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Old 07-17-2003, 22:48   #1 (permalink)
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RESULTS: First Practice@QLD300

1 1 Holden Racing Team Mark Skaife Holden Commodore VY 39 25 1:11.2208
2 4 Pirtek Racing Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon BA 34 32 1:11.3457 0:00.1249
3 29 Sirromet - Life Style Wine Paul Morris Holden Commodore VY 31 21 1:11.3859 0:00.1651
4 888 OzEmail Racing Team John Bowe Ford Falcon BA 39 39 1:11.5802 0:00.3594
5 17 Shell Helix Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon BA 39 32 1:11.7224 0:00.5016
6 65 Betta Electrical Paul Radisich Ford Falcon BA 28 11 1:11.7470 0:00.5262
7 2 Holden Racing Team Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VY 33 30 1:11.9108 0:00.6900
8 9 Caltex Havoline Race Team Russell Ingall Ford Falcon BA 37 17 1:11.9260 0:00.7052
9 31 Super Cheap Auto Racing Steve Ellery Ford Falcon BA 29 25 1:12.0329 0:00.8121
10 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Garth Tander Holden Commodore VY 31 26 1:12.0399 0:00.8191
11 45 Team Dynamik Jason Richards Holden Commodore VY 39 37 1:12.0492 0:00.8284
12 51 K-Mart Racing Team Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VX 36 31 1:12.0947 0:00.8739
13 11 Castrol Perkins Racing Team Steven Richards Holden Commodore VY 33 29 1:12.1004 0:00.8796
14 16 Team Brock Paul Weel Holden Commodore VX 35 29 1:12.1228 0:00.9020
15 6 Ford Performance Racing Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon BA 34 32 1:12.1898 0:00.9690
16 5 Ford Performance Racing Glenn Seton Ford Falcon BA 39 36 1:12.2017 0:00.9809
17 8 Castrol Perkins Racing Team Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VX 37 37 1:12.2372 0:01.0164
18 50 Team Brock Jason Bright Holden Commodore VX 25 17 1:12.2527 0:01.0319
19 44 Team Dynamik Simon Wills Holden Commodore VY 24 16 1:12.3077 0:01.0869
20 19 Ford Performance Racing David Besnard Ford Falcon BA 36 21 1:12.3748 0:01.1540
21 18 Shell Helix Racing Max Wilson Ford Falcon BA 33 19 1:12.4151 0:01.1943
22 66 Betta Electrical Dean Canto Ford Falcon BA 37 37 1:12.4489 0:01.2281
23 21 OzEmail Racing Team Brad Jones Ford Falcon BA 39 39 1:12.5342 0:01.3134
24 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VX 37 33 1:12.5365 0:01.3157
25 15 K-Mart Racing Team Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VX 34 28 1:12.5545 0:01.3337
26 20 Orrcon Racing Jason Bargwanna Ford Falcon AU 34 17 1:12.7219 0:01.5011
27 3 Lansvale Smash Repairs Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VX 30 29 1:12.8022 0:01.5814
28 23 INXS Team Ford Mark Noske Ford Falcon AU 38 27 1:12.8082 0:01.5874
29 10 Orrcon Racing Mark Larkham Ford Falcon AU 33 15 1:12.8592 0:01.6384
30 24 AMRO Pty Ltd Wayne Wakefield Holden Commodore VY 15 11 1:13.1918 0:01.9710
31 75 Toll Racing Anthony Tratt Ford Falcon AU 35 14 1:13.2579 0:02.0371
32 99 Thexton Motor Racing David Thexton Ford Falcon AU 38 29 1:14.5051 0:03.2843
33 021 Team Kiwi Racing Craig Baird Holden Commodore VX 5 4 1:15.0818 0:03.8610
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Old 07-17-2003, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: RESULTS: First Practice@QLD300

Why can't Lowndes, Seton and FPR be quicker? Why are they so far behind SBR?
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Old 07-17-2003, 23:13   #3 (permalink)
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Re: RESULTS: First Practice@QLD300

It's the same reason GSR were mid-fielders last year and HRT were mid-fielders for their first few seasons. It all takes time, data, money and knowhow.

With FPR the money & knowhow should be fixed, data on the BA's under blueprint is new for everyone just give them more time. That's not to take anything away from SBR who are doing an excellent job.

There is an interesting article in the latest Street Machine on FPR, they have hired a British F1 Race Engineer (can't recall his name). He says they are reluctant to change too much too soon, get it wrong and not finish or go backwards and the way the points are structured now your stuffed.

Remember their 2 BA cars are basically GSR spec racers. FPV are yet to build a BA to their own design and are still working out of the old GSR premises (which compared to 00-Motorsports when we toured both at last years FF Raid looked considerable less well funded & equiped)
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Old 07-17-2003, 23:22   #4 (permalink)
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mmm yes the points.. don't go their. Maybe we should talk to Jason Bright. What a champion. Leads the points standings, hasn't won a race and managed to punt our boy Marcus off into the mud at Phillip Island.

Thumbs up for TEAM BROCK, BETTA ELECTRICAL, JOHN FAULKNER RACING, OR HOLDEN AUSTRALIA. Who ownes them again? Oh thats right, HOLDEN rescues Brocky from making a silly decision to team up with TWR and now they lead on consistency. UnBelievable. Lets just hope we see that No. 1 on Mr Ambroses' car next year.

GO AMBROSE AND LETS HOPE LOWNDES AND SETON CAN BRING IT HOME AT BATHURST THIS YEAR
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Re: RESULTS: First Practice@QLD300

Apparently FPR have only had 1 test day this year too (according to quotes on the FPV website) with Lowndes' BA. Therefore all other testing is done on race weekend. Pretty good results if that's all they have got so far....

Each race they say they gained valuable data, hopefully this weekend they can prove consistant and have no bad luck throughout the race.
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Old 07-17-2003, 23:29   #6 (permalink)
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Re: RESULTS: First Practice@QLD300

WOW Thexton was quicker then someone
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Re: RESULTS: First Practice@QLD300

Friday practice dont mean much anyway
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Re: RESULTS: First Practice@QLD300

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WOW Thexton was quicker then someone
baird probably had engine probs or crashed, i think that's the only way thexton could be infront of someone in the main game.
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Old 07-18-2003, 00:34   #9 (permalink)
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Re: RESULTS: First Practice@QLD300

When the hell is Bargwanna going to get a BA!?!? If i was ford i would be giving him a BA! for god sakes Forbes has a BA and Pacer Thexton will have one before him at this rate, Bargs would be brillant in a BA, he better have one by bathurst.

Good that besnard finally has got one
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Larkham and Barg's will not be gettig their BA'S
until next year FPR-LOWNDES
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