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Supercar rookie cuts early Pukekohe laps

The duo are gearing up for their first race on the track at the Oakland SuperSprint next month.

This will be their first and last visit to the famous circuit, which will be closed early next year.

To get up to speed on the learning experience, Feeney and Randle both traveled to New Zealand for last week’s Toyota Gazoo Racing TR86 test day in Pukekohe.

This isn’t the first time Feeney has explored a new circuit, with the 38 driver taking on Radical at Wanneroo Circuit earlier this year on the eve of the Perth Super Night race. sampling.

Meanwhile, for Randall, it’s a return to Team New Zealand’s Toyota, the Tickford driver who won the Toyota Racing Series back in 2017.

“To be honest, it was all very short-lived,” Randall said of the Pukekohe sneak peek.

“I’ve never driven the Pukekohe track before, so it’s always good to run a few laps before the [Supercars] round.

“I really like it Drive the track. We have a mix of wet and dry conditions, so it would be nice to experience both before our supercar race in a few weeks.

“It’s a shame the track will be closed because it has so many features. Even a very short track has some really tricky parts.

” The first sector will be challenging with the bumps of Turn 1 and the bumps of Turns 2, 3 and 4. The final corner entry In a supercar, the straights are also fun and require a lot of commitment.

“The Toyota 86 was a lot of fun to drive. It only took me a while to get used to the ABS and tires as it was nothing like what we drove. Rain conditions made the race a lot more Challenging but still fun and we got where we needed to be.”

The Auckland SuperSprint will mark the Supercars’ return to New Zealand for the first time since 2019.

will be held from September 9th to 11th.



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