Even though it has been pretty much of a lost season for him in his return to Australia’s V8 Supercars series, Marcos Ambrose has not second-guessed himself about moving on from NASCAR and returning to his homeland.
“It hasn’t been bad for me at all,” Ambrose said, according to FoxSports.com.au. “Moving on from NASCAR racing in America, I haven’t had any issues. It’s been very easy for me to move on. I’m not sitting there on a Sunday and wishing I was driving the car.”
And while he’s missed most of this season in V8 Supercars by choice — he pulled out less than a month into the season because he was not competitive — Ambrose is still hoping to find success before the racing year is over.
And even though the V8 Supercar series has severe limits on practice sessions, which has compounded Ambrose’s problems with so little time behind the wheel, he still hopes to get back into the swing in a test session Friday at Australia’s Queensland Raceway.
“Driving again is about getting back on time for the enduros, getting some seat time,” Ambrose said. “I’ll do my very best and that’s why I’m going to be at (Queensland) at 8:40 on a Friday morning on used tires on a green track. I’ll just do what I can do.”
And while the 12-hour race at Bathurst in October is definitely in Ambrose’s plans, he’s not saying if he’ll return to racing in 2016.
“I’ve telegraphed pretty clearly that I’m going to do the endurance races this year and not going to think about anything until then,” he said. “The stars will naturally align.”