Pither set for Barbagallo
History shows that Prodrive Racing Australia and Triple Eight Race Engineering are the two teams to beat at Barbagallo – between them they have won 17 of the last 20 races there dating back to 2008. Chris Pither was on pole here last year in the Dunlop Series and knows the circuit well.
“The Perth SuperSprint is just around the corner and I can’t wait to get back to WA. Barbagallo is one of my favourite tracks and I have enjoyed some success there in the past. Qualifying will be important as always and having gained a pole position in the Dunlop Series last year I will be aiming high to get a result for our team and supporters including our Perth based partner SLW Transport”.
“Barbagallo is a challenging track with high elevation change and aggressive tyre degradation due to its coarse and sandy surface. Tyre management will be crucial so getting a neutral car balance and smooth driving will pay dividends over the long races. The circuit also features the biggest braking force of the season into the final corner because the track rises which compress’ the car into the Tarmac allowing for very high brake pressures. With only one set of brake rotors and pads to use for the weekend from the start of qualifying, brake management will also come into play”.
“It’s been a busy few weeks leading up to the Perth SuperSprint. Having just returned from Perth where I was invited to be involved with a City of Wanneroo event. The night showcased what the area has to offer including the high quality produce grown and also building the excitement leading up to the V8 Supercars event. This was the first and probably only time I will wear a dinner suit rather than a race suit to a track!
See you there!