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Marshall targets strong Winton.

Marcus Marshall will hope to make the most of testing carried out by the IRWIN Racing team as the V8 Supercar Championship heads to Winton Raceway for the latest round of the year.

Winton acts as the test track for the IRWIN squad and with temperatures expected to be cooler than last time out in Darwin, Marshall said he was hopeful of a strong weekend.

“Our car really reacts well to the colder conditions,” he said. “Like in Darwin where we were guaranteed of hot dry weather; Winton in the first weekend in August is sure to be cold!

“Winton is not all about outright speed and we have a good handling car to cope with the twisty layout.

“Being our test track means I'm familiar with what the car likes at the circuit. That's something I don't get to experience anywhere else during 2008. This rounds-out three events in six weeks and it's really important that we get a strong result heading to Phillip Island and Bathurst.”

IRWIN Racing Engineer Marcus Clarke said he felt the round at Winton couldn't have come at a better time for the Britek-run team.

“After some tough races it's really good to be heading to a track we all know really well,” he said. “We are not alone in using Winton as a test track, but with our edge in the handling department we are confident we can really show our potential on the tight layout.

“One of the key things with the IRWIN Falcon is that it takes care of its tyres. This means that we can pick and choose our pit strategy and really run our own race.”


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