NEWS

03 | 12 | 2010 - FPR LOOKING GOOD FOR SYDNEY GRAND FINALE

Ford Performance Racing (FPR) have rocked up to the Sydney Telstra 500 in good shape, with Mark Winterbottom posting the third quickest time in today's practice sessions at the Homebush street circuit.
"The circuit is really fast this year," Frosty said.
"There's plenty of grip so you can really attack the curb and carry plenty of speed through the corners," he added.
"When you put together a good lap here it really feels good … the only criticism we had of this track last year was the turn two curb and they've done a great job fixing that so now it's just so much more smooth and obviously a lot quicker around here."
Frosty sits 203 points off championship leader James Courtney and 150 off second placed Jamie Whincup but isn't entertaining championship title thoughts just yet.
"For all of this to happen (taking home a championship) some major luck is going to have to come my way so I'm just focussing on doing the best I can and leaving James and Jamie to fight amongst themselves.
I'm 203 points behind so it's a bit of a pipedream but if I were to go into Sunday 50 (points) down then I'd definitely be in a different frame of mind," Frosty lamented.
Frosty's teammate Steve Richards also showed promise going into tomorrow's qualifying, finishing in 11th place after running as high as second late in the final session.
"Yeah today was ok," Richo reflected.
"We're just losing time through the first sector so that's what we'll be working on tonight to try and improve."
The FPR Falcons next take to the Homebush street circuit tomorrow morning at 10.25am for qualifying, followed by the top ten shootout at 11.35am.
The first of two 250km races will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2.35pm.

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