TUNGATE'S HOME COMFORTS
Australian champion Rohan Tungate hopes a return to home shale will help him hunt down top two Max Fricke and Chris Holder.
08 / 01 / 2019, 10:27
Australian champion Rohan Tungate hopes a return to home shale will help him hunt down top two Max Fricke and Chris Holder in the national title race.
The series continues with round four in Tungate’s native New South Wales on Wednesday, with the final round taking place on his home track Kurri Kurri this Saturday.
Fricke leads the way on 48 points after winning the Gillman and Undera rounds, while Holder is second on 45 after triumphing at Mildura.
It’s all about being consistent and getting good points on the board. Anything can happen.
Tungate finished second at the opening two meetings, but crashed in the Undera A Final on Monday and was unable to bag the consolation point.
While he was gutted to miss out on a third straight rostrum appearance, he’s ready to pile the pressure on the leaders, starting in Albury.
He said: “I had a bit of a crash on Monday and it didn’t really go my way, but Undera is not my favourite track. I have two good tracks to look forward to.
“I have to take the positives. I still got into the final, which is always my aim. I was unlucky to crash and not get any points out of it.
“I just ran out of room. It’s a pretty tight track and going into the corner, I didn’t have anywhere to go. I just went too wide and hit the fence.
“We have Albury tomorrow and that’s a track I really like and then Kurri Kurri is my home track. I need to have a big one there.
“It’s all about being consistent and getting good points on the board. Anything can happen. The boys in front of me can break down. I just have to focus on myself and get as many points as I can.”
Tungate is still without a team place in the UK, but he is hopeful of getting some good news.
He said: “Something could come up in next few days, but I am not 100 percent sure yet. I don’t know what’s going on. We’ll see what happens. I don’t know for sure yet, but there could be something.
“I don’t see why I don’t have a team place. It’s a little bit strange that I don’t have anything at the moment.
“I had a fairly good season in Britain and I think I always scored good points. I’m in good form and I feel good.”