Nick PercatNick Percat will be back behind the wheel of the #222 Coates Hire Racing Commodore as the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series heads north to Queensland Raceway this weekend.

The 3.1 kilometre Ipswich circuit is the home test track of the Queensland-based Fujitsu teams, but Percat says he isn’t fazed about heading into ‘enemy territory’.

“Although there are drivers in the field who’ve done plenty of testing miles around the circuit this year I don’t think it will prove to be much of an advantage,” said the Coates Hire racer.

“The score has been pretty equal between the Victorian teams and the locals in recent years.

“Last year I finished fifth in my first visit to Queensland Raceway in a V8 Supercar, so I’m confident the Coates Hire Racing team can go better again this year.”

Percat has qualified inside the top three at every Fujitsu round so far this year, and is focused on more strong results at Ipswich.

“Obviously the Coates Hire Ipswich 300 is a really important event for our team. The support we’ve had from Coates Hire this year has been terrific and I can’t wait to see plenty of orange and white at the track this weekend!

“I’d love nothing more than to repay their support and the team’s hard work with another podium finish.”

It will be another busy weekend for 22 year-old, who will again driving Garth Tander’s #2 Toll HRT Commodore during the first two V8 Supercar practice sessions on Friday.

The young racer is teaming with Garth Tander at the L&H 500 Phillip Island endurance race next month, and the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October.

“The endurance races are just around the corner and we are well into preparation for those, but my focus this weekend is on doing the job for the Coates Hire Racing team.”

Two Fujitsu practice sessions will be held on Friday, ahead of qualifying and the first 15-lap race on Saturday.

The top-ten reverse grid race and the final 22-lap race will be held on Sunday.

In a first for the Fujitsu Series, races 1 and 3 of this weekend’s round will be telecast as part of the Seven Network’s coverage from the Coates Hire Ipswich 300.

Race 1 will be shown on Saturday on 7, while Race 3 will be on Sunday on 7mate.

Queensland is the fourth round of seven in the 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.