Symmons Plains: Team Vodafone Friday notes

TeamVodafone's new chassis beds well at Symmons Plains While those at Tasmania's Symmons Plains circuit were experiencing a winter chill straight from the Antarctic TeamVodafone's V8 Supercars explored a variety of setups to counter the quite ...

TeamVodafone's new chassis beds well at Symmons Plains

While those at Tasmania's Symmons Plains circuit were experiencing a winter chill straight from the Antarctic TeamVodafone's V8 Supercars explored a variety of setups to counter the quite complex short circuit in preparation for tomorrow's qualifying.

Jamie Whincup finished today's practice sessions fifth fastest while teammate Craig Lowndes was seventh in his brand new TeamVodafone V8 Supercar.

The reigning V8 Supercar Champion was reasonably happy with the start he has made to the event but acknowledged his car struggled a bit with straight line handling.

"The car is actually a mixture at the moment," Whincup explained "The overall balance feels pretty good but I am losing time through the hairpin and down the main straight."

"We have a bit of work to do but I am not concerned. We know where we are heading with it."

"I am looking forward to having another go on the new soft compound tyres in tomorrow's race. I will definitely be looking for a better result than Winton," Whincup added.

After two solid practice sessions Lowndes said he was very happy with how his brand new Triple Eight Race Engineering designed and built V8 Supercar had performed on debut.

"We had a very productive session, the car is doing everything we expected," Lowndes said.

"Balance wise the car is great, we just need to find a bit more pace."

"Overall it responded to most of the changes we made during that session and what was most encourouging was that we did our best time on the older set of tyres," Lowndes continued.

Tomorrow's ontrack action will see the V8 Supercars qualify at 11.00am before Race 7 of the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series gets underway at 3.35pm.

-credit: tv

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Series Supercars
Drivers Craig Lowndes , Jamie Whincup
Teams Triple Eight Race Engineering