EREBUS Motorsport pilots Lee Holdsworth and Will Davison are intent on making the most of their home track advantage when they hit Queensland Raceway for this weekend's Ipswich 400.
Fresh from a successful team test day at the track last week, the Erebus duo is hoping to reap the rewards of performance gains made from rigorous testing in both their Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs.
"The goal has been to try and get podiums each round and trying to qualifying inside the top-10 on a consistent basis but this one being our home track, we've got higher expectations than the last couple of rounds," Holdsworth said. "We've got a heap of knowledge on the track, being our home test track, so we're hoping for a really strong weekend where we can compete for podiums.
"We know that the smallest of gains will get you up the grid a fair way.
"We did make some small gains and we've still got a lot of potential so we're certainly feeling more confident going in after the upgrades we got.
"The last couple of test days have been very positive.
"We've got a pretty solid knowledge bank that we're taking there with us which should put us in a strong position to achieve our goals."
Davison enjoyed his best test day since joining the team last week. He heads into the meeting buoyed by his first podium finish for Erebus in Townsville last start.
Davison has experienced a good run of results at Queensland Raceway in recent years, having qualified on pole position over the past two years, along with a race win in 2009.
"I'm heading in really good spirits, we're all working extremely hard and certainly looking to carry over some solid momentum from Townsville," Davison said.
"The spirit is really good in team, everyone is starting to believe and we're arriving at the track confident we can score great results."
Ipswich 400 at Queensland Raceway.
- Today: 10.10am - Practice 1. 1.15pm - Practice 2. 3.10pm - Practice 3.
- Tomorrow: 11.25am - Qualifying (Race 23). 11.45am - Qualifying (Race 24). 2.25pm - Race 23. 4.30pm: Race 24.
- Sunday: 12.55pm - Qualifying (Race 25). 3.50pm: Race 25.