AN EXERCISE BIKE, weights and race study will help Warrnambool sprintcar ace James McFadden get through his two weeks of hotel quarantine in Sydney.
McFadden, who has recently returned from racing in the US with Kasey Kahne Racing, aims to make the most of his days in isolation.
"I have plenty of time with not much else going on, it will be a good time to watch back some races," he said.
"I'll watch back the videos and figure out how to get better, where I should and could of done something different and also look at some of my success.
"Plus Fitness has hooked me up with some gym gear and that'll definitely keep me sane for a little bit and help me sleep.
"I can do a pretty brutal hour a day, do some sit ups, push ups and other stuff to keep entertained and keep fitness levels up. It all definitely helps out."
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The former Queenslander, who now calls Warrnambool home, said his study didn't focus on any specific drivers.
"Basically whoever is winning races and I have been watching some of (teammate) Brad Sweet and studying what he does and how he goes about it which is beneficial," he said.
"But in the same breath they all drive different. You can't copy them as it doesn't help you beat them but you can definitely use little things to improve yourself."
McFadden finished his second season with KKR with one World of Outlaws win at the Jason Johnson Classic, an event close to his heart.
His next best performance was finishing runner-up to star American Kyle Larson in a earlier round at Huset's Speedway in South Dakota.
McFadden is eager to head back in 2021 with desires of continuing to improve himself at that level.
"You can't stop because even if you're the best you've got to evolve, got to be better, learn new things, learn set ups, styles and watch people winning races and how they do it," he said.
The reigning Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic champion's focus is directed towards racing in the states but he still enjoys racing on home soil.
"It's definitely different with the American stuff, it is more serious for me," he said.
"Australia for me is fun and I enjoy doing it with my mates and have joined a great team (in Monte Motorsport).
"The last few years America has become a bigger part of my career and it's not something I'll be able to do forever so I want to make most of it, try to improve and keep on top of getting better and better."
McFadden is preparing himself for the possibility of an Australian summer without sprintcar racing.
"The way it is going at the moment any time you plan something you plan to get shut down as Adelaide has shown," he said.
"My plan is to make the most of being home and if we race then that's cool but I am looking to a couple of months off and look forward to what happens in the next year.
"It's tough for everyone and the industry I'm in it is probably tough to do anything."
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