Team Dynamik head to the Bob Jane T-Marts Bathurst 1000 this weekend with a renewed desire to succeed in the biggest race on the V8 Supercar calendar.

A bold new car colour scheme featuring sponsor Dodo Internet has been one recent eyecatching success but Dynamik's lead driver Simon Wills knows that true supercar recognition only comes with podium finishes in the V8 Supercar Championship Series.

"To finish well at Bathurst means a hell of a lot - it's such a prestigious race," he said. "We've had so many close calls ... a good result will make up for all the hiccups that we've had through the year."

The two Team Dynamik VY Commodores have been on the pace at a number of different race during the season, but the winning ingredients haven't yet been present.

This year Wills and co-driver Paul Stokell in the Dodo Internet car #44, and Dale Brede and Will Davison in the Dodo Internet car #45 are not ranked amongst the favourites for Sunday's race, with one betting agency giving odds of 251-1 on the #44 taking the chequered flag first.

However, those are generous odds for four proven Bathurst performers, tackling the 6.21km Mount Panorama circuit in strong cars with a skilled back-up crew.

Wills has a best Bathurst placing of seventh, while Stokell has also finished as high as twelfth. Davison has won a Formula Ford race at the demanding mountain circuit, and Brede has finished in the top 20 twice in his three attempts at the race.

Wills believes the Bathurst lead-up had been fantastic, with little need to tweak either car after their strong running at the Sandown 500 last round. Both cars failed to finish but Wills and Stokell in #44 showed real pace before a mid-race crash led to mechanical problems and retirement.

"For Bathurst we've just been working on the ergonomic aspects of two different drivers getting the best out of the same car," he said. "We've reorganised some instruments on the dash, and adjusted the seatbelt set-up."

While those tweaks are important, it's bound to be the cosmetic change that fans notice immediately. Both cars are now mostly white, with new naming rights sponsor Dodo Internet prominent on the VYs.

"It makes the cars look a lot flashier," Wills said, "and sponsors Dodo Internet are now with us for the rest of the season."

 

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