Compulsory pit stops are out of the strategy window this weekend as Team Dynamik weighs up late changes to racing rules for the Gillette V8 Supercar Challenge at the Gold Coast Indy.

Race organisers have decided that the newly constructed V8 pitlane for Indy was too narrow to allow cars to pass safely during stops, and represented a workplace safety issue for pit stop crews. As a result, compulsory pit stops have been ruled out, reducing the races to straight sprints.

Race one on Saturday will now be 24 laps, while race two on Sunday will now be held over 30 laps.

Dynamik has been working feverishly on fine-tuning the two Dodo Internet cars #44 and #45 for the demands of the Indy, ironing out creases in the VY Commodores after the bumps of Bathurst.

Drivers Simon Wills and Dale Brede move back into a sprint race frame of mind for round eleven following the enduros.

Wills' qualifying results have tailed off in recent rounds but he is confident of finding the set-up speed that has launched him into four Top Ten shootouts this year, on a circuit where qualifying is all important.

"With the pit stops ruled out it means that we can rule out strategy and concentrate totally on getting good car speed," he said. "The car was very good here last year, and I think we can translate that result to this year. Street circuits are my favourite type of track and I really enjoy racing here."

Dale Brede, driving the #45 car, will be racing in his first ever Indy and is looking forward to the experience.

"It looks a very technical track at first glance," he said. "Both of these races are so short that you have to attack at every opportunity. We'll be concentrating on attacking hard in qualifying so we are set up well for the racing."

 

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