Mitch Argent - round 3 preview
Aussie Team qualification is still in reach
Round 3 see's the 2016 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Championship pass the half way mark and our reporters caught up with Mitch Argent to see how their preparations are going ahead of the round at Ipswich Supercars on 22-24th of July.
You finished third in the Australian Championships last year but you're currently bottom of the ladder after two last places in the first two rounds. What's going wrong?
MITCH: Little things. A few DQs and perhaps I've been underprepared going into the rounds.
What can you do to catch the guys ahead of you?
MITCH: Perform better and avoid the DQs.
Do you think you can still make fifth place and get back on the Australian team?
MITCH: Hopefully. That is certainly my goal.
Have you done anything differently to prepare for Round 3?
MITCH: More training, better preparation and getting more organised.
Will being on home soil in Queensland help you?
MITCH: I think it will. It will mean less travel and having family and friends there to help set up and support.
What are your thoughts on how you have been competing so far?
MITCH: I haven't competed the best. I can only improve from here.
How have you been training for Round 3, have you changed your technique, added anything new to your regime, focused on a particular discipline?
MITCH: Nothing different. Just doing more training.
How many hours a week are you training?
MITCH: Two hours per day during the week. Local competitions have been great training as well. Leading into the next round I will definitely focus more on saw training.
What is your biggest concern going in to Round 3?
MITCH: Coming last again and getting DQ is a major concern!
Who do you see as your greatest threat?
MITCH: Jamie Head is leading so he will be. But they are all performing really well. I'd like to get ahead of sixth and seventh place so I can make the team.
What does it mean to you to win the title of Australian Champion?
MITCH: It would mean a lot but realistically it's not an option for me to win this series.
What does it mean to you to make it on the Australian team and compete in the World Championship?
MITCH: My goal is to try and get on the Australian team. To go on the trip again and defend our title would be awesome.
Has anything extraordinary happened in your life outside TIMBERSPORTS – got married, had a child?
MITCH: No, nothing that exciting.