Drivers Jason Richards and Andy Jones today ran through a series of set-up changes to the Team BOC car and, despite Phillip Island?s changing weather conditions, reported good progress.
The pair ended the day 16th fastest but both are confident of big improvements tomorrow, when they will use their first set of fresh tyres.
The team has another two practice sessions tomorrow morning before qualifying for the L&H 500 begins at 11.30.
?I think we?re going OK. I didn?t really like it on the used tyres and we?re still tuning the car; it?s definitely not 100%. We?re trying a lot of new things from what we found at the test but it?s hard with the limited dry running to really assess them. We only just got into it right at the end.
?Andy went extremely well; he had very strong pace even on the used tyres and I think our combination will be really good.?
Team BOC Co-Driver
?I drove the car when it was wet in Practice One and I did two laps in the dry. The thing was pretty good in the wet; if it rains on Sunday then it?s pretty good for us!
?It?s amazing; you forget how intense the out-lap is and how many people want to race you to the finish line! I got myself a bit of a gap on my dry lap but the car had a bit of under-steer. The changes they made were better for me but it rained again so I couldn?t really gauge my pace.?
L&H 500: PHILLIP ISLAND GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT
V8 Supercar Championship Race 17
01 Shane Van Gisbergen / John McIntyre, SBR, 1:32.7984*
02 Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife, 888, +0.2207
03 Rick Kelly/Owen Kelly, Kelly Racing, +0.6136
04 Fabian Coulthard/Craig Baird, TWR, +0.6230
05 Jamie Whincup/Steve Owen, 888, +0.7086
06 James Courtney/Warren Luff, DJR, +0.7489
07 Todd Kelly/Dale Wood, Kelly Racing, +0.7553
08 Mark Winterbottom/ Luke Youlden, FPR, +0.8363
09 Garth Tander/Cameron McConville, HRT, +0.9076
10 Steve Johnson/Marcus Marshall, DJR, +0.9179
18 Jason Richards/Andy Jones, Team BOC, +1.8636
Published: 10 September 2010.