Barbera planning to charge to the front
MOTORSPORT: Bundaberg's Mason Barbera says after having one of his worst weekends in racing, he's ready to bounce back.
The 20-year-old will compete in Perth in the third round of the Dunlop Super 2 Series.
The Garry Rogers Motorsport driver is currently last in the standings after failing to finish the final race because a crash in the last round in Launceston.
Barbera got a 35-point penalty, for making a move into turn 6, which has put him in the position he is now.
"I felt terrible. it was pretty hard to take in,” he revealed.
"I went to apologise to Garry, which was the worst thing to do as he said he expected nothing less than for me to make the move.”
The focus now for Barbera is on getting good results in Perth.
Barbera said despite the championship outlook the season had been positive, he had been better in some parts of the circuit than his teammate Chris Pither, who won the last round, and his times in races have been among the top in the category.
Barbera's problem has been not qualifying well and starting from the back.
"We have our strategy for this weekend to fix that and we hope to be strong,” he said.
"We hope a little bit of luck is on our side as well.”
Barbera will need that with qualifying to be decided for race one and two in two ten-minute sessions.
The field will then have three races with first practice to be held today at 12.10pm.