KELLY BROTHERS MAKE SOLID START IN SYDNEY PRACTICE
Jack Daniel's Racing team-mates Todd and Rick Kelly have made a solid start in practice ahead of this weekend's Sydney Telstra 500 at the Sydney Olympic Park street circuit.
Both Jack Daniel's Commodore showed consistent pace but further qualifying speed will be needed for the brothers to make the Top 10 Shootout.
Todd Kelly was 17th fastest ahead on combined times while brother Rick was just behind in 18th place.
Jason Bright set the fastest time in practice around the 3.42-kilometre circuit ahead of Lee Holdsworth and Mark Winterbottom.
JACK DANIEL'S RACING QUOTEBOARD:
RICK KELLY - #15 Jack Daniel's Holden Commodore
"It's only our second time here so day one was about getting back up to speed around here from a driving standpoint," said Rick Kelly.
"Sydney is a very tough track to get one clean lap in. It's very bumpy under brakes and you have to use a lot of kerb to be fast.
"I was pretty happy to get through the day with no scratches on my Jack Daniel's Commodore. We can gain some more time out there tomorrow in both the driver and the chassis set-up.
"We've got a lot of laps under our belt today and now we need to push on and give our best tomorrow once we make a few changes.
"Certainly the tyres we were on were not as good as many of the others out there so we are looking to be a lot higher up the order tomorrow."
TODD KELLY - #7 Jack Daniel's Holden Commodore
"There is a little bit of work to do," said Todd Kelly.
"The Jack Daniel's Commodore was good in a lot of areas but we are losing a fair bit of time in other areas.
"We went through a huge amount of changes in the four practice sessions but still have one area in particular where we need to improve, and that's under braking and mid-corner through Turn 1.
"The bulk of the time we need to gain is right there so if we can get a solution to that problem we can find a good chunk of time and get right up there."
-source: kelly racing