Win only option for Russell
INCENSED at just missing out on a spot in the 2010 V8 Supercar Series, Lismore’s David Russell is leaving no stone unturned in the lead-up to a year that could prove pivotal to his driving career.
Russell went into the final round of the 2009 Fujitsu Championship – the feeder series to the V8 Supercars – needing a win to possibly snatch a place on the big stage for 2010, but came away disappointed.
Mechanical and suspension failures robbed Russell of his chance – he was relegated to third place – but that frustration has only steeled the 27-year-old, who now faces a year-long battle for promotion.
Russell makes no secret of his intentions for the 2010 series, leaving himself and his team a clear goal to have the best car, which will give him every chance to take out the title.
“We’ll be going all out to win it next year, that’s the goal,” Russell said.
Holidaying with his family at Evans Head, a relaxed Russell is putting the final pieces into place for what he hopes will be his defining season.
He is yet to put pen to paper on a deal with his team from last year, Howard Racing, but is upbeat about things falling into place soon.
“I am confident I will be back in the Fujitsu Series, there will be a team announcement and launch in January,” Russell said.