Feeney's checklist for first pre-season test

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 16/02/2022
  • By James Pavey

Grappling the creature comforts of his new car is central to Broc Feeney’s first pre-season test.

Feeney cut laps aboard his #88 Red Bull Ampol Racing Commodore for the first time on Wednesday.

Three Queensland-based teams commenced pre-season testing at Queensland Raceway.

Drivers from Red Bull Ampol Racing, Shell V-Power Racing Team and Matt Stone Racing have all turned laps of the Ipswich circuit.

Feeney is the only driver of the six present in Ipswich to have never completed a full-time main game season.

Shane van Gisbergen, Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison are all in the same cars.

Todd Hazelwood and Jack Le Brocq are coming to grips with their new Truck Assist-backed MSR Commodores.

Feeney, meanwhile, has the biggest task ahead of him of the lost as he readies for his full-time debut in Sydney in two weeks’ time.

The team created a seat mould for Feeney earlier this week, a process which required the 19-year-old to sit in the mould for over half an hour.

However, from seat position to the seat itself, Feeney used much of Wednesday’s running to get comfortable.

From there, the checklist will shift to finding car balance at the technical Ipswich venue.

"The biggest thing, personally, is making sure I’m comfortable in the car at SMSP," Feeney told Supercars.com of his test programme.

"Obviously there’ll be a hell of a lot of changes, but I’m just happy to be in the car.

"Even though I was with the team last year, I’ve got a new seating position, new car, everything’s different.

"I was mucking around with my seat insert this morning, so I wasted a bit of time there.

"But I want to use today to get it all right so we’re not guessing when we arrive in Sydney."

Feeney will be the youngest and most inexperienced driver on the grid at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight.

However, that hasn't stopped Triple Eight from throwing the reins to the most sought-after car on the grid to its teen starlet.

Feeney's first Supercar was unveiled earlier this month, with the Queenslander taking over Jamie Whincup's iconic #88.

From launch to testing, Feeney simply wants to get to Sydney Motorsport Park and commence his new journey.

"It’s surreal to be in the #88,” he said.

"It’s so good to get out on track. To finally put the full kit on and get in the car is pretty exciting.

"Everything’s starting to feel real, it’s an exciting time for me."

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