Phillip Island: IRWIN Racing pre-race news

BRABHAM CAN TASTE IRWIN RACING'S HUNGER FOR SUCCESS IRWIN Racing's David Brabham is looking forward to this weekend's first V8 Supercar endurance event of the year and can already sense the team's hunger for success. Brabham, who will...

BRABHAM CAN TASTE IRWIN RACING'S HUNGER FOR SUCCESS

IRWIN Racing's David Brabham is looking forward to this weekend's first V8 Supercar endurance event of the year and can already sense the team's hunger for success.

Brabham, who will co-drive the IRWIN Ford at Phillip Island with series regular Alex Davison, flew into Brisbane last week ahead of this weekend's L&H Phillip Island 500.

"It's fantastic to be driving at IRWIN Racing," said IRWIN Racing's David Brabham.

"I get a real feel that they're very hungry for success.

"It's great to be in that environment heading to Phillip Island in the IRWIN Ford.

"I am very excited; I've been away from V8 racing for too long."

Australia's International racing superstar races Sportscars in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), a Championship that he not only won in 2009 but leads this year.

Brabham flew in from Toronto, Canada, last week and test drove the IRWIN Ford Falcon at Queensland Raceway.

"A V8 Supercar is very different to what I'm used to that's for sure," said Brabham.

"(The test was) all about remembering what it's like to drive one of these things.

"I'm not 100% comfortable yet, there's still quite a bit for me to understand but we made a big step forward. I haven't driven these cars since 2006, so it was good to get back in and feel how different they are.

"I am very excited coming up to Phillip Island, I'm focussing on learning the car and learning the systems that are in place, these little things can make a big difference."

Full-time driver Alex Davison is looking forward to this weekend's endurance race, the first of three events that will see him co-drive with Brabham.

"We're really confident, we've set ourselves with realistic and not unattainable goals," said IRWIN Racing's Alex Davison.

"At last week's test David went really well and got better and better as the day progressed. I'm really confident for Phillip Island and especially for Bathurst.

"We're going to the two events as underdogs, and probably won't be high on a lot of people's lists of favourites, but I'm really confident that we are going to surprise a few people."

-source: irwin

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Series Supercars
Drivers David Brabham , Alex Davison , Phillip Island