simPro Falcon V8 Supercar driver Ash Walsh has once again finished in the top 10 in the opening practice for round 2 of the 2012 Dunlop Series. The Barbagallo Raceway situated north of Perth was covered by thick cloud and rain for most of the day making conditions treacherous in both 40 minute sessions.
The Matt Stone Racing team arrived in Perth with a good result in Round 1 and a very promising test day recently at Queensland Raceway. In the Friday morning session, Ash Wash was quickly into the top 10 and improved as the track began to dry out. “On the drying track in the first session the car was very good. A few people ran new tyres but we were sticking to our plan so overall P7 was a good start” Ash commented after practice.
The second session was very wet and times were some six seconds slower than the morning practice. Walsh struggled a little but again put it down to tyres in the appalling conditions. “I’m not going to take much from the second session. We don’t know what conditions it’s going throw up tomorrow but wet or dry I think we are in good shape.” Ash concluded.
Qualifying and 2 x 18 lap Races take place at Barbagallo Raceway tomorrow for the Dunlop Series.