HOME TRACK ROUND BEGINS FOR WPS WPS Racing fired its first shot during the team's home round of the V8 Supercar Championship, the Bigpond 400, at Queensland Raceway this afternoon. With the team buoyed in confidence following last ...
HOME TRACK ROUND BEGINS FOR WPS
WPS Racing fired its first shot during the team's home round of the V8 Supercar Championship, the Bigpond 400, at Queensland Raceway this afternoon.
With the team buoyed in confidence following last week's successful test, Brazilian Max Wilson led the way for WPS Racing by setting the 11th fastest time in the two and a half hour session. His time was a mere 0.1 seconds outside the top ten.
Wilson's team-mate Jason Bargwanna was placed 20th on the timesheets. While disappointed not to be closer to the front of the field the former Bathurst champion is confident of improving his position during tomorrow's qualifying session.
Qualifying will be contested tomorrow morning followed by the top ten shootout at 12:05pm. The first of three races (32 laps) for the round will begin at 3:20pm. A pair of 45-lap races will be the highlight on Sunday.
WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY----.
Max Wilson -- Driver #8 WPS Racing Falcon
"After being very competitive at last week's test I'm a little bit disappointed with my time during practice today," said Wilson.
"The car is not as good as what we wanted but we can certainly turn it around and move up the order as we know the areas where we need to improve the set up."
Jason Bargwanna -- Driver #10 WPS Racing Falcon
"The track conditions today were quite a bit different from last week's test which dropped us behind the eight ball a little bit," said Bargwanna.
"We spent most of the session changing our set up to suit the changed track conditions.
"There were some encouraging signs late in the session and we'll be making quite a few changes before qualifying tomorrow. It'll be a big night for the boys in the team tonight."
Craig Gore -- Team Owner
"With this round being at our home track I'm really excited about this weekend," said Gore.
"At the start of the year we had two teams who came together, I think now everyone is really starting to gel as one.
"I'm optimistic of a good showing and it's certainly not unrealistic for both cars to finish inside the top ten. There is also certainly a chance of having a car on the podium if we really work at it throughout the weekend. It would be pretty exciting if we could achieve that at our home round."
Mark Larkham -- Team Principal
"I'm encouraged by the strength of both cars on old rubber during today's practice session," said Larkham.
"Clearly though we've got some work to do to ensure both drivers can gain more out of new rubber during qualifying tomorrow. We'll now sit down and assess all of the data before making some changes to the set up overnight."