Canberra: Team Betta qualifying report

Team Betta Electrical Max wilson positions himself ninth in today's qualifying. Max Wilson was frustrated in loosing valuable time in practice today, experiencing two punctured tyres in almost as many laps. Although the weather was kind, with...

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Max wilson positions himself ninth in today's qualifying.

Max Wilson was frustrated in loosing valuable time in practice today, experiencing two punctured tyres in almost as many laps.

Although the weather was kind, with a mild day and rain free, Max needed the valuable time in practice in order to become familiar with this very tight Canberra street circuit.

Qualifying saw Max post an excellent time of 1:44.68 on his tenth lap, placing him ninth fastest and just .92 behind the fastest qualifying car of Jason Bright in the HDT Commodore with a time of 1:45.76.

Max in the Team Betta Electrical car 65 has now qualified within the top ten placing's in four of the past five series events so far this season, quite an achievement considering this is his first season in V8 Supercars on totally foreign circuits.

"The circuit is very demanding in areas and you can't relax for a second or you may end up into the wall" said Max.

"I'm looking forward to tomorrows top 15 shootout and race one of this three race event" he said.

Tony Longhurst in car 66, the second Team Betta Electrical V8 Falcon registered twenty -third fastest in the first practice session of the day.

Tony managed to improve on his position in qualifying over Hidden Valley by registering twenty- fourth fastest today with a time of 1:45.40.

"Canberra is a very difficult circuit to negotiate at speed and it can bite you should you overstep the mark by pushing too hard, said Tony.

"I'm looking forward to all three races this weekend and the circuit will certainly test every drivers skill to the maximum"

Results: Qualifying (Friday June 7, 2002)
1. HRT: Jason Bright
2. Pirtek Racing: Marcos Ambrose
3. HRT: Mark Skaife
4. 00 Racing: Craig Lowndes
5. Gary Rogers: Garth Tander
6. Castrol: Russell Ingall
7. Shell Racing: Steven Johnson
8. K-Mart Racing: Greg Murphy
9. Betta Electrical: Max Wilson
10. Castrol Racing: Steven Richards

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Series Supercars
Drivers Steven Johnson , Max Wilson , Garth Tander , Marcos Ambrose , Jason Bright , Greg Murphy , Russell Ingall , Mark Skaife , Craig Lowndes , Tony Longhurst , Steven Richards