Super Black are on track

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 10/10/2014
  • By V8 Supercars

Wild card entry Super Black Racing is on track with its Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 campaign, despite the #111 having an incident in one of yesterday's practice sessions.

With Andre Heimgartner steering the Ford Performance Racing-prepared Falcon in yesterday's exclusive co-driver session, the Super Black Falcon speared off the circuit at McPhillamy Park, interrupting the session with a red flag.

"We had a bit of a bad tyre send us," Heimgartner explained to v8supercars.com.au.

"I was struggling a little bit and pushing pretty hard and obviously just pushed a little bit over the limit, got on the dirt line and once you're on the dirt line you're just a passenger from there."

Despite spinning at one of the fastest areas of the challenging circuit, the 19-year-old was unfazed by the incident, with the Kiwi-backed car sustaining no damage and not getting bogged in the sand trap.

"It didn't really hinder anything," he said.

"I sort of knew that you could have a moment there and get away with it.

"I was lucky enough not to hit anything, but I will for sure be going a bit cautious through there now."

With new tyres on the Ford in the following session, the Super Black entry was at the bottom of the time sheets -4.68secs adrift of record breaker David Reynolds- however, the Kiwis are still learning how to tackle Mount Panorama in the main game V8 Supercar.

"Tomorrow, we'll just be learning the car and slowly going faster," he said.

"Obviously we'd like to be inside the ten - as in like a 2min10secs - tomorrow.

"I think it's possible but I'm just learning on my first time around here in these cars, but it should be good... We both sort of just got used to the car on the new and better tyres in that last one so it will be good to go out again on these better tyres and see what we can do."

Catch the Kiwis take on Mount Panorama in the Super Black Racing entry at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Book your tickets now at Ticketek.com.au.

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