Eastern Creek: Orrcon Racing Saturday report

BARGWANNA READY TO CHARGE AT THE CREEK Fresh from a fifth place finish at the previous round of the 2005 V8 Supercar Championship Larkham -- Orrcon Racing's Jason Bargwanna is aiming for another charging performance tomorrow at Sydney's Eastern...

BARGWANNA READY TO CHARGE AT THE CREEK

Fresh from a fifth place finish at the previous round of the 2005 V8 Supercar Championship Larkham -- Orrcon Racing's Jason Bargwanna is aiming for another charging performance tomorrow at Sydney's Eastern Creek.

During his last two outings at the 3.93. kilometre circuit Bargwanna has finished inside the top ten while his team-mate Mark Winterbottom was on the charge during the corresponding round last year passing 13 cars during the solo 300km race to finish in 12th position.

Bargwanna will be aiming to charge through the pack during tomorrow's pair of 36-lap races with the 33-year-old starting from 25th position.

Despite improving his qualifying time by over half a second from last year Winterbottom was unable to break into the top 20 and will start from 24th position.

Craig Lowndes claimed pole position ahead of Mark Skaife and Marcos Ambrose.

Tomorrow's opening 36-lap race will begin at 11:20am with the second starting at 3:15pm.

Jason Bargwanna #10 Orrcon Racing Falcon
"I think we are better than what the times show. Something is not right but we are not exactly sure what it is. We will go through the car now and have a good look at things and see what is not right should have been inside the top 12 cars but now we have some work to do to get up there."

"Inside the car I am very busy and it is a lot of hard work. Something is not working quite right in the car at the moment, it is disappointing. We are actually a little bit quicker have been a little bit quicker than we were last year but the field has gone even quicker again.

"We proved in Perth that we have the strategy and good pit stops to move up the order and hopefully tomorrow we will be able to do the same."

Mark Winterbottom #20 Orrcon Racing Falcon
"We improved the car between from practice and qualifying, but we still have a lot to do because we are over a second of is not where we want to be.

"I was on a good lap near the end of qualifying and had a good split at the end of the second sector, which would have put me up to about just outside the top ten with about a 32.5 or 6 but because your struggling a bit you tend to push over the edge a bit and I ran slightly wide on one of the final turns, which is a bit disappointing but to post a 32.9 isn't too bad and over half a second ahead of where I was last year.

"It is a long way in tomorrow's races, I think our tyre life will put us in a good position as it has in the longer races over the past year or so."

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Series Supercars
Drivers Marcos Ambrose , Mark Skaife , Craig Lowndes , Jason Bargwanna , Mark Winterbottom