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Old 9 Oct 2014, 11:34 (Ref:3462495)   #1
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New FGX model for 2015 to be developed & funded by Prodrive & DJR

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Old 9 Oct 2014, 11:54 (Ref:3462498)   #2
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Honestly, can't wait until V8 Supercars is gone and replaced with a new production/GT3 series ala Bathurst 12hr. It will be the true Holden v Ford.
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Old 9 Oct 2014, 11:55 (Ref:3462499)   #3
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If I was FPR and DJR I'd tell Ford to FPRK off and not develop the FGX for 2015. What is the point? All that work when for 2016 they'll have to find a new manufacturer...
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Old 9 Oct 2014, 11:57 (Ref:3462501)   #4
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What's the chance they will simply drop a Mustang body over the FG X chassis?
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Old 9 Oct 2014, 12:04 (Ref:3462503)   #5
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6 FGX Falcons to be on the grid in 2015

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Really? Why would ProDrive self-fund the FGX homologation and development for just one year of racing? That would be insane.

They are far more likely to continue with the FGX beyond next year and tap into their massive Ford following to leverage sponsorship. Or at least another Ford product.

Where's the line-up of manufacturers willing to enter V8 Supercar?

How many Nissan and Volvo flags do you see waving at race meetings? ProDrive would have to be offered a bucket load of money to swap to those brands.
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How many Nissan and Volvo flags do you see waving at race meetings? You would have to be offered a bucket load of money to swap to those brands.
Actially there are a shedload of people wandering around Bathurst in both Norton & Volvo Polestar shirts...
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Honestly, can't wait until V8 Supercars is gone and replaced with a new production/GT3 series ala Bathurst 12hr. It will be the true Holden v Ford.
Except neither make has a GT3 car worth a damn against the Porsche , Ferrari etc..
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What's the chance they will simply drop a Mustang body over the FG X chassis?
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Old 9 Oct 2014, 12:12 (Ref:3462513)   #9
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Actially there are a shedload of people wandering around Bathurst in both Norton & Volvo Polestar shirts...
I'm not sure that a 1:10 ratio counts as a shedload...
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I'm not sure that a 1:10 ratio counts as a shedload...
Its amazing for a first year and second year program.

Not millions of RBRA shirts around today
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Old 9 Oct 2014, 12:21 (Ref:3462522)   #11
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With no Ford support, will the #5 and #6 cars be known as "Pepsi Max Crew Prodrive Racing Australia" from 2015?
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Except neither make has a GT3 car worth a damn against the Porsche , Ferrari etc..
It's a BoP class so s long as it's an actual sportscar model it doesn't matter what they'd enter against the Porsches and co, it'd be artificially made competitive. And if you look at Australian GT it doesn't necessarily even have to be a "full" FIA GT3 car, like the Moslers and co have proved...
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If I was FPR and DJR I'd tell Ford to FPRK off and not develop the FGX for 2015. What is the point? All that work when for 2016 they'll have to find a new manufacturer...
Presumably it could be the way for PRA to fix their perceived aero deficiency with a new model..
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Old 9 Oct 2014, 12:36 (Ref:3462531)   #14
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Well - that's a real shame.

No the first time that Ford has pulled out of touring car racing here of course - the company later viewed that as being a colossal marketing mistake.

Wonder how this decision will look in a few years - feels a bit like history repeating right now.
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