Symmons Plains: FPR Friday report

JASON BRIGHT 4TH IN OPENING TASMANIAN PRACTICE Ford Performance Racing (FPR) Falcon driver Jason Bright has started the 12th Round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series strongly by setting the 4th fastest time of the day's two hour practice ...

JASON BRIGHT 4TH IN OPENING TASMANIAN PRACTICE

Ford Performance Racing (FPR) Falcon driver Jason Bright has started the 12th Round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series strongly by setting the 4th fastest time of the day's two hour practice session in his CAT FPR Falcon.

The 32 year old Victorian driver topped the timesheets for most of the highly competitive session, swapping the fastest lap times of the session with rivals Garth Tander, Steven Richards and Craig Lowndes throughout.

Ford Credit FPV Falcon driver David Brabham used the session to become accustomed to his first solo V8 Supercar drive, competing at Launceston's Symmons Plains Raceway for the first time. Brabham was classified 27th overall. The top 25 drivers were separated by less than one second.

Steven Richards set today's fastest lap time ahead of Rick Kelly and Ford drivers Craig Lowndes and Jason Bright.

#6 Jason Bright - "We made some improvements at Bathurst and Indy with the two main problem areas we have had with this new car. We have made some significant ground being so fast out of the garage and we missed the opportunity to set a faster lap towards the end of the session on new tyres, but overall we are pleased with our speed and handling today."

#5 David Brabham - "The car doesn't feel too bad really, it is just a question of me gettiing into the swing of things. I have a particular driving style in Sportscars that is not suited to these cars, so the more laps I do, the better I will get."

FPR returns to the track at 11:50am tomorrow for the start of qualifying, with the first of three 100 kilometre sprint races scheduled to start at 4:00pm.

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Series Supercars
Drivers David Brabham , Garth Tander , Jason Bright , Rick Kelly , Craig Lowndes , Steven Richards