Tasmania: Tasman Motorsport race one report

The new look ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Tasman Motorsport Commodores have finished nose to tail in 10th and 11th during today's first race for the Falken Tasmania Challenge at Symmons Plains. Both Jason Richards and Greg Murphy moved four places ...

The new look ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Tasman Motorsport Commodores have finished nose to tail in 10th and 11th during today's first race for the Falken Tasmania Challenge at Symmons Plains.

Both Jason Richards and Greg Murphy moved four places forward from their starting positions in the 50 lap race and have the opportunity tomorrow to record strong overall top 10 finishes at this, the 13th and penultimate round of the 2007 V8 Supercar Series.

Championship leader, Garth Tander won today's uneventful race from pole position for the Toll HSV Dealer Team, his Holden Commodore leading home the Fords of series challenger Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom.

The round will conclude tomorrow with the final two 50 lap races.

Jason Richards, #3 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Tasman Motorsport Holden Commodore: "My car was quite strong over the first half of the race and had more speed than the DJR car in front, but unfortunately we couldn't get past. Then towards the end, the last five laps, we struggled with the rear tyres. We've got a good race package though, better than qualifying which was disappointing. The goal for tomorrow is to improve our results and finish strongly for Rockstar and everyone associated with our Tasman Motorsport team."

Greg Murphy, #51 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Tasman Motorsport Holden Commodore: "For me, I suppose you could say 11th was ok as just finishing Race 1 was a huge improvement over last year when I didn't even get to complete the first lap! Seriously, we struggled a bit before the stop and afterwards got past a couple cars, but that was about it - it was a very uneventful race. We've found the right front brake has been grabbing, which wasn't helping in a straight line. We'll fix that and try find a little more speed in the setup of our Rockstar Commodore. Hopefully we'll move a few places further forward in each race tomorrow."

-credit: tasmanmotorsport.com.au

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