack of trying in 2008, however, when he scraped into qualifying's top 20 despite having slick tyres in the wet.
Trading Post Racing #14
"Half the field started on wets but then it dried and we came in and put slicks on; then it rained again. I was going around on slicks in the wet. On the very last lap it dried enough for me to get into the top 20. It was one of my best-ever laps just in the sense that I had to commit totally.
"Since the GP I've probably had the most time since the start of the season to spend with Phil at the workshop and that was quite productive I thought. It's as much just about learning and going back over a lot of different things that we've changed, looking at when the car has been good and when it's been bad and trying to hone in on some of the things we've changed this year.
"That will produce results sooner than anything else. I'm pretty confident that we ticked a few of the boxes that we hadn't been able to at the track."
"I was very impressed with the way Phil and Jason hit the ground running when we were in the Middle East but unfortunately the dilemma with the steering has knocked them around a little bit so I'm hoping that we're back on top of that. We've still got some modifications coming, these things take time, but hopefully we can get back to where we were in the Middle East; that is running consistently in the top ten."