Wyhoon: More to come from Image

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 17/03/2020
  • By Joshua Makhoul

Image Racing boss Terry Wyhoon is sure there is more to come from his team this Dunlop Super2 Series despite an impressive start to the season in Adelaide.

After showing sudden signs of life towards the end of what was a struggling 2019 season, the Erebus-affiliated squad is expected to be a key contender this year.

Led by star recruit Will Brown and returnee Jordan Boys – who claimed both of Image’s race wins last year – the team put in a respectable showing at the season-opener.

Brown finished on the podium across all three races, and his teammate Boys wasn't too far behind, with placings of fifth, sixth and fourth at the notorious street circuit.

They left Adelaide third and fourth in the points respectively… and Wyhoon says they're just getting started, with race wins well within reach.

"There were a few little mistakes and we've come back now from Adelaide knowing what we should do with this new beast," Wyhoon told Supercars.com.

"We can plan it ahead and it has got a lot more potential than what we'd shown at Adelaide, so that's quite exciting.

"If we'd come back and said 'where do we go from here' it wouldn't be too good of a situation, but it's quite the opposite; we've gone ‘OK, now we understand this didn't work, that didn't work', so we think that we can make big improvements.

"What we've learnt from Adelaide, we can do a much better job on the car, and the next 10 races, I'm looking forward to.

"All the upgrades that we got from Erebus, we implemented and did a test day, but we were still getting our head around it and basically still testing in Adelaide.”

On the areas of improvement needed, Wyhoon added: "Getting the front-end geometry right, which part of that was our own fault, so we've got new stuff coming from Erebus to get it 110 percent sorted.

"That'll complete the package and I think it'll make a big improvement."

Brown, who will graduate to the main series with Penrite Racing in 2021, generally played second fiddle in Adelaide to lead duo Brodie Kostecki and Thomas Randle.

Wyhoon though is confident his drivers will be battling for race wins at the next event, at this stage scheduled to be in Tasmania across April 3-5.

"I'm pretty confident we'll take it to Brodie in Tassie, and Thomas," he said.

"As much as you can get your elbows out in Tassie, it's a funny place.

"Everyone thinks they're on it because it's such a short lap, but two tenths off in Tassie is like being two seconds off at Bathurst.

"Our Walkinshaw engines are very good at Tasmania down those few drag strips, so we're fortunate to have good power and it is a power track.

"The braking package with the car is really good and if you add the braking with the power, they're two important parts at Symmons."

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