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FPR TAKES APART HOME ADVANTAGE IN RIVALRY ROUND Ford Performance Racing has finished second and third in this afternoon's V8 Supercar Championship Series practice at Queensland Raceway, beating all but one of the home teams. Stone Brothers...

FPR TAKES APART HOME ADVANTAGE IN RIVALRY ROUND

Ford Performance Racing has finished second and third in this afternoon's V8 Supercar Championship Series practice at Queensland Raceway, beating all but one of the home teams.

Stone Brothers Racing was quickest but FPR finished ahead of every other Queensland team, including Triple Eight, Paul Morris Motorsport and Dick Johnson Racing.

The team hopes today's result means FPR will maintain its recent momentum, which has seen the Melbourne-based squad score podiums at every race event so far this year.

Qualifying begins tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:35am.

Tim Edwards

Team Principal

"Half the teams test here and half test at Winton so this is our equivalent of the AFL Rivalry round! It's great to be fast on somebody else's home turf! You always come to this particular track expecting the locals to trounce you because they spend so much time testing here."

Steve Richards

#6 Castrol FPR Falcon

"So far so good! We obviously came here with a bit of trepidation because it's not home turf but clearly that hasn't been a problem. We had a programme that we stuck to and the car just got better and better through the session."

Mark Winterbottom

#5 Orrcon Ford Credit FPR Falcon

"This was one of the tracks we needed to do a lot of work on but, straight out of the box, we're second and third fastest. It shows the work we've done in the last 12 months has been in the right direction. Now we only need to find a little bit tomorrow to be leading the field."

-credit: fpr

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Series Supercars
Drivers Paul Morris , Mark Winterbottom , Steve Richards , Tim Edwards