Winton: Team IntaRacing Saturday notes

Team IntaRacing achieve solid result at Winton Team IntaRacing's Marcus Marshall has bounced back from the disappointment of the Hamilton 400 to finish 17th in today's fifth race of the 2009 V8 Supercar Series at Winton Motor Raceway. Marshall...

Team IntaRacing achieve solid result at Winton

Team IntaRacing's Marcus Marshall has bounced back from the disappointment of the Hamilton 400 to finish 17th in today's fifth race of the 2009 V8 Supercar Series at Winton Motor Raceway.

Marshall finished inside the top eight in the opening leg of qualifying and started today's race from grid position 20 after his fastest lap was excluded from the second stage of qualifying for crossing the blend line when exiting pit lane.

The Team IntaRacing Falcon got a good start in today's 33 lap race and Marshall clawed his way through the pack to be as high as 11th when he pitted for tyres and fuel on lap 10. After struggling with the wrong tyre pressures throughout the race, Marshall fought his way back to finish 17th.

"We went really well straight up in qualifying today and were easily inside the top 10 for the first session. I was 11th with six minutes to go in the second leg of qualifying and after struggling for grip I went into the pits and crossed the blend line when exiting pit lane which meant my fastest lap for the session was excluded and I started the race from 20th," Marshall said.

"I got a really good start in today's race and did what I could early on. We just hung out there as we didn't quiet have the pace we should have due to the tyre pressures being not quite right. Despite this we finished 17th and were the second fastest out of all the cars that elected to use the normal tyre compound," he added.

Team IntaRacing Manager, Keith Evers said the team will use the new Dunlop SP Sport Maxx Sprint tyres tomorrow.

"We had a reasonably good start today and had some tyre pressure issues which we will work on overnight. We were one of six teams who did not use the sticky tyres today as we have decided to keep them for tomorrow," Evers said.

"All in all I am happy with today's result considering the dramas we had with the tyre pressures - we're a new team and we'll learn from it and move forward," he concluded.

Qualifying for the sixth race of the 2009 V8 Supercar series will take place at 10.35am tomorrow before the final 66 lap race of the event which will start at 1.05pm.

-credit: intar

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