29 Jul 2013
James Moffat showed strong race pace in the latest round of the V8 Supercar Championship at Queensland Raceway, with the Norton Hornets driver making strong progress in all three races.
The highlight of the weekend was a flying tenth place finish in the opening 60/60 super sprint format race, after starting from 16th position.
The weekend's results see Moffat now sit 15th in the point standings, ahead of the Norton Hornet's home round at Winton Motor Raceway on August 23-25, a layout that should be favourable to the handling characteristics of the Nissan Altimas.READ MORE
25 Jul 2013
- James Moffat is back behind the wheel of the Norton 360 Racing Nissan Altima at Queensland Raceway this weekend.
- Following the seventh event of the year in Townsville, Moffat remains at 14th place in the season point score.
- Queensland Raceway has been a happy hunting ground for Moffat, since making his debut at the facility in 2003, aboard a production car in a Sports Sedan state level event.
- In 2004, Moffat finished on the podium from pole position in the Lotus series, which was followed by podium appearances in Formula Ford (2007), Porsche Carrera Cup (2008), and V8 Supercar Development Series (2009).
- On debut in the premiere V8 Supercar division in 2011, Moffat registered a storming fourth place finish in the Sunday race.
"The thing that is being thrown up that is a bit different for Queensland Raceway is the new Friday practice format. Essentially, it's one big 150 minute practice session," said James Moffat.
"It will definitely give us the opportunity to try some things that we wouldn't ordinarily try on a usually practice day during a race meeting.
"Even though we usually get four half hour sessions, it's funny how quickly they can get away from you. Often, you can be in a position where you want to make a big change, but you physically don't have time to make the change.
"The two 75 minute sessions will allow us to be a bit more adventurous with a couple of the changes that we might want to do.
"The team has been working well between Townsville and now, refining the Nissan Altimas a bit more. We'll definitely go up there and put our best foot forward."
25 Jul 2013
Townsville's tropical V8 Supercar Championship double-header brought two mid-field finishes and lots of frustration for Norton 360 Racing's James Moffat.
James' Nissan Altima, renamed the Nissan Hornet for the weekend, lacked competitive pace, fast on 'soft' tyres but the opposite on 'hard' tyres, resulting in 15th and a 14th placed finishes in the two 70 lap races.
At least James had the satisfaction of being the first Nissan Motorsport car home in Sunday's race.