FPR Phillip Island Friday notes

Seton 4th in wet Phillip Island practice, April 11, 2003 - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) driver Glenn Seton has set the 4th fastest time of today's ninety minute V8 Supercar Practice session held in wet and cold conditions at Victoria's Phillip...

Seton 4th in wet Phillip Island practice,

April 11, 2003 - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) driver Glenn Seton has set the 4th fastest time of today's ninety minute V8 Supercar Practice session held in wet and cold conditions at Victoria's Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.

The Ford Credit FPR Falcon driver's fastest lap of 1:51.9968s was set at the end of the session after he completed a number of pit stops to try different set up changes in the slippery conditions. Seton's lap time was one tenth of a second faster than Holden rival Rick Kelly.

CAT FPR BA Falcon driver Craig Lowndes ended the session 7th overall with a best lap of 1:52.3721s, this lap time was set after the 28 year old made several stops for small changes to adjust his BA Falcon to the varying circuit conditions.

26 year old David Besnard set top three lap times during the most treacherous stages of the session in his FPV FPR Falcon, but with the circuit drying in the closing stages he was unable to improve on his 1:53.6915s lap - placing him 16th overall.

The fastest time of the session went to Holden driver Greg Murphy (1:49.0935s) ahead of the Falcons of SBR driver Marcos Ambrose and DJR driver Max Wilson with Seton heading off the Holden duo of Rick Kelly and Todd Kelly.

#5 Glenn Seton - "I haven't done any testing in the wet here,- so the session was important for us to learn more about the car in these conditions. The Ford Credit Falcon is a lot better here, still a bit of a concern in some areas - but in the conditions I think that everyone would have had their problems. I'm happy with the session but with some more changes we can improve a lot more."

#6 Craig Lowndes - "It was a pretty good session overall. We had to work around the conditions - the track got drier, then wet again and vice versa. Every change we made improved the car and I'm happy with the CAT Falcon at this point. There's a little bit more time to be gained with changes and we are definitely heading in the right direction."

#19 David Besnard - "I like the wet conditions and was running with the top three for most of the session but I didn't get a good run in the dry towards the end of the session and everyone caught me."

John Russell, Chief Engineer - "This was a useful session for us to run through our wet weather settings. The constantly changing conditions made it difficult, but we have three straight cars and have gained some useful data for tomorrow."

FPR returns to the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit tomorrow at for two practice sessions with qualifying scheduled to start at 2:20pm.

-fpr-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Max Wilson , David Besnard , Marcos Ambrose , Greg Murphy , Rick Kelly , Craig Lowndes , Glenn Seton , Todd Kelly , Phillip Island