CONSTRUCTIVE WEEKEND AT GRAND PRIX FOR WPS RACING WPS Racing's confidence has been boosted with a constructive four-day outing in the non-championship event contested at the Foster's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne over the weekend. Both...
CONSTRUCTIVE WEEKEND AT GRAND PRIX FOR WPS RACING
WPS Racing's confidence has been boosted with a constructive four-day outing in the non-championship event contested at the Foster's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne over the weekend.
Both drivers, Jason Bargwanna and Max Wilson, were closing in on the top ten during the opening two races and showing continually improvement aboard the pair of WPS Racing Falcons.
"It has been a constructive weekend for the team and has been a good opportunity to learn more about the characteristics of the WPS Racing Falcons," said Team Principal Mark Larkham.
"I'm genuinely looking forward to the next championship round in New Zealand as an opportunity to pick up from where we left off in Adelaide."
Bargwanna led the way for the WPS team in today's final 10-lap journey by finishing 14th in a race which involved very little passing throughout the 31-car field.
"All weekend the WPS Racing Falcon has been very competitive and setting times which have been comparable with the top ten runners," said Bargwanna.
"We've gained some valuable data throughout the weekend which should assist us to move forward when the championship resumes in New Zealand later in the month."
After showing impressive speed during the opening two races, where he had enough pace to be inside the top ten, Wilson was forced onto the sidelines on lap three of today's race due to a broken power steering rack.
"Overall the weekend has been a good opportunity to improve the pace of the WPS Racing Falcon and we've shown that we are genuine contenders to be inside the top ten," said Wilson.
"Today was a little bit disappointing because I clipped a tyre barrier going into turn three which broke the power steering rack and as a consequence I was unable to continue any further."
Today's final V8 Supercar race at the Albert Park circuit was won by Steven Richards ahead of Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly.
The 2006 V8 Supercar Championship resumes at the PlaceMakers V8 Supercars event at Pukekohe Raceway in New Zealand on April 21-23.
Following his results in last weekend's championship opener in Adelaide Wilson is in 9th position in the championship standings with his WPS team-mate 26th.