“It’s always good to come away from Adelaide with some decent points; otherwise you feel like your spending the rest of the year trying to catch up,” according to Brad Jones Racing team boss Brad Jones.
BJR drivers Nick Percat and Tim Slade sit fifth and ninth in the championship after the opening round, and Jones is keen to keep the momentum up heading into round two this weekend at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
There will be four races around the picturesque Albert Park circuit, all of which are for points after the meeting was made a part of the championship calendar for the first time last year.
"Albert park is just about as different a track from Adelaide as you can get," Jones said.
"It's very free-flowing, with fast corners – so you can’t take too much from your Adelaide set up with you."
Jones’ son, Macauley, was involved in a high speed shunt two weeks ago after losing his front brakes at over 200km/h at the end of Adelaide’s back straight.
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The impact ripped the rear off the car and meant he missed Saturday’s race and was forced to retire from the Sunday event.
"Macca’s still a bit sore. I think he’d rather have another week before racing again, but he’s a pretty tough kid," he said.
"I think it does definitely take you a bit to get comfortable after a big accident.
"You’re not consciously aware of it and you get past it, but it is there for a little while afterwards.
"I think he did a great job to qualify 17th for Saturday and his pace was good all weekend, so its really encouraging for him.
"He’s going to improve every time he gets in car."
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