MEDIA RELEASE - For immediate Release - March 21st, 2011








Photo: Tom Tweedie in action at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide at the weekend.

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Photo: Tweedie with lights ablaze in the Team Tom / MW Motorsport Falcon.

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FUIJITSU V8 SUPERCAR rookie Tom Tweedie is confident of a strong rookie season in the premier development category to V8 Supercars after his debut on the streets of Adelaide at the weekend.

The MW Motorsport BF Falcon driver finished the two races in 16th and 14th positions, respectively, but is confident of progress in the remaining six rounds after making strong progress on the demoing 3.2km street circuit at the weekend.

Tweedie has identified getting the most out of new tyres in qualifying as a key area of improvement after showing impressive race pace in his Team Tom Supporters Club Falcon.

After a trouble-free race one, Tweedie made a strong start to race two and engaged in an aggressive battle with Greg Murphy Racing driver Geoff Emery in early laps.

After passing Emery into turn four, in a big welcome to the biff and bash of Touring Car Racing, the Commodore driver promptly collected Tweedie at turn six and punted him off the circuit.

The incident dropped Tweedie to 24th place, prompting him to charge though the field and he had driven to eleventh place by lap 15.

Tweedie then engaged in a dice with Tony Bates, the pair running side-by-side into turn one that forced Tweedie across the kerb – a no-go zone – which resulted in a drive through penalty – eventually finishing 14th.

Despite feeling disappointed about the incident, Tweedie was pleased that despite the earlier spin a top-ten finish was still very much in his sights.

“It’s very frustrating that a Top Ten was still in our sights despite being turned around early in the race,” Tweedie said.

“The car was really fast and I was really getting to grips with the track by the last race. After Geoff turned me around I knew the car wasn’t damaged so I just got on with it. Thanks to Matt White Racing because the car was 100%.”

Tweedie said that he was positive about the remainder of the season after his Clipsal 500 experience, noting that speed would come with experience.

“I’m pumped for (Round two) at Perth,” he said.

“I’ve never raced there so I’ll have to learn the circuit but it’s going to be the same for most of the guys in the field. I can see top ten results there which would be a good result taking into account the level of competition within this year’s championship.

“I was doing lap times in qualifying that would have put me well inside the top ten in qualifying last year but this year I was outside the top 15 and I knew it would be tough from back there. The competition is really tough this season.

“It will be important for me to get a bit more speed out of myself and the car earlier in the weekend so I can get out of the mid-pack, where all the carnage is.”       

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