Sydney: Fujitsu: Colin Corkery preview

CORKERY RETURNS FOR FUJITSU V8 SUPERCAR SERIES FINAL Supercharge Batteries-backed Auckland driver Colin Corkery returns to the Fujitsu V8 Supercar series at the season-ending Sydney Telstra V8 Supercar championship meeting at the new Homebush...

CORKERY RETURNS FOR FUJITSU V8 SUPERCAR SERIES FINAL

Supercharge Batteries-backed Auckland driver Colin Corkery returns to the Fujitsu V8 Supercar series at the season-ending Sydney Telstra V8 Supercar championship meeting at the new Homebush street circuit in Sydney's mid-west over the weekend.

Corkery, a race winner in the Yokohama V8 Ute racing series across the Tasman last year, signed up for a toe-in-the-water season in the Fujitsu series this year with Paul Morris Motorsport with this weekend's round the third on his schedule after the Clipsal 500 meeting at the beginning of the year and the Queensland round in August.

Fromer kart ace Corkery has shown both pace and potential in his previous two outings in the Supercharge Batteries Holden Commodore and he is looking for another competitive run to end his first season in the category this weekend.

"I was just outside the top 11 at Queensland so I'm looking for somewhere in the top ten this weekend, "he said this morning.

The young Aucklander had a positive test in the Supercharge Commodore at Queensland International Raceway last week and has prepared for this weekend's meeting on the new 2.45 km Homebush street circuit by 'driving' the track on the Game Factor simulator the top V8 Supercar drivers use.

"It's never like actually being there because there are so many things on a street circuit that you don't know about until you get there, like seal changes , till you get there but it definitely helps in terms of getting to know the layout and that sort of thing."

Like their counterparts in the V8 Supercar series the Fujitsu series competitors test on Friday, qualify on Saturday morning then have a race apiece on Saturday and Sunday.

-credit: colincorkery.co.nz

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Series Supercars
Drivers Paul Morris , Colin Corkery