Tasmania: Tasman Motorsport practice report

ROCKSTAR Commodores Hit Tassie Track The all black ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Tasman Motorsport Commodores have hit the track for the first time, with Jason Richards and Greg Murphy finishing 13th and 20th during practice today for the Falken ...

ROCKSTAR Commodores Hit Tassie Track

The all black ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Tasman Motorsport Commodores have hit the track for the first time, with Jason Richards and Greg Murphy finishing 13th and 20th during practice today for the Falken Tasmania Challenge at Symmons Plains.

Both drivers were reasonable pleased with the balance of their cars, Murphy's progress hampered by an error which saw him switch to his best practice tyres after just 18 laps. The four-time Bathurst champion is confident his car is better than today's times indicate.

Last round winner, Mark Winterbottom set the quickest time of the session, with series leader Garth Tander second, Steven Richards third - Winterbottom's time (51.6085s) eight hundredths of a second quicker than Tander's previous practice record.

The Falken Tasmania Challenge resumes with qualifying tomorrow morning, followed by Race 1 later Saturday afternoon.

Jason Richards, #3 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Tasman Motorsport Commodore VE: "The car is working ok; not the best it's been, but certainly doing enough things ok. With the field expected to be separated by less than one second tomorrow, we'll go through our data tonight and make adjustments to the Rockstar Commodore looking to improve."

Greg Murphy, #51 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Tasman Motorsport Commodore VE: "We made an error with the car, so we put our P2 tyres on early as we'd destroyed the first set and that was reflected at the end of the session when everyone else went to their good rubber. Doing the time did on 30 lap old tyres is not too bad, but it's a little difficult to say where the #51 Rockstar Commodore really should be - it's definitely a better car than 20th."

-credit: tasmanmotorsport.com.au

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Series Supercars
Drivers Garth Tander , Greg Murphy , Jason Richards , Mark Winterbottom , Steven Richards