Jeroen Bleekemolen is setting his sights on a good result in the feature event at Eastern Creek after conceding it will be tough to challenge for points from eighth position in the sprint race.

So far this year, the short sprint races and the minimal points available for the top six finishers have seen drivers take a cautious approach so as to avoid being put on the back foot for the more lucrative feature event.

As such, Bleekemolen insists he will be chasing something better in the extended race after a mediocre time in qualifying, Team Netherlands enduring a tougher weekend in Australia than they did in New Zealand.

"On the final run we had the best set up for the car so far and we were reasonably there as far as times go. In the beginning we just had not enough grip, suffering a lot from oversteer. It kept getting better and in the end it did not go too bad at all.

"We are still behind, but at least we are closer then yesterday and this morning I think. The track also became quicker. Everyone who had a clear flying lap went faster.

"Overtaking will be difficult here, I think that during the Sprint race not much will happen, you really have to try to do something at the start. In the Feature race certainly a lot can happen, also because there were a number of people going off in qualifying. I hope that we can make up some there."

 

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