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Keeping their feet on the ground


Australian V8 Supercar Development Series racers Jack Perkins and Shane Price says they’re not getting carried away after their podium visit in the last round at Queensland.

The two young Holden Commodore drivers say they don’t expect regular podium visits to be a given for the rest of the season.

“We’re not getting too carried away by the Queensland result,” says Price who is second on series points, behind Adam Macrow.

“Oran Park (this weekend’s round of the championship, is a bit more of a driver’s circuit than the last few the series has visited, and neither Jack nor I have raced a V8 there.

“It will be a test to see how close we can get to the pace of the guys in the main game (the Perkins drivers are using the V8 Supercar main series as a way of gauging their speed and progress).”

It’s Jack Perkins’ first ever racing at Oran Park.

”(It’s) the first of a few technical tracks coming up in our next few rounds,” he says.

“That will make it a little harder to get to the pace, but we’re really trying and comparing ourselves not so much with the times being done by the drivers in the (development series), but our own times in relation to (drivers in the main V8 Supercar championship).

“We have to use them as a yardstick.

“At Queensland, our pace was quite good compared to the main series cars, Now we have to work on our qualifying pace to match that.”

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