Blanchard gets first proper V8 hit-out

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Monday 22nd February, 2010 - 10:00am

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Tim Blanchard will drive the ex-James Moffat Ford Falcon BF in the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Series

Tim Blanchard will drive the ex-James Moffat Ford Falcon BF in the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Series

Tim Blanchard has got his first full-on test of the Sonic Motor Racing Ford Falcon BF at Winton last Tuesday.

Blanchard clocked over 100 laps around the Winton circuit, and the Victorian V8 rookie was pleased with his maiden hit-out.

“The day was really productive,” he said.

“It allowed me to knuckle down and try for constant laps using tyres that were well past their best. I felt a lot more comfortable as the day progressed and really believe that it was a major step to prepare for our first round at the Clipsal 500.”

Team Sonic principal, Michael Ritter added;

“We are happy were Tim is at,” he said.

“He is getting to understand what is required with the whole package. Our tyres were old but that also threw things at Tim he needed to deal with. He did a good job.”

The first round of the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series kicks off at the famous Adelaide Clipsal 500 meeting on March 11-14.

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