11 October 2013
Frosty qualifies 2nd
Ford Pepsi Max Crew has two chances at claiming pole position for the Bathurst 1000 with Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison all qualifying for tomorrows Top 10 Shootout.
Mark fell a mere 0.05-seconds short of provisional pole and is the penultimate runner tomorrow afternoon.
He improved substantially on his final run to almost snare top spot.
Will follows FPR stable mate David Reynolds out in the shootout after claiming seventh on the grid.
He was not as happy with his set-up but is confident he can qualify the car higher up the grid in the one lap dash.
Mark Winterbottom & Steven Richards - #5 Pepsi Max FPR Ford:
Ended the day: 2nd
My car was okay; we kept making changes and by the end of qualifying it was pretty good to drive. We have a bit too much understeer in 90-degree corners but across the top it is doing what it should do which is the important thing. We get the chance to fight for pole tomorrow and that one glory lap as the sun is setting is great. To have the track all to yourself is special so I am looking forward to it.
Will Davison & Steve Owen - #6 Pepsi Max FPR Ford:
Ended the day: 7th
We are in the Top 10 Shootout so that was focus number one. The car wasnt quite in the sweet spot for qualifying and we went slightly the wrong way with the changes we made but I am confident with the potential we have in the car we will move up in the shootout.
Tim Edwards FPR Team Principal:
To have three chances at pole is ideal but most importantly we know three cars will be starting in the top 10 so that will make things a little easier on Sunday morning. The track conditions were different today so we had to adjust the set-ups accordingly but we were obviously not that far off so it is good we are adapting and remaining at the pointy end as the track evolves. A long way to go but we are progressing as planned.