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TRUCK ASSIST TEKNO RACING WINTON PREVIEW

PRESS RELEASE/Tekno Racing – Photo: Velocity Magazine (Darin Mandy)

  • Truck Assist are proud to be the naming rights partner for this weekend’s Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint.
  • Team driver Jack Le Brocq registered race results of 15th and 17th from his debut main game visit to the rural Victorian venue last year.
  • Le Brocq has previous experience at the circuit in the Super2 Series, as well in the Australian Formula Ford Championship, where he has multiple podium finishes to his credit.
  • Coming into the weekend, Le Brocq sits 22nd in the point standings.

It’s great that Truck Assist are stepping up to support the Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint.

“It’s going to be pretty cool, there are a fair few extra activities planned, which will be good fun!” Said Le Brocq.
 
“It’s great for Truck Assist, and it’ll be great to have all of the crew track side for the weekend.
 
“Winton always provides plenty of action, so it’s a perfect event for Truck Assist to get behind.”
 
Q: It will be a two-day format with very limited practice running, how do you see it panning out?
 
“It’s going to cool to get straight into it, no mucking around, just get on with it!
 
“I think it’s going to be good for the spectators track side, the nice condensed program means that they won’t miss any action if they can’t get away from work on Friday.
 
“From our perspective you are going to have to be on it straight out of the truck, it’ll be short-sharp, practice-qualifying-race, bang-bang-bang!”
 
Q: There’s always an emphasis on qualifying at Winton, and the knockout format adds another dimension.
 
“Looking back at the data and results from last year, we were only half-a-second off pole position, and we were back in the midfield.
 
“We were only half-a-tenth to a tenth off the other Triple 8 cars, who were having a pretty good run, and we were still six to eight spots behind those guys.
 
“There’s always nothing in it when it comes to the mid-field battle, but I’m looking forward to it, I’m always up for a challenge.
 
“Probably more than anywhere else, the emphasis is on qualifying because it is hard to make up massive ground in the races.”
 
Q: Is there really any home track advantage these days?
 
“I think the whole home track advantage thing is a bit iffy.
 
“Most of the time whenever you test at your home track, even if it is just a week out from the event, you get there for the race meeting and the track has changed and the cars have changed.
 
“Everyone has a rough idea of how to get around Winton, I’m sure everyone has tested there at one stage or another over the years, I mean I’ve done millions of laps around there, probably more so than any other track.
 
“While it’s nice to have testing miles, I think everyone is in the same boat come qualifying.”
 
Q: What’s the key to being quick at Winton?
 
“You’ve got to make sure you’ve got good rotation in the car, make sure it flows nicely, especially in the tighter stuff around the far side of the track around the tree.
 
“It’s probably one of the most technical tracks that we go to on the calendar, and it doesn’t have a tremendously high average speed.
 
“With the new track surface it’s actually quite grippy, and there isn’t a whole lot of tyre degradation.
 
“What that means is that in the race you are out there doing qualifying laps every lap, which is always fun.”


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