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Fulwood Looking To Bounce Back After 'Difficult' Weekend


Bryce Fullwood had a difficult weekend on the streets of Surfer's Paradise, performing fast laps but endured bad luck over the course of the racing.

The Northern Territory racer and his co-driver Andre Heimgartner were a dynamic duo looking for a podium finish over the weekend that included a Top 10 Shootout appearance — but unfortunate racing incidents halted their results.

This follows an eventful race at Bathurst, which has made their PIRTEK Enduro Cup campaign tougher than expected.

"This Enduro season has been tough for myself and Andre, I think we have both shown quite good speed but unfortunately we haven't got anything to show for it," Fullwood said.

"Being in my second year in the Supercars endurance races, I had a better idea of what I was getting myself into and was better prepared — but we just haven't had luck on our side.

"Heading into the last race at Sandown next week I feel that we don't have much more to lose at this point, I'm confident in Andre and the team and cannot wait to see what we can do.

"I'm keen to throw everything at it and see what happens, but also very keen to get a decent result on the board."

The 21-year-old will head into the Sandown 500 race next weekend performing double duties — where Fullwood currently leads the Dunlop Super2 Series.

Fullwood added that the enduro racing compliments his campaign in the Super2 Series.

"The Enduro racing certainly helps in my Super2 campaign because the level of competition is so high that you can't back off for a split second ... and that really helps maximise our shorter Super2 races to perform for 100 per cent of the duration of the race," Fullwood said.

"In Super2 I think we just need to go about our business and not worry about anyone else, I'm confident in my team at MW Motorsport and very keen to work hard with them on our car to have a competitive package to race with.

"We just need to try and stay out of any incidents and keep finishing races to accumulate more points — then we will see how we end up on Sunday at Newcastle!"

The Middy's Electrical driver currently leads the Super2 Series by an impressive 357 points heading into the Sandown event.

Fullwood will now head to Victoria as the Supercars Championship prepares for the final round of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup and penultimate round of the Super2 Series on 8-10 November.