Ford Performance Racing (FPR) has concluded a successful pre-Clipsal 500 test at Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria, finalising preparations for the first Australian race of the 2011 V8 Supercar season.
FPR trio Mark Winterbottom, Will Davison and Paul Dumbrell spent the day testing various set-ups at the 3.0-kilometre-long rural Victorian circuit.
In near-perfect conditions the drivers worked on various changes to better understand their Falcons ahead of arguably the most demanding race of the year for cars and drivers.
Davison made a large number of changes to better understand his factory Ford as he continues to adapt to his new car and the crew that works on it.
The former Clipsal podium finisher and driver of the #6 Trading Post Racing FPR Falcon was pleased with his day's work and the knowledge he gained.
"Today was another chance to work on understanding my FPR Falcon better," Davison said.
"We went through a lot of changes and I experimented quite a bit with set-ups and my driving style but all went as planned.
"I am only going to improve with the more laps I do so it was good to get this seat time ahead of Clipsal."
Davison was joined in the Trading Post Falcon by his recently confirmed endurance co-driver Luke Youlden who spent a sizeable portion of the day turning laps.
Winterbottom's #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon ran faultlessly all day, while Dumbrell in the #55 The Bottle-O Racing FPR Falcon made the most of the running.
Both were happy with the single day test and the team will now ready itself for the trip to South Australia early next week.