Winton: IRWIN Racing Queensland test report

SATISFYING TEST DAY FOR IRWIN RACING IRWIN Racing has completed its second test day of the year with Alex Davison leaving Queensland Raceway happy with the day's progress. IRWIN Racing focussed on improving chassis set up and reducing ...

SATISFYING TEST DAY FOR IRWIN RACING

IRWIN Racing has completed its second test day of the year with Alex Davison leaving Queensland Raceway happy with the day's progress.

IRWIN Racing focussed on improving chassis set up and reducing car understeer, one of the biggest issues that Davison had to contend with at the recent Queensland Raceway round.

Both Davison and his engineer David Stuart felt they improved the IRWIN Ford throughout the day and go to the next V8 Supercar event at Darwin's Hidden Valley Raceway with more confidence.

What Alex Davison had to say:

"It was a pretty good day, I got plenty of laps in and overall I was very satisfied. It's always good to drive the car without the pressure of a race meeting. I feel we know a little more about this car and what it does and doesn't like and why. We tried several new things, with three or four of them helping improve the IRWIN Ford. We were concentrating on chassis development and we were trying to improve the balance. Car balance has been a problem this year. Do I feel we improved the IRWIN Falcon? The answer is yes, I do. I hope that we can take a stronger car to the next round; particularly at a place (Darwin) where IRWIN Racing did so well at last year."

What IRWIN Engineer David Stuart had to say:

"IRWIN Racing had an extremely positive day of testing. We made some adjustments that the car reacted well to, in particular chassis improvements. Alex had a lot of problems with understeer at the Queensland round earlier this month; we were able to run the IRWIN Ford with a lot less understeer yesterday without compromising balance. Alex's times were good. He ran competitively and his times were up there all day. He did a good job on old tyres. The aim is to make the car more precise, if we can achieve that, in terms of turn and balance, then we're definitely going in the right direction. It was positive to see the car react well to the workshop ideas."

The next V8 Supercar event will be held at Darwin's Hidden Valley Raceway on June 18-20, 2010.

-source: irwin racing

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Series Supercars
Drivers Alex Davison