WPS Racing confirms 2007 drivers

BARGWANNA AND WILSON STAYING WITH WPS IN 2007 WPS Racing has confirmed Jason Bargwanna and Max Wilson as its two drivers in the 2007 V8 Supercar Championship. Bargwanna, a former Bathurst champion, is currently 13th in the chase for the 2006...

BARGWANNA AND WILSON STAYING WITH WPS IN 2007

WPS Racing has confirmed Jason Bargwanna and Max Wilson as its two drivers in the 2007 V8 Supercar Championship.

Bargwanna, a former Bathurst champion, is currently 13th in the chase for the 2006 championship. So far this year he has finished inside the top ten on five occasions, including a season high seventh place at Oran Park and Sandown.

Wilson, an ex-Formula One test driver, is currently enjoying his best season since making his debut in the V8 Supercar championship in 2002 currently placed 14th.

Team Principal Mark Larkham indicated the decision to maintain both drivers as a part of the WPS Racing line up for 2007 was a reasonably easy one to make.

"By way of their efforts this year Bargs and Max made the decision for re-signing not too difficult. For me an important part of the building process is some stability and the re-signing of both drivers helps achieve that outcome," said Larkham.

"Both drivers have been a part of the 2006 rebuilding process and understand the road ahead for the team. They fully realise our expectations in achieving future goals."

Both Bargwanna and Wilson have signed a multi-year deal.

"I'm really looking forward to the future. We've made a lot of progress throughout the year, especially over the past few rounds which should provide the team with some good momentum heading into 2007 with a view of better things to come," said Bargwanna.

"Craig Gore's philosophy has started to show dividends in the Champ Cars with some good results and we're looking forward to similar results in the V8 championship over the next few years."

Like Bargwanna, Wilson is upbeat about the future prospects for the team.

"I think we have made some good improvement throughout the year which has been highlighted by our on track performance and I think the team has the potential to be very strong over the next couple of years," said Wilson.

Bargwanna and Wilson will next take to the circuit aboard their WPS Racing Falcons in the Ferodo Tasmania Challenge, round 11 of the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship, at Tasmania's Symmons Plains circuit on November 10-12.

-credit: wps racing

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Series Supercars
Drivers Max Wilson , Mark Larkham , Jason Bargwanna