Orrcon Steel Racing produces a good show in Adelaide

3 March 2012

Frosty quickest in practice and Qualifying

- Frosty sets fastest ever lap by a V8 Supercar around Adelaide Parklands during first qualifying 

- Will Davison will start from 3rd on the grid for tomorrow's 78 lap race 

- Frosty fastest in Practice 3 and 4 and in provisional qualifying 

Orrcon Steel Racing has put in a solid performance on the opening day of V8 Supercars action for the 2012 season here at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. 

Mark 'Frosty' Winterbottom finished both afternoon practice sessions for all 28 drivers with the fastest times followed by provisional pole in the initial qualifying session this afternoon which was also the fastest lap ever set around Adelaide Parklands by a V8 Supercar. 

Teammate Will Davison also produced spectacular speed to finish inside the top-3 for all sessions including the Top-10 Shootout, meaning he will start race 1 tomorrow on the second row of the grid, with a p3 finish. Unfortunately teammate Frosty had a less than perfect shootout lap and will start seventh on the grid for tomorrow's race. 

"It was a good day all round," commented Davison. 

"Our cars have proven to be strong here right from the word go and we have a long race tomorrow so I'm confident in my driving, car and team that we can achieve big results." 

Tomorrow's action commences with a 20 minute warm up at 9.05am before teams hit the track at 14.35 for a 78 lap showdown around the streets of Adelaide. 

Qualifying results for Race 1 
1. #888 TeamVodafone - Craig Lowndes-Holden Commodore VE2 
2. #2 Holden Racing Team - Garth Tander-Holden Commodore VE2 
3. #6 Trading Post FPR Ford - Will Davison-Ford Falcon FG 
4. #19 Tekno Autosports - Jonathon Webb-Holden Commodore VE2 
5. #1 TeamVodafone - Jamie Whincup-Holden Commodore VE2 
6. #47 Lucky 7 Racing - Tim Slade-Ford Falcon FG 
7. #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford - Mark Winterbottom-Ford Falcon FG 
8. #55 The Bottle-O Racing Team - David Reynolds-Ford Falcon FG 
9. #14 Lockwood Racing - Fabian Coulthard-Holden Commodore VE2 
10. #9 SP Tools Racing - Shane Van Gisbergen-Ford Falcon FG 

Circuit: Adelaide Parklands Circuit 
Location: Adelaide, South Australia 
Circuit Length: 3.22km 
Friday: 4 X 30 minute practice session, 1 X 20 minute Qualifying session, 1 X 30 minute Top 10 Shootout 
Saturday: 1 X 20 minute warm up, Race 1 – 78 laps or 1 lap after 4.42pm 
Sunday: 1 X 20 minute Qualifying, Race 2 – 78 laps or 1 lap after 4.42pm 
Tyres: Hard Tyres 

The times below are in Central Daylight Savings Time 

Saturday, March 3: 
Warm Up: 10.30am – 10.50am 
Race: 2.35pm – 5.00pm 

Sunday, March 4: 
Qualifying: 11.15am – 11.35am 
Race: 2.35pm – 5.00pm 

Times subject to amendment, please check local guides: 


Friday, March 2: 
1.30pm – 5.30pm Practice 4, Qualifying & Top Ten Shootout (All Markets excl Adelaide) 
1.00pm – 5.00pm Practice 4, Qualifying & Top Ten Shootout (Adelaide) 

Saturday, March 3: 
12.00pm – 4.30pm Raceday Xtra, Practice & Race 1 (Brisbane) 
1.00pm – 5.30pm Raceday Xtra, Practice & Race 1 (Sydney, Melbourne) 
12.30pm – 5.00pm Raceday Xtra, Practice & Race 1 (Adelaide) 
10.00am – 2.30pm Raceday Xtra, Practice & Race 1 (Perth) 

Sunday, March 4 
12.00pm - 4.30pm Qualifying & Race 2 (Brisbane) 
1.00pm - 5.30pm Qualifying & Race 2 (Sydney, Melbourne) 
12.30pm - 5.00pm Qualifying & Race 2 (Adelaide) 
10.00am - 2.30pm Qualifying & Race 2 (Perth) 


The times below are in Australian Eastern Standard Time 

Saturday, March 3 
9.30pm – 11.30pm: Race 1 

Sunday, March 4 
9.30pm – 11.30pm: Race 2 

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