Seton ready for Phillip Island
MEDIA RELEASE 8 April 2002
ADELAIDE ACCIDENT FAILS TO HALT SETON IN PREPARATIONS FOR PHILLIP ISLAND
Despite a massive 240 km/h accident at the recent Clipsal 500 in Adelaide,
Ford Credit Racing's Glenn Seton goes into the second round of the V8 Supercar
Championship at Phillip Island between April 12- 14 fully prepared.
Seton has an outstanding record at Phillip Island, easily being Ford's
best performed driver with three round wins as well as three pole positions.
"I really do enjoy the circuit, it's a great place to drive," Seton said.
"As well as the three wins and poles, I've also gained two other podium
results at the Island, so I do feel confident of mixing it with the leaders
"Adelaide didn't bring Ford Credit Racing much joy with 30 championship
points to leave me in 26th position. However, if there was a track I could
choose to kick-start my championship challenge it would be Phillip Island."
Seton and his testing teammate, Owen Kelly, took the team's other two
race cars to Winton Raceway in Victoria on Wednesday April 3 to develop
new ideas as well as further evaluate the new Dunlop control tyre which
all teams are running in 2002.
The Adelaide dramas were quickly forgotten as Seton and Kelly quickly
settled into a grove and improved lap times throughout the day.
"The accident in Adelaide is well and truly behind me now, the test at
Winton went extremely well and importantly I know that we have made some
gains," said Seton.
"The car I tested is the same one I ran throughout 2001 with a number
of improvements that we learnt from our new car.
"Unfortunately the new car was vary badly damaged in Adelaide and at
this stage we aren't sure on its future. I'm confident that the 2001 version
is up to the task and I'm sure Phillip
"From a championship point of view I need to get it moving, otherwise
it'll be catch-up all year. We've got our bad round for the year now behind
us, it's time to go forward and score some wins; Phillip Island is a great
place to start."
Details for Round Two of the 2002 V8 Supercar Series:
Top-10 Shootout Saturday 13 April - 3.35pm
Race 1 (34 laps – 151.13km) Sunday 14 April - 11.30am
Race 2 (34 laps – 151.13km) Sunday 14 April - 3pm
Circuit: Phillip Island, Victoria
Lap Record: Qualifying - 1m.32.5121s (Skaife 2001) / Race - 1m.33.4389s
Estimated top speed: 270 km/h – Pit Straight
Estimated average speed: 160 km/h