Konica V8 Supercars Winton preview

KONICA V8 SUPERCARS A FIRST FOR WINTON RACEWAY Round three of the Konica V8 Supercar Series heads to Winton Motor Raceway for the first time this weekend May 5-6. The "Nations Action Track" as it is fondly known will see twenty-seven Konica V8...

KONICA V8 SUPERCARS A FIRST FOR WINTON RACEWAY

Round three of the Konica V8 Supercar Series heads to Winton Motor Raceway for the first time this weekend May 5-6.

The "Nations Action Track" as it is fondly known will see twenty-seven Konica V8 Supercars fiercely compete three sixteen-lap races around the tight and twisting corners of the 3 kilometre track.

Series leader Simon Wills said he is expecting some tough racing on a track regarded by many as one of most technically challenging in Australia.

"Winton will be a very hard circuit for us, a lot of the teams in the top ten test at Winton so we are going to have to try and be on the pace from the beginning," said Wills.

The Melbourne based driver is hoping for better results this weekend after a disappointing round result at Oran Park. Despite winning the first race Wills failed to secure a spot on the podium after spearing off the track in race two and a minor collision in race three trying to navigate his way through the field.

"Hopefully this round I will be able to get through the field a lot cleaner. I really need to score points in all three races to maintain a good position in the Championship, " he stated.

The Konica Series first female driver Leanne Ferrier is also looking forward to racing at the Winton circuit, which is one of official testing tracks for the Garry Rogers Valvoline Cummins Repco Commodore team.

"I am looking forward to this weekend, it'll be great to race again after such a long break," said Ferrier. "Because Winton is my test circuit, I am pretty confident that we will have the speed to run up the front and that is important because I am really going to need to finish well this weekend to try and make up for my bad run at Oran Park."

Despite speculation fans will be treated to a reverse-grid in race two that will continue to guarantee exciting racing all the way to the chequered flag.

<pre> Saturday 5th May

9.15am - 9.45am V8 Supercar Practice 1 11.15am - 12.00pm V8 Supercar Practice 2 2.15pm - 2.40pm Qualifying (Top 50%) 2.45pm - 3.10pm Qualifying (Lower 50%) 3.10pm Media Conference (Top 5)

Sunday 6th May

9.30am - 9.45am V8 Supercar Warmup 11.30am - 11.50am V8 Supercar Race 1 1.30pm - 1.50pm V8 Supercar Race 2 3.30pm - 3.50pm V8 Supercar Race 3 3.50pm - 4.00pm Presentation 4.05pm V8 Supercar Media Conference (Top 3)

KONICA V8 SUPERCAR RESULTS TO DATE

2001 Konica V8 Supercar Current Championship Points

No Driver Vehicle Points

1 Simon Wills # 73 Commodore 436 2 David Parsons # 82 Commodore 410 3 Michael Simpson # 93 Falcon AU 394 4 Paul Dumbrell # 28 Commodore 374 5 Craig Harris #88 Falcon AU 362

2001 Konica V8 Supercar Series - Round One - Wakefield Park (24-25 February)

Round Placing - 1st Simon Wills # 73, 2nd Leanne Ferrier # 33, 3rd Paul Dumbrell #28

Race One - Simon Wills #73, Owen Kelley #, Michael Simpson #93 Race Two - Paul Dumbrell #28, Leanne Ferrier #33, David Parsons #82 Race Three - Simon Wills #73, Leanne Ferrier #33, Michael Simpson #93

2001 Konica V8 Supercar Series - Round Two - Oran Park (17-18 March)

Round Placing - 1st David Parsons # 82, 2nd Craig Harris #88, 3rd Michael Simpson #93

Race One - Simon Wills #73, Michael Simpson #93, Paul Dumbrell #28 Race Two - David Parsons #82, Dale Brede #90, Craig Harris #88 Race Three - David Parsons #82, Craig Harris #88, Owen Kelly #96

-TMW

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Series Supercars
Drivers Simon Wills , Dale Brede , Garry Rogers , Paul Dumbrell , Owen Kelly , Mike Simpson