"Rule Enforcement Better, But Still Needs Work" Says Ellery Super Cheap Auto driver Steve Ellery says the enforced ruling on kerb-hopping at this weekend's round of V8 Supercars at Oran Park has been a lesson for many of the teams in the ...
"Rule Enforcement Better, But Still Needs Work" Says Ellery
Super Cheap Auto driver Steve Ellery says the enforced ruling on kerb-hopping at this weekend's round of V8 Supercars at Oran Park has been a lesson for many of the teams in the championship.
A number of teams were given warnings for kerb hopping during the two 100km races, including Ellery and while he says it's good AVESCO is trying to keep the racing clean he believes the enforcements of the rules still needs fine-tuning.
"At a track like Oran Park you're hard pushed to single out half a dozen guys who are hopping the kerbs, because most of the cars out there are touching kerbs around the back of the track.
"We were told that warnings would be given and I agree that AVESCO needs to enforce serious kerb hopping for safety reasons, but I still think the ruling could be more evenly enforced.
"Concessions have been made where warnings are given and not just stop gos and that's good because if teams are bending rules, it puts the onus back on them to clean up their act. We just need to be sure that everyone who is bending those rules gets a reminder," Ellery explained.
He says AVESCO has a big job ahead of it in the next three weeks,making sure rules are easily enforced at the big points scoring round the Queensland 500 at the end of August.
Ellery, like many other drivers are banking on a top performance at his test circuit to make up the small points deficit to get him into the top 10 in the championship. He and co-driver Geoff Brabham have already spent quite a lot of time at the track together.
Ellery finished today's two races in 14th and 11th places and 10th overall for the weekend and while he's pleased with a car which is one of the fastest on track, he's hoping to perfect qualifying by Queensland to grab the grid position the car is capable of.
The Queensland 500 is the home round for the Super Cheap Auto Team and Ellery is confident of the team's performance for the endurance test.