Supercars rookie Bryce Fullwood has today got behind the wheel of a now outdated FT-40 Toyota Racing Series machine in a private test session aimed at getting the 22-year-old prepared for the resumption of the Supercars championship on June 27.
TRS outfit mTec Motorsport supplied the chassis for the test organised by Walkinshaw Andretti United.
The test marks Fullwood’s first laps in a race car since the curtailed Australian Grand Prix weekend back in mid-March.
Replaced after the 2014 season, the FT-40 is commonly raced around the country in local Sports Car and Formula Open races.
Speaking with motorsport.com after the test, Fullwood admitted how much of an eye-opener single-seater racing can be having spent the majority of his racing career focused around touring cars.
“The biggest thing for me is that I had actually only ever done six laps in an open-wheeler,” he told Motorsport.com. “So it was a really different experience, but it was cool as. I didn’t know what to expect.
“Even thought it’s so different to a Supercar and probably not super relevant, it was more just trying to drive something different and adapting and learning. There’s always something you can take out of it.”
“[The test] was about getting in a car and feeling what understeer and oversteer is like again, and feeling being on the limit of grip.
“That’s what you don’t get from the simulator and that’s the sort of feeling a driver goes by.”
Fullwood lies 18th in the standings after having finished 21st and 17th in the opening two races from Adelaide.
The Supercars season is slated to resume with a two-day event from Sydney Motorsport Park later this month.
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