SETTLING THE SCORE
Getting his first podium of the year at Homebush was a 2009 highlight for Jason Bright but he says there is still a score to settle at Sydney Olympic Park.
The following day the Trading Post Racing driver received a pit lane penalty whilst leading the final race and says that robbed him of his first V8 Supercar win since 2006.
The punishment, which was for exiting his pit box into traffic, put him out of contention and, to add insult to injury, would no longer be applied after a change in emphasis on who is responsible for minor pit lane collisions.
Bright believes his BJR Commodore should put him in an even stronger position this weekend and says finishing the year off well would be an important psychological advantage going into 2011.
Practice starts at 10.25am.
Trading Post Racing
"The Sydney Telstra 500 last year was a highlight for me and came at the end of a pretty difficult season, where I became more competitive as the year went on.
"Getting my first podium after a couple of difficult years was very satisfying on the first day but being robbed of the win the next day, while leading, and copping a drive-through penalty for a pit-lane incident was gut-wrenching.
"This year I feel as though I'm going there in an even stronger position; I feel like we've got a much better understanding of the car and in particular grippy surfaces, like the one at Sydney Olympic Park.
"It would be great to go into next year psychologically after a good run at the final round but regardless of the result this weekend I'm confident we're on the right track for 2011."