Winterbottom Wanting to Win at Winton

<p>Prodrive Racing Australia will place an emphasis on strategy and one-lap speed at the Winton SuperSprint to combat the challenge of passing at the team&#39;s test track. Currently sitting equal fourth in the championship race, Chaz Mostert is confident that the team can continue to mix with the category&#39;s front runners at the upcoming event, boasting a strong history at the circuit.<br />
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Mark Winterbottom has echoed Mostert&#39;s thoughts, hoping to better last year&#39;s results of second and third place to claim his first win for the season. Winterbottom has also highlighted the importance of qualifying at Winton with a pole position next on his wish list.<br />
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Pleased with pace found in Perth, Cameron Waters will take the opportunity to continue building momentum ahead of the season break, hoping to replicate his top-10 form.<br />
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Team co-drivers Dean Canto, Steve Owen and Garry Jacobson are expected to take part in the additional co-driver practice on Friday.</p>


<p><strong>Drivers&#39; View&nbsp;</strong></p>

<p><strong>Mark Winterbottom - #5</strong><br />
&quot;Winton&#39;s good. It&#39;s always been kind to us result wise. I looked at the stats sheet the other day and it said that out of the last seven events there we&#39;ve had seven podiums. Even though it&#39;s our home track we haven&#39;t actually tested there this year. I&#39;m a little bit unsure on how it&#39;s going to go but our history has been good and you always want to do well at your home race. We&#39;re excited. Our season is starting to progress well but a couple of good results before the break are needed.&quot;</p>

<p><strong>Cameron Waters - #6</strong><br />
&quot;Really excited to get back to Winton. It&#39;s a bit weird to be going to our test track having not tested there this year. I&#39;m excited to go there and see what our new package is like there and kind of measure how we&#39;ve been tracking. If I can keep building on what I&#39;ve been doing so far this year I&#39;ll be happy. The goal is the same, to be in the top 10, finish races and get good results.&quot;</p>

<p><strong>Chaz Mostert - #55</strong><br />
&quot;I&#39;m really looking forward to going to Winton. It&#39;s got a bit more grip than what we had at Perth and we&#39;ve done plenty of laps around there so it should be good. The guys who we&#39;ve been competing against so far this season are going to be very quick again so hopefully we&#39;ll be able to mix it in there again and give them a good run for their money.&quot;</p>

<p><strong>Tim Edwards<br />
Team Principal</strong><br />
&quot;We were able to put some good stats on the board at Winton last year but this year will be a different challenge. Our cars haven&#39;t tested at Winton this year either so there&#39;s some learning to be done there but I&#39;m optimistic. Continuing our consistency will be a key focus, particularly with such a small margin separating the top five contenders. Winton has been good to us in the past and I hope we can continue that form.&quot;</p>


<p><strong>EVENT NAME</strong>: Winton SuperSprint<br />
<strong>DATE:</strong> 19 - 21 May<br />
<strong>LOCATION:</strong> Winton, Victoria<br />
<strong>EVENT NUMBER:</strong> 5 of 14<br />
<strong>FORMAT:</strong> Friday &ndash; 1 x 30min co-driver practice, 2 x 45min practice;<br />
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Saturday - 1 x 45min practice, 1 x 15min qualifying, 1 x 40-lap race,<br />
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Sunday &ndash; 1 x 20min qualifying, 1 x 67-lap race<br />
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<strong>CIRCUIT:</strong> Winton Motor Raceway<br />
<strong>LENGTH:</strong> 3.0-kilometres<br />
Winton is Prodrive Racing&rsquo;s home test track and as such is well-known to the team and its drivers. Despite its remote location in rural north-eastern Victoria the track is one of the longest-serving on the calendar and combines a broad combination of corners on its relatively short layout. Fast, flowing turns sit alongside tighter turns and a hairpin to provide a true test of a car&rsquo;s handling.<br />
<strong>TRACK RECORD:</strong> 1m19.70s &ndash; Fabian Coulthard (2016)<br />
<strong>PRA BEST RESULT:</strong> 1st &ndash; Jason Bright (2006), Mark Winterbottom (2013, 2014, 2015), Chaz Mostert (2015)</p>