With 17 top-10 finishes from the 22 races so far this season, Brad Jones Racing's Nick Percat has every right to be optimistic heading into this weekend's event at Pukekohe, New Zealand.
The super-fast Auckland circuit being one of his favourites only improves his chances of another good result.
"I like it - it's a driver's track. It's fast and the car moves around a lot. It's pretty old school - if you do go off the road, you'll find the fence so there's a lot of risk versus reward," Percat said.
"The car gets up on two wheels through turns two and three, which is pretty cool too."
Despite being consistently inside the top 10 and performing much better than teammate Tim Slade, he hasn't been able to bridge the gap to the race winners or podium-getters to this point.
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A Supercars rule change at the start of the season, banning dual shock suspension, has thrown a spanner in the works for all the teams, with perennial front runners, Triple Eight even finding it hard to get their cars competitive.
Whilst Percat and his engineering crew have gotten close to getting on top of it, they are still a few tenths of a second from the top spot.
"We've probably been a little bit weak at NZ for the last couple of years, but we had a few new bits in the car at the last round in South Australia a couple of weeks ago," he said.
"They took a little bit to tune in - Friday was a battle - but we finished fourth in the race on Sunday, so we've made some pretty good progress.
"It may take us a little while to get the car in the window this weekend, but if we use what we learnt from last time we should be right."
That has been the good news story of Percat's year, when they have lacked the pace to go with the front-runners in early practice, they have been able to tune the car over the weekend and make significant ground on those in front of them, which is no mean feat in one of the closest racing series in the world.
"Our car crew, headed up by Andrew Edwards, are really determined and that just drives everyone to do better no matter where we are," Percat said.
"We don't pull up stumps if we aren't going very well - we just don't stop trying. It's just what we do as a group.
"The car eight crew are quite enjoyable to work with, we're pushing each other quite hard and there's a great sense of determination to do better."
Percat is currently eighth in the Championship, only 69 points behind Ford's Cam Waters.
The Supercars hit the track for 70-lap races on both Saturday and Sunday.