Ford Pepsi Max Crew has finished practice at Phillip Island in good stead for the weekend, posting consistent times throughout the day.
The team experimented with different setups with work left to do overnight in preparation for qualifying tomorrow where the ever changing Phillip Island weather will be a factor.
Despite finishing 14th in the last session Chaz was fastest in practice two, yet says there is still more work to be done before tomorrow’s double qualifying.
Frosty’s fastest time also came in the second practice session, finishing fourth before crossing the line in 10th in the final session.
Mark Winterbottom - #5 Pepsi Max FPR Ford: 10th
“Today was good. We’ve had a good run but then we started tuning the car and we have tuned it slower rather than quicker. On Friday sometimes you get it right and sometimes you get it wrong and we have the wrong direction today. We’ll go back to what we know for tomorrow and hopefully it’s quick. We had some good sessions and some bad sessions. We’re still trying that’s the main thing. You try things and you want them to work but they don’t always do.”
Chaz Mostert - #6 Pepsi Max FPR Ford: 14th
“Today was a bit up and down and I think we have a bit of work to do overnight. The car’s going from side to side at the moment so we’re going to try and pick out the strengths and kill the weaknesses so we’ll see how we go. Fundamentally the car is there we just have to set it up right so we’ll hopefully tune it up overnight and get it ready for tomorrow. Practice two was good, I got P1 but we were on good tyres in practice two so we know that’s how we were in that practice and we’ll fix it up.”
Tim Edwards – Team Principal:
“We tried a few different things in practice today and we’re still trying to decide which way to go so we’ll do some work overnight to get everything ready for tomorrow. The boys did a pretty good job today with Chaz finishing first in practice two so hopefully we will qualify strongly tomorrow.”