BIGGEST STEP FORWARD IN V8 MEMORY Jason Bright is relishing his underdog status this weekend after spending a good part of today's Townsville V8 Supercar practice session near the top of the times. The Fujitsu Racing driver debuted his FG...
BIGGEST STEP FORWARD IN V8 MEMORY
Jason Bright is relishing his underdog status this weekend after spending a good part of today's Townsville V8 Supercar practice session near the top of the times.
The Fujitsu Racing driver debuted his FG Ford Falcon at the new North Queensland circuit this afternoon and despite all the untried factors was soon lapping second-quickest.
For the last 50 minutes of practice Brighty bolted on an old set of tyres, dropping him to 14th overall. Whilst realistic about how quickly he can start winning races again, Bright says he is confident of a top ten spot in tomorrow's inaugural Dunlop Townsville 400.
Qualifying starts tomorrow at 10.30am.
#25 Fujitsu Racing
"The change between the BF and the FG is definitely one of the biggest steps I've ever felt in V8 Supercars. The way we've been building these newer generation cars has seen quite a change to how much lighter we can make them and therefore where you can put the weight [to reach the category-specified minimum weight].
"That means the FG just pitches less and rolls less and is much easier to control. It might take us a couple of rounds to get the most out of it but I immediately feel a lot more competitive than I have been.
"In Practice, the car felt really good in the second sector; in that session we probably did three times that were good enough for second-fastest, which was pretty satisfying. At that stage a lot of people were getting up to speed so I don't read into that too much but my gut feeling is that we're well inside the top ten. There's still a few guys that have to get up there, like Lowndes and Tander, but there's a couple of guys in the top ten that I don't expect to be there tomorrow."