Team Betta Bathurst qualifying notes

Wilson has the jump on the field at Bathurst. Max Wilson's introduction to the Mount Panorama circuit was interrupted by the native wildlife today during qualifying. Wilson was on his sixth lap flyer today, when unexpectedly a kangaroo bounded...

Wilson has the jump on the field at Bathurst.

Max Wilson's introduction to the Mount Panorama circuit was interrupted by the native wildlife today during qualifying.

Wilson was on his sixth lap flyer today, when unexpectedly a kangaroo bounded across the circuit just 15 meters ahead of the Team Betta Electrical car 65.

Wilson said he could not believe his eyes, it's the last thing I expected to happen, particularly when my car was at a speed of around 200 kph.

I really enjoy watching Kangaroos but there is definitely a time and a place and it's not here.

I just hope there are no more of them on the mountain during the race on Sunday, we will have enough to contend with, he said.

Wilson maintained his average in qualifying by posting the sixth fastest time of the day of 2:09.46.

Quite a remarkable effort considering Wilson has covered no more than twenty laps of the circuit.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's shootout, I feel the car is strong and I am comfortable with the circuit, he said.

Wilson, partnered in Sunday's race by Dean Canto, whom has raced in the 1000 kilometre event twice previously.

Tony Longhurst and Mathew White will campaign car 66 for Sundays race, with Longhurst positioning the car in twenty-first position, posting a time of 2:10.57.

Longhurst, the defending champion, says he feels confident the Team is capable of a podium finish in the race, everything has come together nicely and this is my favourite is definitely my favourite event on the calendar.

It's a long race as we all know and anything can happen during the 160-lap event.

It has always been the most been the most testing race on both cars and drivers and I don't think it will be any different this year said Longhurst.

-tbe-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Max Wilson , Dean Canto , Tony Longhurst