TEST DAY GIVES INGALL FURTHER CONFIDENCE HEADING INTO SANDOWN Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall is buoyed in confidence following his first test day of 2008 at Queensland Raceway yesterday. Across the opening four rounds of the 2008 V8...
TEST DAY GIVES INGALL FURTHER CONFIDENCE HEADING INTO SANDOWN
Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall is buoyed in confidence following his first test day of 2008 at Queensland Raceway yesterday.
Across the opening four rounds of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series Ingall has shown plenty of promising speed aboard the #39 Supercheap Auto Commodore and with the extra confidence from yesterday's test believes he can be a serious contender near the front of the field.
"When you consider the speed we have shown over the opening four rounds without a test day, full credit must be given to the team as we have been testing 'on the run' during race weekends," said Ingall.
"We shook the car down at the start of the year and that has basically been it in the way of testing. Yesterday's test day provided us with the opportunity to really get a good understanding of the new car and find out how it reacts to different changes.
"We specifically focused on areas where we haven't had the time to really delve into during the race meetings, it was good to go through the whole car and work on a variety of areas.
"We've now got a better understanding of what works and doesn't work so well in the way of our set up.
"So far this year my speed on older tyres has been very good, it is more so qualifying that we have to work on and if we can nail that I'm confident we will be able to mix it right at the front of the pack.
"I'm really looking forward to the endurance races this year, especially the Supercheap Auto 1000, as I've shown some great race pace over long runs -- which is the most important thing at these long distance events."
Throughout the day yesterday Ingall completed almost 160 laps around the 3.22km Ipswich circuit.
The 2005 Series Champion will next be in action on June 7-9 when he competes in the Midas 400, round five of the 2008 Supercar Championship Series, at Melbourne's Sandown International Raceway.