A major collision with the wall during qualifying for the Bathurst 12 hour will not affect Jason Bright's preparation for the start of the V8 Supercar season, starting this Saturday at the V8 test day.
?"It'll be business as usual ? I'm pretty much back to normal'.
We all held our breath on Saturday as Brighty, driving an Audi R8, struck the wall heavily at Reid Park, briefly knocking him out in the process.
'I just lost the back end and ended up in the wall. It wasn't the biggest hit I've had but my head hit the rollbar'
After a brief stay in hospital for observation, Brighty was given the all clear.
'I had a couple of sore spots. Over the past couple of days I've had a sore ankle and a sore shoulder but on the whole I'm pretty good.'
With that out the way we can look ahead to this weekend's test day and Brighty is very pleased with his Team BOC Commodore.
'Last season the team was pretty much under the pump from Homebush all the way up to the first test. So I felt like even though we had good pace at the start of the year we went to Adelaide really underprepared.
'This year we're in a much better position'.
So, with a fast car and strong team continuity you'd think our man Brighty would feel pretty confident?and he does!
'I think when you've come off a season like last year when you know we can be consistently up there, it means we can be a little bit more patient knowing we're going to be collecting points through the year.'
So is a championship on the cards? We all hope so and it all starts this Saturday at Sydney Motorsport Park for the crucial test day.
Come and cheer on Brighty and the team from 9am. Entry is free.
Published: 11 February 2014.