I had a pretty cruisy week after the AGP, but it’s about time to head down to Tassie for our next round this weekend. It’s been a good track for Triple Eight over the years, and I was really quick there last year but got a bit unlucky and made a mistake that got talked about quite a bit on Sunday (we don’t need to go back there), but otherwise our weekend there was good.
It’s such a short lap around there being just over 50 seconds, so in some ways there’s some similarities with some of the tracks I raced on back in NZ, but none of them are as simple as this one. There’s only three real sections of corners so you think there’s not a lot to it, but the margins are really fine there and it’s critical to get them right. It’s so easy to get buried in the pack there, you make one tiny mistake in qualifying and it can cost you 15-20 grid positions. Half a tenth of a second either way can mean a row or two further up or down the grid, so it’s a pretty high-intensity lap.