Kristian LindbomEvans Motorsport Group drivers Kristian Lindbom and Geoff Emery have completed an encouraging test day in preparation for Round Two of the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series to be held at Perth’s Barbagallo Raceway this weekend.

Lindbom’s Ozstaff Falcon has undergone an upgrade since finishing fourth in he opening round of the Championship at the Clipsal 500. A new rear end has brought the ex-David Reynolds Falcon up to the same spec as the two cars leading the Championship and Lindbom was encouraged by the improvements at Winton during the test.

“The traction out of the corners is now much better and I’m feeling a lot more comfortable with the car,” said Lindbom.

“We also tried some front suspension changes that yielded us a bit of a gain so everything is looking pretty promising heading to Barbagallo.

“It’s a track that I’ve had some pretty good results at in the past so I’m definitely looking forward to getting over there and building on what we achieved at the opening round.”

Emery tested a number of set-up changes in his ex-Triple Eight Commodore that produced good returns. His pace at Barbagallo in the past has been strong and with first class equipment at his disposal he should be among the frontrunners come next weekend.

Former Formula Ford and Production car racer Ryan Simpson also took a turn behind the wheel of the Ozstaff Falcon during the afternoon and is considering a step up to the Dunlop series in the future.

“Ryan approached us after seeing our results at Clipsal and we gave him some laps during the afternoon session to see how he’d go, not only in a V8 but also working with our engineering staff,” said team owner Josh Evans.

“He completed around 50 laps and did a good job, we’d love to be able to give him another opportunity in one of our cars sometime down the track.”