The #22 Caltex Delo® Racing Isuzu D-MAX SuperUte completed Round 5 of the 2019 ECB SuperUtes Championship at Ipswich over the weekend and it proved to be a challenging weekend for the Team.
The #22 Caltex Delo® Racing Isuzu D-MAX SuperUte completes Round 4 of the 2019 ECB SuperUtes Championship in Townsville in 4th position—with Ross Stone Racing’s Tom Alexander maximising his points across each race—in a bid to maintain his Championship margin (+56 points) ahead of 2018-Champion, Ryal Harris.
Winton was the first Event to see the new wheel and tyre combination introduced, a lower-profile Yokohama R-spec tyre, which is roughly 25mm wider than its predecessor and a lighter Hussler wheel as well as a ride-height reduction. We had intentions of doing a Test day before Winton to trial these new changes but Supercars advised teams with days notice that testing the new wheels and tyres was prohibited before Winton.
This weekend’s PIRTEK Perth SuperNight promised to be a little less challenging than Adelaide for the crew and driver with cooler conditions and it was a pleasant change. Our first day on track we had 50 minutes of practice time which we used wisely giving Tom as many laps possible to learn the circuit as it was his first visit to Perth. We ended the day on top of the time sheets.
The forecast for the Superloop Adelaide 500 was always looking to create challenging conditions and it delivered as promised. The temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius on Friday and continued through Saturday with a cool change to 27 degrees on Sunday morning for our third and final race.
Ross Stone Racing (RSR) have a new partnership with Caltex Australia and Isuzu UTE Australia for the 2019 ECB SuperUtes season today, unveiling the new livery at the Caltex Lubricant plant in Lytton, Queensland.