The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will take on the second leg in the double header at the CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint this weekend and Penrite racer, David Reynolds is hoping to have more success than last weekend at the Hidden Valley circuit.
With only five days turn-around, teams have been working hard to ensure the cars are prepared and ready to go. Reynolds admits though that having a second event consecutively certainly isn’t a disadvantage.
“I don’t mind the back-to-back racing,” said Reynolds.
“It’s kind of cool to be able to review the data and see what we can do the next weekend, so it’ll be interesting to see how we all go.
“I didn’t quite get the results I was hoping for last weekend and just fell short of a podium. I’ve had a chance to look back at everything and see what worked and what didn’t in terms of car set up, so we’ll plug it all in and see what we can do.”
Although the racing format won’t differ to the previous weekend and will continue with the knockout style qualifying, top 15 shootout and three 38-lap races; tyres will be the noticeable change, with soft compound tyres used throughout.
Teams will have five sets of soft tyres for the duration of the qualifying sessions, top 15 shootout and the three 38-lap races, much like at the previous Sydney Motorsport event.
“It’ll be interesting to see how the tyre strategy plays out this weekend,” said Reynolds.
“When we’re limited to so many tyres for the weekend, it makes a huge difference on strategy and who runs what. Obviously, there won’t be a fresh set to chuck on for every session, so it adds another element to the racing.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out there and giving it another crack.”
The Supercars take to the track for practice one Saturday 22nd August, 8:55am local time. Check your local guides to view broadcasting times or view the tv schedule here – https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/