Aussie racing legend John Bowe has moved the PCR Falcon into midfield contention, running within the top 20 in yesterday’s practice session in Perth.
March 24, 2007, 11.30am. In practice for the round in which he will break the late Peter Brock’s long-standing record for the most Australian Turing Car (V8 Supercar) championship starts, John Bowe ran inside the top 10 for much of the day.
The Glenfords, Paul Cruickshank Racing, Ford Falcon driver wound up 19th fastest.
"I'm the sort of person who normally looks forward not backwards,” Bowe said after the practice session. “But there's been a lot of fuss about this weekend's milestone and you can't help but reflect a bit about the enormity of 213 championship rounds.
"I don't usually pay much attention to records, but this really puts it into perspective how big a part of my life motorsport has been over the last few decades.
"We've had an encouraging start to the weekend. It's only practice and it's very early days, but it's a positive step for the team.
"Tomorrow, we've got qualifying and Race 1. Hopefully the Glenfords Falcon can continue to creep up the order as we go through the weekend."
In its first season in V8 Supercars in 2006, the PCR Falcon was a back-field runner. Bowe has moved it to the midfield.