Tag Archives: Paul Dumbrell

V8 Supercars – TeamVodafone Verify Pace and New Parts at Productive Pre-season Test‏

February 12, 2012

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Defending champions TeamVodafone ticked the boxes at today’s V8 Supercar pre-season test at Sandown Raceway, using the day to verify pace and bed in a number of new components in their class-leading Commodores. Car #888 of Craig Lowndes targeted outright speed, and collected valuable data across both sessions, initially running on a bank of used […]

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V8 Supercars – FPR L&H 500 Phillip Island Preview

September 13, 2011

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Mark Winterbottom – #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon Championship position/points: 6th / 1321 “I’m looking forward to getting to the enduros as they are my favourite events of the year. To go to the island and team up with Richo is a nice feeling and I’m confident we can get a strong result. The brand […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing – Ipswich Practice‏

August 20, 2011

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HOW IT UNFOLDED:   – Dean Canto made a welcome return to car #55 for the opening two practice sessions where he shared the car with Paul Dumbrell – Luke Youlden became the first person to drive FPR’s new chassis in an official session when he drove car #6 in the first two sessions – Canto and Youlden […]

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V8 Supercars – FPR Welcomes Royal Couple

August 15, 2011

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Ford Performance Racing (FPR) now has its very own royal couple after Will Davison’s new #6 Trading Post FPR Falcon was christened ‘Kate’ following an internal Trading Post staff competition to name the new chassis.   FPR’s ‘Will and Kate’ met for the first time earlier today after Davison flew back into the country following […]

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V8 Supercars – FPR Set To Announce New Driver

August 8, 2011

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Ford Performance Racing (FPR) will have a new driver in season 2012 following Paul Dumbrell’s decision to step back from full-time racing to concentrate on other interests. Dumbrell will continue to drive the #55 The Bottle-O FPR Falcon in the remaining events of the 2011 V8 Supercar Championship before his seat will be taken over […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing – Mid-season Wrap‏

July 26, 2011

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Ford Performance Racing (FPR) is eagerly anticipating the second-half of the 2011 V8 Supercar Championship after a recent strong run of form has seen the team collect a series of podium finishes and pole positions. The factory Ford team has enjoyed an upturn in performance in the last month and drivers Mark Winterbottom and Will […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing – Townsville Race 15 Wrap‏

July 10, 2011

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EVENT NAME: Sucrogen Townsville 400 LOCATION: Townsville, Queensland DATE: Sunday, 10 July EVENT NUMBER: 7 of 14 RACE FORMAT: 72 laps – Dunlop hard & 1 x set soft compound tyres QUALIFYING: – Mark Winterbottom just missed his fifth-straight pole when he claimed second on the grid – Will Davison was again not far behind and set the fifth-fastest time […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing Townsville Practice Wrap Up

July 8, 2011

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HOW IT UNFOLDED: – Paul Dumbrell made the best start possible by topping the times in the opening two practice sessions – Endurance co-drivers Steve Richards and Luke Youlden also took part in the first two practice sessions, giving partners Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison valuable feedback – Richards was fourth-fastest in session one behind Dumbrell – He then […]

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V8 Supercars – Frosty And Lightning Forecast For Townsville

July 2, 2011

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Ford Performance Racing (FPR) will bring a touch of Hollywood to next weekend’s Sucrogen Townsville 400 V8 Supercar event when Cars 2 star Frosty takes to the track in the #95 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon.   Factory Ford driver Mark Winterbottom who voices the character Frosty in the latest animated movie from Disney.Pixar will switch […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing – Winton Test Wrap‏

June 28, 2011

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Ford Performance Racing (FPR) has enjoyed a productive day of testing at Winton where all three cars were put through a range of different programs on both Dunlop’s hard and soft tyre compounds.  The factory Ford team made the most of its fourth test day of the year which was held in clear, sunny conditions […]

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V8 Supercars – FPR Race 3 Hidden Valley Wrap

June 19, 2011

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QUALIFYING: – Mark Winterbottom claimed his second pole in two days in the closest qualifying session of 2011 – Will Davison was unlucky not to join his team-mate on the front row and lined up sixth, just 0.14s off the ultimate pace – Paul Dumbrell missed a gear shift on his hot lap and could […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing Darwin Practice Wrap

June 17, 2011

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HOW IT UNFOLDED: – Endurance co-drivers Steve Richards and Luke Youlden were back again to participate in the first two  practice sessions, gaining valuable extra seat time ahead of the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races – Richards is a former winner at Hidden Valley and Youlden was driving the track for the first time so each […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing Winton Practice Wrap

May 20, 2011

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HOW IT UNFOLDED: – Endurance co-drivers Steve Richards and Luke Youlden drove the first two practice sessions to get additional seat time as the regulations allow ahead of Phillip Island and Bathurst – The duo provided valuable additional data for regular drivers Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison who they will pair with in the endurance races – Paul […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Vehicles Perth Challenge Wrap

April 30, 2011

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QUALIFYING: – Davison qualified second with a late quick lap – Winterbottom qualified 12th after traffic meant he didn’t get a clean lap – Dumbrell endured a similar issue to Winterbottom and set the 14th-best time – Just 1.4s covered the entire 28-car field

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing Practice Wrap

April 29, 2011

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– Dumbrell drove in first two practice sessions by virtue of being in lower half on points table – Winterbottom and Davison on track for third and fourth sessions and reacquainted themselves with the    Barbagallo track after the sport’s two-year absence – Dumbrell top 10 in first three sessions, putting to good use the extra track time he […]

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Ford Performance Racing – Hamilton Race 6 wrap‏

April 17, 2011

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QUALIFYING: – Rain on first lap out of pits meant all teams had only one chance to set a time on slick tyres – Davison found the best space in the tightly-bunched 28-car field to set 10th-fastest time – Dumbrell returned to the track after yesterday’s accident and recorded the 11th-best time – Winterbottom got […]

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ITM400 Hamilton Sunday Notebook

April 17, 2011

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Paul Dumbrell’s Bottle-O Falcon will return to the track for today’s Race 6 of the V8 Supercars Championship in New Zealand. The Bottle-O Ford was seriously damaged in qualifying yesterday but it has been repaired overnight after a late repair session from Ford Performance Racing mechanics. Dumbrell reports being sore and bruised but will be […]

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V8 Supercars – Ford Performance Racing – Hamilton Race 5 wrap‏

April 16, 2011

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HOW IT UNFOLDED: Winterbottom and Davison started on slick tyres on damp track Davison vaulted to 8th on the opening lap before settling in behind Winterbottom Both FPR cars made steady progress through the field as rivals pitted Held a 1-2 when rain returned and both pitted to change to wet tyres and refuel – […]

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Dumbrell out for Today in Hamilton

April 16, 2011

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Paul Dumbrell will be on the sidelines for today’s Race 5 of the V8 Supercars Championship after a heavy crash in this morning’s qualifying session. The damage to the right front of the #55 Falcon has been deemed too much to repair in time for today’s 59-lap race. It hit the wall at turn 3 […]

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V8 Supercar Drivers Launch Public Fund Raiser For Jason Richards

April 15, 2011

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In an unprecedented show of support, Australian and New Zealand V8 Supercar drivers have rallied together to launch a major public fundraising campaign in aid of their cancer suffering mate and fellow competitor, Jason Richards. The drivers made the announcement this morning in a moving media conference in Hamilton, New Zealand, where they are racing […]

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