New Zealand bound: Robbo previews the Taupo Super400

Since the Australian Grand Prix, PremiAir Nulon Racing has been very busy learning as much as possible about the new Taupo track ahead of our upcoming first visit there for round three of the 2024 Supercars Championship.

Immediately after finishing up in Melbourne, where we came away with three top-ten results, we sent both Jimmy Golding and Tim Slade to New Zealand to undertake some test sessions at the track.

I can tell you the place is world-class, and we can’t wait to see the whole Supercars show in full flight around this fantastic facility.

With two 200km races of 60 laps each, the field will have ample opportunity to put on a fantastic show and appropriately welcome the new era of Supercars amidst the sweeping mountains of the North Island.

The atmosphere in the past has always been fantastic in New Zealand, and after a year’s break from hosting Supercars, we know the Kiwis will be back out in force supporting the event – in fact, this is already a proven fact, with the event sold out!

We have been taking every opportunity to build on our learnings so far this season and deeply analyse our opening two rounds to make sure we can be the best we can be when we hit the ground in New Zealand for the 400.

In Melbourne, our potential far exceeded the results on the board, and we made a number of big advancements in our set-up, which we are very happy about. So, we are feeling confident of the direction we are heading as we get ready to head across the Tasman.

Pit stop training has also been a core focus, as there is no minimum fuel drop for the Taupo 400. This means the cars will be stationary in pit lane for a much shorter time, ensuring there is absolutely no margin for error.

Qualifying will once again be very important with limited overtaking spots, but thanks to the different strategies employed across the field, I think there will be a lot of passing going on.

With the live pit lane, we are also looking forward to being a little further up the pit lane order than we have been for the last two years, moving up to eighth on the team’s championship rankings after the Melbourne SuperSprint as part of the AGP.

We aren’t letting up for a second – make sure you keep an eye on us in New Zealand!

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