V8 Supercars – Davo’s New Ride 10 Out Of 10

August 2, 2011

V8 Supercars

Ford Performance Racing’s (FPR) Will Davison will debut a brand new #6 Trading Post FPR Falcon at Queensland Raceway later this month which will be one of the final two current-generation FG Falcon V8 Supercars the team ever builds.

FPR engineers have incorporated in their final two FG chassis all the lessons learnt following several seasons of testing and development.

Davison is looking forward to taking the wheel of his new race car and believes it will deliver all-round improvement.

“I am really excited to get a brand new car which has been built from scratch just for me with all new bits – everything is new, every nut and bolt, it is great,” Davison said.

“Our new chassis is refined in a lot of areas over my current car and given how well I have settled into that we should be able to achieve great things with the new car.

“We should find performance gains in a number of areas and it should handle better as new cars always seem to be tighter and have a nicer feel. I don’t know why that is, I guess we all just like the feel of a new car.”

Davison’s new chassis – designation FPR-1010 – will be given a shakedown run at Winton Motor Raceway ahead of the eighth event of the series at Ipswich, scheduled for 19-21 August.

The factory Ford team is also well-advanced with the build of its final current generation Falcon (FPR-1111) which is scheduled to be debuted by Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards at the L&H 500 at Phillip Island in mid-September.

FPR Team Principal Tim Edwards said the team’s final two chassis benefit greatly from the lessons learned while racing and developing the previous four FGs it has built.

“It is a fairly historic occasion as we near completion of the last two factory Ford V8 Supercars that will be built before the introduction of the Car of the Future design in 2013,” Edwards said.

“All the FGs we’ve built have won races and we expect nothing less than the same result from our final two chassis.

“The new cars are the product of everything we have learned and contain all our very latest developments so they should give us the extra edge we’ve been looking for.”

FPR-1010 is scheduled to run for the first time at the team’s home track on Tuesday, 16 August before being transported to Queensland Raceway for the three-race Ipswich 300.

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