Jason Bright has admitted that a good handling chassis will be the key to success inthe eighth round of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series at Winton Raceway this weekend.
Bright has been pleased with the handling of his Fujitsu Ford Falcon this season, but has been struggled for straight-line speed on the higher speed circuits.
However, Winton is set to be better suited to the Ford, while Bright himself has gone well at the circuit in the past with four podiums – including a round win – in eight starts.
“Winton has been good to me in the past and I'm sure we will go well there this year,” he said. “We've had a few tough rounds recently and it's good to be heading to a track that we feel will really suit our car.
“Along with all the Victorian-based teams, it's our test track so we know it very well, but we do feel we have an edge with our handling and brake package over our rivals.
“With this being the final round before the endurance events at Phillip Island and Bathurst, we are very keen to get some momentum heading to those big races.”
Fujitsu Racing Chief Engineer Geoff Slater added that he was looking forward to the home round of the season before the two big endurance events.
“Nice to be heading to our home test track,” he said. “We do have a good handle on the car and the track. So it's a very buoyant mood heading to Winton.
“The track does provide plenty of challenges, including the cool and often wet weather. Again with our strength in the handling department we feel that we have all bases covered.”