Clipsal: WPS Racing Friday report

WILSON LEADS THE CHARGE FOR WPS RACING Brazilian Max Wilson has led the charge for WPS Racing during today's qualifying session of the opening round of the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship in Adelaide. Wilson, who qualified fifth during his ...

WILSON LEADS THE CHARGE FOR WPS RACING

Brazilian Max Wilson has led the charge for WPS Racing during today's qualifying session of the opening round of the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship in Adelaide.

Wilson, who qualified fifth during his championship debut in Adelaide in 2002, set an impressive time around the 3.22km street circuit and will start from 15th position in tomorrow's 78 lap race.

Wilson's WPS Racing team-mate Jason Bargwanna endured a tough time behind the wheel, qualifying 26th, but the former Bathurst Champion is confident of moving up the order during tomorrow's race.

Mark Skaife qualified on pole position ahead of Todd Kelly and Garth Tander.

Mark Larkham -- Race Team Principle
"Today was a reasonably solid outcome with Max's time of 1:22.7 particularly pleasing to be just outside the top ten. This performance puts us in a reasonably strong position for the long races as we chase our piece of success from the weekend. One of the most pleasing aspects to come out of today is the methodical approach taken by everyone in the team to provide the drivers are capable of achieving our goals for the weekend."

Max Wilson -- Driver #8
"Overall I'm pleased with the progress shown by myself and the team throughout the day and to be so close to the top ten is a great result. The team improved the set up of the car everytime I took to the circuit but there are still some areas where I know we can improve our lap times as I'm suffering from an problem with understeer which we'll hopefully find an answer to before tomorrow's race."

Jason Bargwanna -- Driver #10
"Today was a tough day to start the season. We have struggled with our lack of testing before this weekend which meant we were trying a variety of set ups during today's practice and qualifying. Unfortunately I had a moment in opening practice which forced me into the wall and caused some superficial damage but the team did a great job to repair the car and ensure I made it out for the second practice. Max has shown a glimpse of the potential of the cars and if we can continue to develop more speed over the weekend a solid result shouldn't be out of reach."

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Series Supercars
Drivers Max Wilson , Garth Tander , Mark Skaife , Mark Larkham , Jason Bargwanna , Todd Kelly