FOLLOWING his second place finish at the Sandown 500 with Shane van Gisbergen, Alexandre Premat is feeling confident heading to Bathurst for the next round of the Enduro Cup.
Van Gisbergen came close to finding a way past Garth Tander in the closing stages but was still able to take the lead in the Supercars championship thanks to the podium finish.
"We had a very good day. Starting seventh then finishing on the podium was a great result,” Premat said following the race at Sandown.
“It was pretty amazing and the end was very intense, I don't think victory was very far from our reach at all. Maybe one more lap.
“It was my first race with the team, to get second on the podium is a great success.
“This is kind of like a warm up for Bathurst. We are focused on getting the win at Bathurst, so today's result is a great boost."