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Marshall hoping to achieve another top ten finish in Tasmania After recording Team IntaRacing's first top 10 finish at the last event of the 2009 V8 Supercar Series, Marcus Marshall is hoping to continue his strong form at Symmons Plains for the...

Marshall hoping to achieve another top ten finish in Tasmania

After recording Team IntaRacing's first top 10 finish at the last event of the 2009 V8 Supercar Series, Marcus Marshall is hoping to continue his strong form at Symmons Plains for the Falken Tasmanian Challenge this weekend. Team IntaRacing, whose major sponsor ceased operation earlier this year, has continued to flourish despite the current turmoil with Marshall finishing inside the top nine at Winton Motor Raceway and setting a new lap record at the Victorian circuit. This weekend the #77 Falcon will carry Sherrin Rentals signage and Marshall is looking forward to returning to Tasmania after growing up in the 'Apple Isle'.

"It is great to have Sherrin Rentals come on board to help us out this weekend," Marshall said. "It's definitely good to be going back to Tassie, I've got family and friends still down there and it will be great to see them all again. I've also noticed each time we go back the fan-base down there grows and grows each time we race at Symmons Plains and that certainly adds to the excitement of the event.

"We finished ninth in the last race and we'll be fighting to maintain this form again in Tassie this weekend. Our goal, for every race, is to be a contender inside the top ten. As a team, we continue to learn and if we keep knocking on the door of the top ten it will help us to step up to another level."

Team IntaRacing Manager, Keith Evers said another factor in this weekend's event will be the return of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx Sprint tyre, which made its debut in the V8 Supercar Series in Winton.

"We're running the softer tyre again this weekend and I believe it is another opportunity for anybody to step up there and finish on the podium," Evers said."While the final race strategy for the weekend won't be decided until we get to Tasmania, it will be important to stick to our plan for qualifying and ensure that we keep a set of tyres for the qualifying session on Sunday."

-credit: intar

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Series Supercars
Drivers Marcus Marshall