Gulf Western Oil V8 Supercar driver Michael Hector heads to Round 4 of the 2013 Dunlop Series this weekend at Queensland Raceway full of confidence after a strong showing in his first outing with Matt Stone Racing in Townsville. The Newcastle based driver has also benefited from a full test day with MSR and has settled into the team very well.
After a weekend in Townsville that saw the Gulf Western Oil Falcon in the thick of the action, Hector is aiming to continue his move up the grid with his sights set firmly on Qualifying and racing inside the Top 15 at QR. Another bumper field has entered the fourth round of the Dunlop Series, the largest ever at the tight and demanding Queensland ‘paperclip’ track.
As home track to Matt Stone Racing, Hector enjoyed another solid day last week as he and the cars of Ash Walsh and George Miedecke all tested together. The benefits to Hector and his comfort and driving of the ex Scott McLaughlin Fujitsu Falcon, run by the Stone Bros in 2012, have helped enormously in the short time he has been with the team.
“This is a new level of professionalism for me and I am learning every time I take to the track. Michael said. “I was running at QR with Ash & George, as well as sharing the track with Erebus, DJR and Triple 888’s Lowndes and Whincup. It was a great benefit watching how these guys attacked the track from inside my car. The feedback demanded by the engineers and the effort they put into the data is fantastic. I really believe we can improve at each of the remaining rounds and get the Gulf Western Falcon further up the point score. This weekend should be a ripper!’ Hector added.
The 4th Round of the Dunlop Series will be held at Queensland Raceway on July 26 -28th.
Michael Hector sits in 25th position in the 2013 Championship.
Michael Hector is proudly supported by Gulf Western Oil, Carrington Equipment Group, CEG Rentals, McLuskey Insurance Brokers, Wurth, Griffiths Transport Newcastle, Doherty Heavy Equipment Repairs, and Action Plant Support & Koala Glass Newcastle