Erebus encouraged by day's progress

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 23/07/2014
  • By V8 Supercars

Erebus Motorsport has had a positive, incident-free test so far at Queensland Raceway, with Lee Holdsworth and Will Davison now in the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63s for the run home.

Co-drivers Craig Baird and Alex Davison had stints in the #4 and #9 V8 Supercars respectively this afternoon, in a day that has been productive for the team.

While Erebusis taking the opportunity to test prior to the Coates Hire Ipswich 400 - to be staged at Queensland Raceway - technical director Wes McDougall said the day wasn't just about gathering information relevant specifically to that circuit.

"We're getting some good information, not for the round here, but for future events as well," he told v8supercars.com.au.

"It's been completely incident-free today, and the conditions - while it's sunny - have been pretty consistent, so it has enabled some good lap times and good comparisons for the things that we're trying to test."

McDougall stressed - similarly to Will when speaking to v8supercars.com.au - it was important for #9 to have a strong run today after being cut-short on previous tests.

"As a whole for the day, we've got a significant list of things - some reliability components, some are performance," McDougall said.

"The important thing for us is to work out which setup changes do what, at the different corners, here at Queensland Raceway.

"In the past I've come her before, had a good test day and the conditions are so different at the race meeting that the setups don't really correlate. So for us today it's about working out what changes work on each corner and then go from there, rather than a complete setup base for the circuit."

While there are new components on the Erebus machines, McDougall played it down, saying it was nothing more than other teams test given the limited three independent test days for teams.

"We have stuff, but not more than usual," he said.

"It's been incident free and a really good test day for gathering information - all really happy so far."

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