TALKING NUMBERS WITH WPS RACING In life numbers can represent a variety of things. In WPS Racing the numbers 8 and 10 represent the pair of WPS Racing Falcons which take to the circuit in the V8 Supercar Championship. Ahead of this weekend's...
TALKING NUMBERS WITH WPS RACING
In life numbers can represent a variety of things. In WPS Racing the numbers 8 and 10 represent the pair of WPS Racing Falcons which take to the circuit in the V8 Supercar Championship.
Ahead of this weekend's round of the championship in Perth please find facts associated with WPS Racing based on the numbers 1 through to 10.
1 -- Since making his debut in the championship Max Wilson has recorded one podium finish. He finished third in the final round of 2003 at Sydney's Eastern Creek Raceway.
2 -- Already this year WPS Racing has recorded a pair of top ten race finishes with Max Wilson finishing eighth in the second race in Adelaide and sixth in the opening race in New Zealand.
3 -- Max Wilson qualified in third position during his first visit to the Barbagallo Raceway 2002. 2006 also marks the third year of competition in the V8 Supercar Championship for WPS Racing.
4 -- Jason Bargwanna has won four rounds of the V8 Supercar Championship. His most memorable was the victory alongside Garth Tander at the Bathurst 1000 in 2000.
5 -- 2006 marks the fifth year Max Wilson has been a part of the V8 Supercar Championship. He moved to Australia at the start of 2002 after competing in the 2001 Champ Car World Series and prior to that he was a test driver for the Williams Formula One team.
6 -- After making the shootout in New Zealand, Max Wilson went on to finish sixth in the opening race at Pukekohe.
7 -- Jason Bargwanna has finished inside the top ten overall in the championship on three occasions (1998, 2000 and 2004). His highest place in the championship is seventh (1998 and 2000). He has also recorded seven race finishes inside the top ten at Barbagallo Raceway.
8 -- There is only eight drivers currently competing in the championship who have recorded more round victories than Jason Bargwanna.
9 -- 2006 marks the ninth year of Jason Bargwanna's career in the championship. During these nine years he has contested the championship with Garry Rogers Motorsport (1998 -- 2002), Larkham Motor Sport (2003 -- 2005) and WPS Racing (2006).
10 -- When Jason Bargwanna lines up on the grid at Bathurst in October it will be his tenth appearance at Mount Panorama in a V8 Supercar. Every time he has finished the 1000 kilometre journey he has finished inside the top six.
Practice for the V8 Supercars will be held on Friday afternoon followed by qualifying on Saturday morning with the opening race to be contested on Saturday afternoon. The first 58-lap race on Sunday will be a "reverse-grid" race with the starting positions being the reverse of the finishing positions from Saturday's race. The round will be highlighted with the third sprint race at 1:30pm on Sunday afternoon local time. All races will include a compulsory pit stop to enable the pit crew to change a minimum of two tyres.
The time in Perth is two hours behind AEST.