Team Betta Eastern Creek preview

Major in-roads into handling for Team Betta. What a difference a day makes or in this case, what a difference a two-week period makes in redefining the total suspension set-up of both Team Betta Electrical BA Falcons. The Team has experienced...

Major in-roads into handling for Team Betta.

What a difference a day makes or in this case, what a difference a two-week period makes in redefining the total suspension set-up of both Team Betta Electrical BA Falcons.

The Team has experienced frustration with the cars handling characteristics during the first two rounds of this year's series, so much so the team has called on assistance from outside the team in order to bring a totally fresh perspective to the suspension set-up problem.

"Going back to basics is very important said Paul Radisich, if you don't come back to the starting point the problem will just keep magnifying itself".

"With some fresh thoughts on how to overcome the cars behavioural problems, particularly in being able to get the power down to the ground earlier coming out of the corners, this alone will allow us to gain at least another 1.5 seconds per lap which inturn would automatically place the cars in the top five placing's" - Radisich commented.

"There is no doubt about it, we have made dramatic in-roads with the changes to the suspension geometry since Phillip Island and although the team has not had the opportunity test the cars on the circuit, the entire team is quietly confident the cars will show far greater performance during the practice sessions prior to Sundays 300km race".

"Which brings us to another point said Radisich, there should be no accolades for the person responsible for the decision to run a 300km race on such a circuit as Eastern Creek. My view is the circuit is more suited to the sprint race format of past years, but most certainly not a 300km endurance event".

"The excitement of the shorter sprint races may well be lost this year with results coming down to the performance of the pit crews and the mercy of the weather".

"However I may well be proven wrong this weekend" said Radisich.

"I have had success at this circuit in the past, having won at Eastern Creek in 2000 after qualifying 5th, with a further 5th position in 2001 he said.

"I do enjoy the circuit, particularly the very fast sweeping first corner, it is possibly best described as a drivers circuit rather than a spectators circuit".

Dean Canto, second of the Team Betta Electrical drivers in car 66, has only had one previous start at Eastern Creek in 2001, qualifying in 30th position whilst finishing the race in 25th position.

"I cant say I have had a lot of experience with this circuit, however I am looking forward to mastering the circuit this weekend, which is something a 300km race tends to afford you", - Canto commented.

"I'll be approaching this event in a very steady manner and hopefully build on my position throughout the race distance.

"I have experienced some misfortunes in this, my first full time position with the team and trust this is all behind me now. I will be approaching this weekend's race with a great deal of determination for a good result,"- he said.

Paul Radisich in car 65 is currently placed 9th on the series points table with a total of 276 points, Dean Canto in car 66 is placed in 31st position with a total of 66 points.

The 77 lap race will start at 1.30pm this Sunday.

-tbe-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Dean Canto , Paul Radisich , Phillip Island