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MARSHALL TO TAKE IT TO THE STREETS OF HAMILTON IRWIN Racing's Marcus Marshall is refreshed and ready to go for the first-ever Hamilton 400 V8 Supercar event in New Zealand this weekend. Although Marshall has not driven his Irwin Racing Ford...

MARSHALL TO TAKE IT TO THE STREETS OF HAMILTON

IRWIN Racing's Marcus Marshall is refreshed and ready to go for the first-ever Hamilton 400 V8 Supercar event in New Zealand this weekend.

Although Marshall has not driven his Irwin Racing Ford Falcon for a month, he has been close to top-level motor sport by attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup event in Martinsville (USA) with Irwin Industrial Tools.

The opportunity to see inside the IRWIN Racing team in the US has well and truly charged Marshall's batteries. Getting back in the Falcon V8 Supercar on a new track has Marshall even more excited.

"A new track and a renewed enthusiasm has me looking forward to the race in Hamilton," said Marshall

"The three races in the one month was a hectic way to start the year -- but it was good for our group as we quickly got to know each other. Since the Grand Prix event we have really got our heads around moving forward.

"Now that we have had a break we are all really keen to get back on track and show some progress.

Irwin Racing Lead Engineer Greg Foletta has been kept busy heading-up improvements on the Ford Falcon as well as preparing for an all-new circuit.

"You can never stand still in this game," said Foletta.

"We have made some updates to the car, plus we are working better as a team. I'm sure we can justifiably look forward to a strong showing.

"A new track does provide a different challenge, but it's one that we are looking forward to.

The IRWIN Racing Falcon takes to the track for extended practice on Friday. Qualifying will be held Saturday morning with the opening 36-lap race later that afternoon. Sunday completed the action with another two 36-lap races.

-credit: bammedia.com.au

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