Rat on the attack at Phillip Island. Paul Radisich plans to keep the pressure on the field this weekend in round two of the V8 Supercars event at Phillip Island. The "Rat" in Team Betta Electrical BA Falcon car 65 finished in forth position in...
Rat on the attack at Phillip Island.
Paul Radisich plans to keep the pressure on the field this weekend in round two of the V8 Supercars event at Phillip Island.
The "Rat" in Team Betta Electrical BA Falcon car 65 finished in forth position in race two of the first round of the 2003 series, the Clipsal 500 recently, placing Radisich 5th on the championship point's table with 150, behind Mark Skaife, Steven Richards, Jason Bright and Todd Kelly.
Radisich plans to better that position and keep the pressure on the field at Phillip Island.
"We have carried out a considerable amount of testing on the cars since Adelaide and I know we will be going into round two this weekend with a much improved package" he said.
"It is always difficult setting-up a brand new car on its first race outing, but I'm very confident with the improvements made to the cars that I will be up there and on the pace" said Radisich.
Phillip Island is an exhilarating circuit for drivers, with its fast corners allowing cars to maintain speeds not always enjoyed on other circuits, although in saying that the circuit can be very demanding on tyres he commented.
"Round two will see the first 300 km race for the season, putting extra demands on drivers fitness along with the Pit Crew capabilities" said Radisich.
"So much depends on the speed of the pit stop, a race can be won or lost in the pits, particularly in an event such as Sundays race".
Dean Canto, driver of the second Team Betta Electrical BA Falcon, car 66, hopes for a change of fortunes in round two this weekend.
Canto is currently in 27th position on the point's table with 54 points in the championship after round one in Adelaide.
"I was really disappointed with my outcome in Adelaide, particularly being taken out of race two by some questionable driving by Paul Dumbrell, that action really put paid to me achieving a good result in the round" he said.
"Phillip Island is more my circuit and I am looking forward to performing well, both in qualifying and in the race on Sunday. The car will perform better than it did in Adelaide, particularly after our extensive testing program conducted at Queensland Raceway last week" said Canto.
"I will be going into round two this weekend with renewed determination to regain points that were denied me in Adelaide" he commented.