Erebus Motorsport knows the importance of progression as it prepares for the third outing in the VF Holden Commodores in Tasmania, General Manager Barry Ryan explains:
“We just need to keep our heads down and work forward, I have said it before and I will say it throughout the year. Every time we get in the car we are trying and testing something to improve our position”.
David Reynolds currently sits 11th in the championship driving the Penrite Racing sponsored number 9 Erebus Motorsport entry. Reynolds finished as high as 4th last year at Symmons Plains and qualified as high as 2nd. He heads back this year with the intention of similar results and knows getting the right set up will be key to finding speed around the short 2.41km Symmons Plains track.
“I like the track and the people of Tassie. It was a good weekend for me last year. I was in the top 5 in every qualifier and managed to claim some respectable race results. The team and I have been discussing things following AGP and I am looking forward to trying some new settings”.
The number 4 entry being driven by Novocastrian Aaren Russell will take to the track with an all new livery. This is Aaren’s first time competing in Tasmania and he is realistic of his expectations.
“This is the second circuit in a row I am going to need to learn. I have been watching it on line and have spoken to my team and Dave about it and feel confident I can get up to speed quickly. When a track looks simple the reality is, it’s even harder to find tenths. This track requires drivers to be perfect everywhere. I will focus on my own race and each and every time I hit the track I will try and do better than the last”.
The team will hit the track for the first time on Friday at 11.25am for the first of 2x 60 minute practice sessions before David and Aaren will try their hands at flipping burgers for Hungry Jacks in South Launceston on Friday evening at 6.45pm (1 – 7 Shamrock Street).