All in the Ten as Times Tumble

13 September 2013

Frosty 6th at Sandown practice

Ford Pepsi Max Crew have finished with both of its factory Fords in the top 10 on a record-setting opening day of the Sandown 500 where eight drivers, including Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom lowered the previous benchmark held by Will. 

Despite the record pace the day was routine for the team with all three 40-minute sessions finishing largely free of any issues. 

The teams co-drivers proved quick which will provide a good bank of data ahead of tomorrows qualifying. 

Mark Winterbottom - #5 Pepsi Max FPR Ford:
Ended the day: 6th    
We had a pretty good day and the car isnt too bad. Steve was comfortable and we have driver changes and all the basics you need sorted for enduros working well which is important. We didnt have the cleanest run at the end due to a few factors so its hard to know where you are at but I think we are okay.

Will Davison - #6 Pepsi Max FPR Ford:
Ended the day: 3rd  
It has been a great day. Steve was really fast in his session and the pace was really hot. The day got better and better for us and it was the usual story. We learnt a lot on the old tyres but we put a decent set on at the end and it balanced out nicely. Qualifying tomorrow will be a bit like Formula Ford with people searching for a tow to get a better lap time. If you can do that tomorrow it will be a big gain.

Tim Edwards FPR Team Principal: 
Today was the ideal opening day with lots of laps logged and good seat time for the co-drivers. All cars were in the 10 and with the record-breaking pace we saw today qualifying is going to be very close.

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