Eastern Creek: WPS Racing Friday report

David Besnard Impresses in Eastern Creek Practice WPS Racing's David Besnard turned more than a few heads when he put his Falcon into the top 10 in the opening practice session for the second round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at...

David Besnard Impresses in Eastern Creek Practice

WPS Racing's David Besnard turned more than a few heads when he put his Falcon into the top 10 in the opening practice session for the second round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Eastern Creek in Sydney today.

Besnard was constantly in the top 10 and sat in fourth place for sometime before finally being declared the seventh-fastest driver of the day at the end of the 90-minute session.

Besnard, who was born and bred in Sydney before making the Gold Coast his home, was delighted with today's efforts considering the team is having only its second championship round start this weekend.

Besnard finished 13th outright in the opening round of the championship at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide last month and since that event the team has signed well-known race engineer Ian "Wally" Walburn.

"It is great to be in a nice car around here," said Besnard. "We did not have anything special in the tyre department today so the time we did is a genuine one. "It is amazing how quickly this team has come together and the progress we are making. "Wally (Ian Walburn) and I have already formed a strong relationship and I think we saw some results of that today, but it is just the beginning. "Craig (Gore) has everyone motivated and there is a really good feeling about the whole project. "It would be great to have a similar performance tomorrow."

Besnard's time today was 0.451 of a second quicker than the time he notched in the top 10 shootout in the final round of last year's championship at the same circuit on new tyres.

WPS Racing team owner Craig Gore was delighted with his team's effort.

"We saw a remarkable team effort here today," said Gore. "We are really looking forward to tomorrow and it would be remarkable if we managed to keep our place in the top 10. "I think the ground we have made in such a short amount of time is impressive."

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Series Supercars
Drivers David Besnard