Kelly Racing is confident it will make inroads with its refreshed Nissan Altima aerodynamic package despite a low-key start to the 2019 Supercars season.
After an improved 2018, in which Rick Kelly won a race and finished eighth in the championship, the squad opted to rehomologate the aerodynamics of the Nissan.
It has modified the rear wing Gurney flap and front splitter, in the fourth aero iteration of the model that entered Supercars in 2013.
The team has spent this year's first two events working through its understanding of the package, with its highest-placed driver in the championship Andre Heimgartner in 14th.
While Kelly Racing currently has just a single top-10 finish from six races, via Heimgartner at Albert Park, team manager Scott Sinclair is confident the change will pay off.
"The shift of balance with this aero package is taking us into a new window," Sinclair told Supercars.com.
"We're still confident when we get it working it'll be better but a lot of learnings from the past are having to be thrown out a little bit, and a new direction taken.
"We feel like we've made some reasonable progress through the Grand Prix at the races, but the damage was certainly done in qualifying on the Thursday and the Friday so the weekend didn't look good at all.
"We took some positives out of that but we're not there yet.
"We all know there's no magic lightbulb, we've just got to work through it and get there.
"We're all confident that we we'll end up with will be better than what we had last year, which wasn't good enough, wasn't winning races consistently, so we needed to make a change."
Kelly has the squad's only top-10 start of the year, but is 20th in the standings after two events