Phillip Island: Lansvale Racing preview

Lansvale Racing committed to major performance improvement at Phillip Island. April 8 2002 - Sydney's Lansvale Racing V8 Supercar Team has spent the last three weeks working solidly on improving Cameron McConville's VX Commodore in preparation...

Lansvale Racing committed to major performance improvement at Phillip Island.

April 8 2002 - Sydney's Lansvale Racing V8 Supercar Team has spent the last three weeks working solidly on improving Cameron McConville's VX Commodore in preparation for this Sunday's second round of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship at Victoria's Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.

The team's lack of pace at the Clipsal 500 in March has forced McConville to compete in Friday's sudden death pre-qualifying session at Phillip Island, which will determine whether or not Lansvale Racing will be competing at this round.

"I'd much rather be going to Phillip Island as a guaranteed starter and I don't think I will be sleeping well until Friday night - knowing that we have secured our place in the round. Having said that, I am confident that we will have good speed at the island as we have been quick there in the past. It is one of my favourite fast and flowing circuits - I always get a good buzz from racing there," McConville said.

Further boosting McConville's confidence will be the results of a full day's testing tomorrow (Tuesday April 9) at Sydney's Oran Park Raceway in preparation for this weekend's important second round.

"We are long overdue for development testing and we have a number of things to try at Oran Park that we think will increase our competitiveness for the remainder of the season," Cameron said, "I am sure that it will be a very productive day for us as we have a lot to get through," He added.

Lansvale Racing has yet to score a point in the 2002 Australian V8 Supercar Championship and plans to open their new season account in Victoria this weekend. McConville is highly experienced at Phillip Island having tested there extensively with the Holden Racing Team in 1999 and Rod Nash Racing in 2000, along with the numerous races he has completed at the 4.5km seaside circuit located 120 km south east of Melbourne. /ends.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Cameron McConville , Rod Nash , Phillip Island
Teams Rod Nash Racing , Holden Racing Team