Marshall prepared for second Symmons Plains challenge after solid opening race result Marcus Marshall has recorded a solid result at the Falken Tasmania Challenge at Symmons Plains today with the Team IntaRacing driver finishing 22nd in the ...
Marshall prepared for second Symmons Plains challenge after solid opening race result
Marcus Marshall has recorded a solid result at the Falken Tasmania Challenge at Symmons Plains today with the Team IntaRacing driver finishing 22nd in the seventh race of the 2009 V8 Supercar Series.
After struggling through practice yesterday the Team IntaRacing crew worked hard to find a suitable setup for the Sherrin Rentals sponsored car overnight and Marshall progressed through to the second leg of qualifying before starting today's race from grid position 19.
Marshall got a strong start to today's 42 lap race and completed a number of consistent laps before experiencing brake problems. He finished the race in 22nd position and is now 25th in the 2009 V8 Supercar Series point score.
"The car improved dramatically overnight and we were short changed with the red flags during qualifying as they came out just as I had recorded a quick time over the first two sectors of the track," Marshall said.
"It was a good solid run today despite the brake problems. I am feeling pretty confident for tomorrow's 84 lap race with the car showing a lot of potential today when it was on the control tyre."
Team IntaRacing Manager, Keith Evers said the team would investigate the brake problems overnight and finalise their strategy for tomorrow's race.
"Today was all about ramping up to tomorrow's race which is twice the distance," Evers said, "We were disciplined enough not to use our softer tyre today and with two pit stops for fuel tomorrow -- it will be a totally different ball game."
"Marcus [Marshall] was extremely unlucky in qualifying today and we know we have got a good qualifying setup which should also work in his favour tomorrow."
The eighth race of the 2009 V8 Supercar Series will commence at 1.05pm tomorrow with Marshall's starting position to be determined during qualifying at 10.35am.