SWINDON Robins newbie Jordan Stewart is determined to turn his Australian Championship fortunes around in the series’ concluding rounds.

An abandoned first round in Kurri Kurri due to severe heat meant the competition’s opening meeting took place on Monday in Albury-Wodonga.

Stewart failed to score in his first two rides, but bagged six points from his final three rides - leaving him 10th in the standings.

Stewart said: “It was tough out there for everyone and first corners were so important. I felt on the pace but wasn’t making starts to score enough points to progress, which is frustrating.

“There isn’t much time between rounds to work on bikes but we will be doing everything to get the bikes going forward and score a few more points in the next couple of rounds.”

Stewart slipped to 12th after round two when he totalled five points from as many rides with ex-Belle Vue man Max Fricke taking top spot.

Stewart added: “Things aren’t happening for me right now which is frustrating but I’m working hard to put things right.

“The rounds are coming thick and fast now and one good meeting can put me back in the picture for a strong finish.”

The young Aussie will go in search of an improved performance when the series resumes today at Olympic Park Speedway in Mildura.