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10.15 Pukekohe round-up


Radisich plagued by oversteer

April 21, 2007, 10.15am. Paul Radisich and the Team Kiwi Racing engineers were in a huddle last night trying to work out why the all-black Ford Falcon was oversteering.

Radisich was 20th in yesterday’s Australian V8 Supercar practice session, with a time of 56.60 seconds.

Radisich said he was having trouble getting the power to the ground, and the car was taily during the almost two and a half hour practice sessions.

He and the engineers had checked with the two FPR Falcon drivers and engineers after the session and discovered the Steven Richards and Mark Winterbottom cars were bothered by understeer (lack of front end grip), the exact opposite of the way the black Falcon was behaving. FPR built the Team Kiwi car.

“We’ll just go back to the basics,” Radisich said last night. “We’ll check why one car out of three is behaving differently. I need to pick up a few tenths of a second in qualifying, and then we’ll be a little bit better off.”

Waite wins Formula Ford opener.

April 21, 2007, 10.15am. Andrew Waite won the first MTA New Zealand Formula Ford race of the weekend at Pukekohe this morning.

Waite got the best of a multi-car, race-long battle.

Kim Crocker was second, ahead of Daniel Jilesen, John Whelan, Michael Burdett and Sam MacNeill. Burdett finished the race minus the nosecone on his Van Diemen Stealth after a coming together at the corner on to the back straight.



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