Phillip Island: WPS Racing Friday report

WPS PAIR WORK HARD DURING PRACTICE AT THE ISLAND The WPS pair of Jason Bargwanna and Max Wilson worked hard during opening practice of the Caterpillar Grand Finale at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria today. But despite all...

WPS PAIR WORK HARD DURING PRACTICE AT THE ISLAND

The WPS pair of Jason Bargwanna and Max Wilson worked hard during opening practice of the Caterpillar Grand Finale at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria today.

But despite all their efforts behind the wheel the pair struggled to find a comfortable setup in their WPS Racing Falcons with Bargwanna only able to post the 20th and Wilson the 24th fastest times respectively.

Bargwanna, who is currently 13th in the Championship, completed a total 30 laps around the 4.446km circuit during the limited lap practice session, as did Wilson.

Wilson and the WPS crew made some progress throughout the session but openly admit there is still a fair bit of work to do if the Brazilian is to secure a good qualifying position tomorrow.

Jason Bright continued his impressive form of late to set the fastest time today ahead of Garth Tander and Mark Winterbottom.

Qualifying will be contested tomorrow morning followed by the opening 23-lap race later in the afternoon. The final round in the 13-round Championship will be highlighted by a pair of 32-lap races on Sunday.

WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY----

Jason Bargwanna - #10 WPS Racing Falcon

"We're certainly weren't we wanted to be today," said Bargwanna.

"Throughout the session we made quite a few changes as I was struggling to find a nice balance through the fast corners, of which there are a few here. Getting the power to the ground is also an issue that we've got to get on top of,"

Max Wilson - #8 WPS Racing Falcon

"The grip level was not good for most of the session, we made some progress forward but not as much as what we needed to," said Wilson.

"Given the heat today, and what is expected tomorrow, the track is going to be pretty slippery this weekend which is something we need work into the equation for qualifying tomorrow."

Mark Larkham -- Team Principal

"Both drivers seemed to struggle to find a competitive set up today and we'll have to have a good look at the data tonight to ensure we move closer to the front tomorrow," said Larkham.

"We made quite a few changes to both cars during the session but unfortunately they failed to provide Bargs and Max with a competitive, and comfortable, set up. "The important stuff starts tomorrow with qualifying in the morning and opening race in the afternoon."

-credit: wps racing

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Series Supercars
Drivers Max Wilson , Garth Tander , Jason Bright , Mark Larkham , Jason Bargwanna , Phillip Island