Queensland: Alex Yoong preview

Yoong Back in V8 Supercar Action this Weekend at the Queensland Raceway with Shane Beikoff Racing Malaysian ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong will be behind the wheel of the Dieseltech Springwood AU Falcon once again this weekend for ...

Yoong Back in V8 Supercar Action this Weekend at the Queensland Raceway with Shane Beikoff Racing

Malaysian ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong will be behind the wheel of the Dieseltech Springwood AU Falcon once again this weekend for the Queensland-based V8Supecar team Shane Beikoff Racing.

After an extremely successful test session at the 3.1km Queensland Raceway circuit last Tuesday, Yoong can't wait to get behind the wheel of the Ford AU Falcon again, and knows the car has what it takes to mix it with the best in the business.

"We posted some very impressive lap times at Queensland Raceway last week - the crew at Shane Beikoff Racing have made a lot of changes to the Ford AU Falcon since our last round at Eastern Creek, and it has really paid off," the 27-year old Malaysian driver explained.

"Being the home event for this small yet popular team, I'd love to repay the team for their trust in allowing me to drive by wrapping up the weekend with a good result," Yoong continued.

Team Manager Shane Beikoff also expects big things at Queensland Raceway, saying that with a newly-revised geometry setup on the AU Falcon, the aggression of Yoong and the support of the local Queensland crowd, Shane Beikoff Racing has a firm chance of breaking into the Top 10.

"We've worked very hard between Eastern Creek and this Round in terms of geometry settings on the car, and it's really paid off. Our development on the car has allowed us more adjustments during the race weekend, and I think that with Alex's experienced head and vast technical feedback, he'll help us immensely in getting the car on the money," Beikoff explained.

"Alex showed at Eastern Creek he had the pace to mix it with the best - 9th overall in Practice and was running 8th in Race 2 until he was unfortunately taken out by a fellow competitor. We're very excited about this round, especially the support from the local crowd, as the whole crew are 100% Brisbane-resided, as well as our major sponsor Dieseltech Springwood, so we're very enthusiastic about our chances this weekend," Beikoff concluded.

Shane Beikoff Racing's home event at Round 5 of the 2004 Konica Minolta V8Supercar Series at Queensland Raceway will take place this weekend, 3rd & 4th July.

Yoong who was back in Kuala Lumpur for the PanGlobal Alex Yoong F1 Driver Search event, after successful tests with the Shane Beikoff Racing Ford AU Falcon on Tuesday and the WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon on Thursday in the Queensland Raceway last week, will return to Queensland this Thursday for the Konica Cup race with Shane Beikoff Racing this weekend.

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