IRWIN Racing cross Bass Strait for split race format at Symmons Plains
'Gentlemen - that's halftime' is not a call you usually associate with motor racing, but that will be the case this weekend as IRWIN Racing compete at the Tasmania Microsoft Office 365 at Symmons Plains outside Launceston.
On Sunday there will be a further two individual races totalling 100km each. All racing over the weekend will be run on the softer Dunlop race tyre.
IRWIN Racing's Lee Holdsworth comes into the event with the aim of further improving the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 V8 Supercar. The Erebus Motorsport machine will be making just its third race weekend outing as the team continues its steep development curve.
The Tasmanian circuit is short (2.4km) and lap times are in the 52-second bracket. The track has two unique features, both the slowest corner in the series and one of the fastest. The field will be spread by around a second in the qualifying sessions.
After hot weather at the opening championship round on the streets of Adelaide, the trip across Bass Strait is expected to see Holdsworth and the IRWIN crew face far fresher temperatures on the Apple Isle.