Ford Mustangs will race in subsequent yr’s Supercars championship after being given the green light to compete in Australia’s premier motorsport class.
The enduring muscle automotive has handed aerodynamic testing and can line up on the grid beginning on the Adelaide 500 from February 28.
The 2-door coupe will change the Ford Falcon sedans which have change into synonymous with the championship since first showing at Bathurst in 1967.
Supercars aerodynamic testing is undertaken to guarantee parity between the three fashions of automotive competing within the championship – the Mustang, Holden’s ZB Commodore and Nissan’s Altima.
Supercars chief govt Sean Seamer mentioned the Mustang passing after 9 days of testing was a key second for the championship’s future.
“That is the ultimate step in seeing the long-lasting Ford Mustang again on Australian race circuits and we won’t wait to see it in its full glory on the Adelaide 500 subsequent yr,” Seamer mentioned.
“DJR Group Penske, Tickford Racing and Ford Efficiency have performed an impressive job to construct a Supercar which can little doubt proceed Ford’s successes of this yr.”
Newly-crowned sequence champion Scott McLaughlin will probably be amongst those that will compete within the Mustang in 2019 and his DJR Group Penske outfit has performed a key position in creating the race-going model of the automotive.
“The Mustang undertaking has now been ongoing for over 18 months, so getting the tick of approval by the VCAT testing course of is a good milestone,” Penske managing director Ryan Story mentioned.
“That’s solely the first step for us, nevertheless, as we should now get the race automobiles constructed and prepared to carry out for the 2019 season.”