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Battle set for the streets of Albert Park

Red Bull Racing Australia hit the streets of Albert Park today for the first day of the Australian Grand Prix, with two practice sessions and qualifying.

The half-hour qualy session decided the grid for tomorrow’s first race, in which Jamie will start from fourth and Craig from sixth.

“The track feels good, but I don’t think our track times were as good as last year,” said Lowndesy.

“Tomorrow it would be good to get in the top four so we can start chipping away at it and hopefully we’re up the front somewhere.”

J-Dub reckons the No.1 Holden is close enough to the front though to fight for the win.

“We did a reasonable job. We’re there or thereabouts but that’s what racing is all about, just trying to find that extra couple of tenths,” he said.

“We’ll look to make a few tweaks to make it go a little bit faster tomorrow but we’re close enough to the front so we’ll be in it to win it.”

And what about having the Red Bull family just up pit lane?

“It’s nice having the Red Bull motorsports family right next door,” said Jamie.

“We’ll definitely be cheering on Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastien Vettel as the weekend progresses.”

The V8 Supercars take to the track for race one at 11:05 AEDT, with race two kicking off at 14:25.