Barbagallo: TeamVodafone Friday notes

Whincup quickest in Perth practiceFor Immediate Release: 20 November 2009TeamVodafone's Jamie Whincup has recorded the fastest time during today's practice sessions at Perth's Barbagallo Raceway. The defending champion was second fastest in Part...

Whincup quickest in Perth practiceFor Immediate Release: 20 November 2009TeamVodafone's Jamie Whincup has recorded the fastest time during today's practice sessions at Perth's Barbagallo Raceway.

The defending champion was second fastest in Part B of practice but with some minor setup tweaks and a better set of tyres for the final session, he recorded a time of 0.57.0626 - three-tenths of a second quicker than Fabian Coulthard.

"We worked on our plan that we came here with, which was to make the car fast for qualifying," Whincup explained.

"So far we are very pleased with the car over one lap. We will have to do some work for the race but at this stage we are fully focused on qualifying.

"We did have some very good tyres to use at the end of the session which produced the time," he said.

Teammate Craig Lowndes was 11th fastest and admitted he and engineer Jeromy Moore chased setup during Part B of practice.

"We chased setup for the early part of the session as the track had very little grip," Lowndes said.

"Our tyres weren't ideal in terms of working on a qualifying setup but we did get the chance to work on a race package.

"We will look at Jamie's data tonight before we finalise our qualifying package for tomorrow," he added.Qualifying for Race 23 of the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series will commence at 9.30am (WST) tomorrow before racing gets underway at 1.05pm (WST).

-credit: tv

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Series Supercars
Drivers Fabian Coulthard , Craig Lowndes , Jamie Whincup