IRWIN Endurance Countdown: FPR

Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison at Queensland Raceway

Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison at Queensland Raceway

The eighth episode of the IRWIN Tools Endurance Countdown looks at Ford’s leading entry – Ford Performance Racing.

Speedcafe.com’s Grant Rowley is joined by Supercheap Auto Racing endurance driver Jack Perkins, alongside V8 Supercars Championship commentator Chris Jewell to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each team leading into the L&H 500 Phillip Island and Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

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It is almost impossible to discount the factory Ford squad at Phillip Island and Bathurst, but it has been a difficult year from a team that only had eyes for the title.

With Mark Winterbottom (Orrcon Steel) currently seventh and team-mate Will Davison (Trading Post) in eighth, it could be worse, but for what they expect, it should be better.

The good news is that both Phillip Island and Bathurst will be held on the hard tyres – rubber the team is a proven quantity on. Also, the co-drivers (Steve Richards and Luke Youlden) are among the best in the field

Can FPR make the 2011 endurance races represent a turning point?

See below for today’s edition of the IRWIN Tools Endurance Countdown.

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