STEADY START FOR WILSON AND BARGWANNA AT BARBAGALLO WPS Racing drivers Max Wilson and Jason Bargwanna have made a steady start to proceedings for the BigPond 400 at Barbagallo Raceway near Perth, Western Australia today. Wilson was 21st...
STEADY START FOR WILSON AND BARGWANNA AT BARBAGALLO
WPS Racing drivers Max Wilson and Jason Bargwanna have made a steady start to proceedings for the BigPond 400 at Barbagallo Raceway near Perth, Western Australia today.
Wilson was 21st fastest in the #8 WOW Racing Falcon in today's practice session, while Bargwanna was 26th quickest in the #10 WPS Racing Falcon around the 2.41-kilometre circuit.
Wilson is confident that his car has further time gains in it between now and tomorrow's qualifying session. The Brazilian driver was only three tenths of a second outside the top 10 today.
Bargwanna worked away during the two and a half hour limited-lap session on set-up changes and gathered vital information that he, Wilson and the WPS Racing team will analyse overnight to further improve the team's cars for qualifying.
Garth Tander posted the fastest time in today's practice ahead of Mark Winterbottom and Mark Skaife.
Qualifying and Race One of the BigPond 400 will be held tomorrow, with Races Two and Three held on Sunday.
WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY --
Max Wilson -- #8 WOW Racing Falcon
"We fine-tuned the car over the session," said Wilson.
"The times are really close around Barbagallo because it is a relatively short circuit, so any gains you can make can jump you right up the order.
"We will look back at everything we did today and I'm confident we will improve the car for tomorrow. There are a couple of things we will look at that I think can put us closer to the top.
"We had a solid day today and there is still some improvement to come."
Jason Bargwanna -- #10 WPS Racing Falcon
"We have a consistent car but we need to get a little bit more out of it for qualifying tomorrow," said Bargwanna.
"The lap times are always very close here at Barbagallo so we only need a small chunk of time to be right in the mix. Finding half a second would mean we're in the top 10.
"We will sit down now and compare the data from the two cars to see where we can both improve. If we can just get the car to react to change the way we need it to we can get a good grid spot for tomorrow's first race."
Craig Gore -- Team Owner
"We've only got to make small gains to be right up there," said Gore.
"The boys will work hard overnight to find that time. We know we have solid and reliable race cars and that always means a lot.
"I think that after the drivers and engineers think today through and fine tune the cars we will have a good package for the Barbagallo circuit. The times are very close and you have only have to look at the timesheets to see that we are not very far away.
"I'm confident the team will get the job done tomorrow."