Hidden Valley: Tasman Motorsport Friday report

V8 Supercars Rd 6 - SKYCITY Triple Crown Practice Tasman Motorsport's Jason Richards and Greg Murphy have struggled during practice for this weekend's SKYCITY Triple Crown, mustering just the 15th and 20th best times in their Airnorth Holden VE...

V8 Supercars Rd 6 - SKYCITY Triple Crown Practice

Tasman Motorsport's Jason Richards and Greg Murphy have struggled during practice for this weekend's SKYCITY Triple Crown, mustering just the 15th and 20th best times in their Airnorth Holden VE Commodores.

Team manager Graham Jenkins said today's performances did not reflect expectations heading into the event.

"In all honesty, we've probably got caught out with red flags during the session, which didn't allow us to take best advantage of our tyres," Jenkins said.

"The cars are constantly evolving, but so are the goal posts - it's so competitive out there.

"We need to evaluate what's gone on today and work through the data and try optimise our performances for tomorrow."

The only real dramas came for the team in the last moments of the session when Murphy locked the brakes on the #51 Airnorth Commodore, sending it into the tyre walls.

At first looks, the damage appears to be only superficial, with the left side doors needing replacing and the rear quarter panel some work.

Last round winner Mark Skaife was quickest in the session for the Holden Racing Team, reigning series champion Rick Kelly second best for the Toll HSV Dealer Team.

-credit: tasman

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Series Supercars
Drivers Greg Murphy , Rick Kelly , Mark Skaife , Jason Richards