COMEBACK IS ON: Treseder ready to race again
MOTORSPORT: Bundaberg's Kel Treseder is ready to fight back to the top of the Aussie Racing Cars championship, starting this weekend in Tasmania.
Competing at Symmons Plains in the second round of the championship the former karter is hoping to fix what happened in Adelaide in the first round.
Penalties from mistakes in race one and the final race cost the KKP Motorsport driver a round win as he finished in ninth for the round and 43 points from the leader and defending champion James Duckworth.
"It's pretty simple this weekend, we need to minimise our penalties,” Treseder conceded.
"We need to stay inside the rule book but be fast as well.”
Treseder though heads into the unknown as he heads south for the event.
It will be his first time competing in Tasmania with the track added to the category this year.
"Outright speed will be important with long straights,” he said.
"There is also a hairpin turn which I really haven't gone through much at other circuits.
"That will a tight corner and one I need to get my head around quickly.”
Another element is the rain.
"The forecast is expected to be wet for Saturday and Sunday when we race,” Treseder said.
"I've only been in the car once when it has rained so that will be interesting.”
One thing working in Treseder's favour is his success at new tracks.
Last year he won three rounds at circuits he went to for the first time.
He hopes that helps him in Tasmania.
"You've got to look at that as motivation,” he said.
"Thankfully we have two practice sessions and qualifying before the races.
"We'll look to use every minute we can.”
Treseder is also confident the championship is not over.
"We're still in it,” he said.
"There will be various winners throughout the year in the series.
"We just need to be consistent in the final five rounds and aim to finish in the top three or four in each race.”
Treseder will start the round tomorrow at 11.35am before race one and two are held on Saturday.