Fife preparing to start afresh

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 09/04/2020
  • By Joshua Makhoul

Brad Jones Racing's Josh Fife is expecting the next round of the Dunlop Super2 Series to 'feel like a new season again' due to the extended break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Having leapt from Super3 last year to the second-tier Supercars series with BJR this season, Fife took finishes of 11th and ninth in the opening two races in Adelaide.

His debut weekend was cut short after being involved in a multi-car first lap crash in the finale, forcing Fife to retire with substantial damage.

The series’ next race meeting won't take place until at least late June at Townsville, given Supercars' move to postpone three events in line with advice from health authorities.

"It's pretty much just as big of a break as the Christmas holidays, so it'll basically be like a reset again," Fife told Supercars.com.

"I think it'll feel like a new season again, so you'll just have to make sure coming into the next round you're well prepared.

"I assume we'll have a test day before the next round, so those test days will be very important and we'll be making sure we're on top of things.

On the difficulties caused by the extensive break, Fife added: "It is tough sitting on the sidelines, but I guess you have to take safety first.

"I'll just try and stay on top of everything, be on the sim as much as possible and I've been going mountain bike riding a lot to keep my brain switched on.

"Everyone is in the same boat, so you just have to make sure you're staying on top with your mindset and everything."

Last year Fife finished fifth in the third-tier championship, with a pair of race wins to his name at Sandown en route to round honours.

Stepping up to the next level, the Canberran is currently 11th in the overall points.

He is fifth of six rookies in the field gunning for the $100,000 top first-year driver prize.

With not a lot of rounds in the series to play catch-up, Fife stresses the importance of achieving solid results at the next round to not fall behind in the points.

"We'll have to make sure that each race we do we're getting as many points as we can and try not to make many mistakes," the 19-year-old said.

"The last round and race did hurt us a bit, so we'll just have to make sure we're doing everything right and be smart in the races, and don't do anything silly.

"It'll be quite tough because everyone else will be thinking the same thing with the prizemoney up for grabs, so we'll just have to make sure we're doing the right thing and try to keep on top."

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