Team BOC drivers Jason Bright and international co-driver Stephane Sarrazin hit the Surfers Paradise street circuit today against some of the world’s best drivers.
Frenchman Sarrazin, whose team won the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 category last weekend, was quick straight out of the box. In today’s two co-driver-only sessions he finished fourth-fastest of the international drivers with a time of 1:12.906.
Bright, meanwhile, finished down the order in his sessions after oil was spilt on track before the team fitted green tyres.
V8 Supercars will complete two 300km endurance races over the weekend with Sarrazin sharing driver duties with Bright, who is set to qualify at 9.35 tomorrow morning.
“We ran old tyres in all four practice sessions, but towards the end of P4 we fitted a set of greens. We weren’t able to beat our quickest time due to oil spilt on the circuit.
“Sarrazin and I did a solid job and we can still improve in some areas. We were up there through all the sessions but tomorrow’s qualifying is what really counts.”
Team BOC Co-Driver
“I am looking at improving on last year’s disappointing result. Jason is a good driver and it’s all up to him to qualify up the front of the pack.
“I think most teams are choosing their international driver to start the 300km race tomorrow afternoon. I’m really looking forward to racing with Jason and the Team BOC crew tomorrow. I’m sure we will be competitive.”
2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600 – SURFERS PARADISE STREET CIRCUIT
V8 SUPERCARS Overall Practice
01 M. Caruso/J. Hinchcliffe, Fujitsu Racing GRM, 1:11.6912
02 5 M. Winterbottom/W. Power, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, + 0:00.0979
03 D. Reynolds/N. Heidfeld, The Bottle-O Racing Team, + 0:00.2468
04 W. Davison/M. Salo, Trading Post FPR Ford, + 0:00.3727
05 T. D\’Alberto/T. Liuzzi, Team Hiflex, + 0:00.3841
06 J. Whincup/S. Bourdais, TeamVodafone, + 0:00.4074
07 T. Slade/D. Brabham, Lucky 7 Racing, + 0:00.4674
08 J. Moffat/P. Kox, Team Norton DJR , + 0:00.4972
9 J. Courtney/D. Turner, Holden Racing Team, + 0:00.5922
10 C. Lowndes/R. Lyons, TeamVodafone, + 0:00.6273
20 J. Bright/S. Sarrazin, Team BOC, +0:01.0376