Symmons Plains: FPR Friday notes

FPR FALCON FEELS 'MAGIC' SAYS FROSTY Freezing Tassie temperatures did nothing to cool a scorching performance from Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards in this afternoon's practice sessions at Symmons Plains. The Ford Performance Racing duo...

FPR FALCON FEELS 'MAGIC' SAYS FROSTY

Freezing Tassie temperatures did nothing to cool a scorching performance from Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards in this afternoon's practice sessions at Symmons Plains.

The Ford Performance Racing duo put the Orrcon Steel and Castrol FPR Falcons third and eighth quickest respectively as the team prepared for tomorrow's V8 Supercar Championship Series racing.

Frosty sat at the top of the time sheets for what seemed like an eternity until Lee Holdsworth and Greg Murphy slotted in ahead of him in the last few minutes.

That did not worry either FPR driver, however, as both used only one set of tyres during the session and so have a complete bank for the weekend's racing.

Qualifying for race seven of 2009 will begin tomorrow at 11am.

Mark Winterbottom
Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon

"We're back where I believe FPR should be. The car was just magic so I'm really looking forward to throwing some new tyres on tomorrow and getting back on track. Richo was up there as well so as a team were both really happy; the cars are really handling well.

"We've tested since the last round and made a few changes; hopefully it's enough to beat 888. I think we've got the car to do it but the wind could change tomorrow! I've never been as confident with the car on a Friday night as I am now though, so that's got to count for something."

Steve Richards
Castrol FPR Falcon

"I had a couple of trips off that session, locking the left-front into turn four. I was having a go though! That last time I was another tenth up in the first sector so the car was just great.

"We only used one set of tyres the whole session so we knew we'd get jumped at the end when the other guys put their greens on. We made some good progress that session but the cars were good here last year. The way we had the car set up then was probably more along the lines that we run this new FG anyway so we had a bit of a head start."

-credit: fpr

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Series Supercars
Drivers Greg Murphy , Mark Winterbottom , Lee Holdsworth , Steve Richards