Ricciardo drives Supercars Mustang in Ford base go to

The eight-time grand prix winner is now linked to Ford by the carmaker’s recently-announced cope with Pink Bull.

As a part of his third driver duties Ricciardo spent the day at Ford’s HQ the place he sampled various vehicles on Ford’s take a look at monitor.

Amongst them was a DJR Workforce Penske-built Gen2 Ford Mustang Supercar which is predicated at Ford HQ and infrequently pushed by Ford CEO Jim Farley in demonstration runs.

“I’ve pushed just about each Ford beneath the solar and simply obtained out of this dangerous boy proper right here,” stated Ricciardo in a social media video for Ford Efficiency.


“Little bit of Aussie in me. A little bit little bit of a V8 Supercars right here in Michigan – which is way from house, however I felt at house in it.

“It was lots of enjoyable. A giant due to Ford for having me out right here.”

This was the third time Ricciardo has sampled an Aussie V8 racer, following earlier outings in Triple Eight’s distinctive Sandman Supercar at Sandown again in first stint as a Pink Bull driver, and laps in Rick Kelly’s Nissan Altima at Calder throughout his time at Renault.

Additionally it is the most recent occasion of a Method 1 driver in a Supercar after Fernando Alonso drove a Tickford Mustang and Sergio Perez a Triple Eight Commodore at Albert Park through the Australian Grand Prix weekend final yr.

Broc Feeney, Triple Eight Race Engineering

Broc Feeney, Triple Eight Race Engineering

Photograph by: Edge Photographics

Feeney predicts “loopy” Supercars opener

Broc Feeney is predicting a “loopy” opening spherical to his sophomore Supercars season due to the debut of the brand new Gen3 vehicles.

A full area of Gen3 Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros will debut on the streets of Newcastle subsequent month.

They may achieve this beneath a cloud of uncertainty as nicely with delays to the event course of which means groups have solely began testing within the final week.

Some groups are but to show a wheel with a Gen3 automotive but with the likes of Workforce 18, Erebus Motorsport, Walkinshaw Andretti United and Brad Jones Racing nonetheless finishing their first builds.

Triple Eight hit the monitor for the primary time with its race vehicles as we speak with Shane van Gisbergen and Feeney each shaking down their Camaros at Queensland Raceway.

That was solely after a late scramble for the staff to organize the 2 Camaros, plus a 3rd Camaro fielded by buyer staff PremiAir Racing.

Having seen the frenzy to get the vehicles prepared for testing, Feeney reckons there may be extra insanity forward because the staff works by its testing programme forward of the Newcastle 500.

And he’s predicting it’s going to proceed as soon as the season begins as nicely, Feeney anticipating the primary two races in Newcastle to be “loopy”.

“It was fairly thrilling this morning driving in,” he stated of the shakedown. “We’re nonetheless engaged on some consolation for me inside [the car], it’s totally totally different to the final couple of vehicles so we’re constructing as much as it. But it surely’s been good thus far.

“The subsequent 30 days are going to be loopy to get to Newcastle. I understand how exhausting the staff has been working, day and night time, to get to today. And we have nonetheless obtained fairly some time to get to the primary spherical.

“I am trying ahead to it; one other couple of take a look at days constructing on as we speak. We’re studying as a lot as we will as we speak to maximise the following couple of days we have.

“Newcastle goes to be loopy. For those who anticipate it to be the identical as regular you are a dreamer. It will likely be fairly wild.

“We’re all trying ahead to it as a result of we do not know what to anticipate. We have got to place lots of work in eliding as much as it, and all year long, to verify we try to keep on the high.”

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