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BOWE AND WILLS ON THE PACE IN BATHURST 1000 PRACTICE Cat Racing's John Bowe and Simon Wills pulled out a stunning performance to be third fastest in practice today for this weekend's V8 Supercar 1000 at Bathurst. Bowe and Wills traded fastest...

BOWE AND WILLS ON THE PACE IN BATHURST 1000 PRACTICE

Cat Racing's John Bowe and Simon Wills pulled out a stunning performance to be third fastest in practice today for this weekend's V8 Supercar 1000 at Bathurst.

Bowe and Wills traded fastest times until Bowe finished the session with a 1:11.491 - which actually was the fastest time of the day until the last five minutes of the session.

Holden driver Mark Skaife set the fastest time of the day ahead of Glen Seton's Falcon and the Bowe/Wills Briggs Motorsport machine.

"I am really happy with the car, but I believe we can go a lot faster yet," Bowe said.

"The new track surface is really smooth and our car seems to be reacting to it well.

"The car is really good across the top of the mountain and that is where you can make up a lot of speed.

"This is a great start to our weekend and I am really looking forward to qualifying tomorrow.

"Simon has shown good speed and the team has done a fantastic job with the car - we are in pretty good shape so far, but it is very early in the week."

The Cat Racing squad used the 90 minute session to make a number of suspension changes to fine tune the team's Falcon.

While Bowe completed 16 laps to work on the car's set-up, Wills also completed eight laps - turning competitive times.

"Things have been fantastic so far and I feel really comfortable in the car," Wills said.

"I'm leaving most of the set-up work to John, because he is the expert around here, but I was also really pleased with my time.

"JB went fast at the start, I went quicker and then he got back in and went faster again."

The V8 Supercars will have another one hour practice session tomorrow morning before the field is split in half for the two qualifying sessions from 1.10pm.

The top 15 cars will then enter the shoot-out on Saturday morning to finally determine the grid for Sunday's 1000km event.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Mark Skaife , John Bowe , Simon Wills