FIRST PICS: John McIntyre’s V8 SuperTourer

Friday 16th December, 2011 - 2:17pm


The new-look JMR Falcon, to be driven by owner/driver John McIntyre

The new-look JMR Falcon, to be driven by owner/driver John McIntyre

Triple New Zealand V8 champions John McIntyre Racing has unveiled the look of its brand-new V8 SuperTourer.

McIntyre, who was recently confirmed as Will Davison’s team-mate for the V8 Supercars endurance races, took the covers off his new livery at his team’s recently-completed race-shop in Taupo – two months ahead of commencing competition in a brand-new era of V8 racing in New Zealand.

One of New Zealand’s most successful owner-driver race teams, John McIntyre Racing revealed a dynamic new green, white and black livery for the #47 FG Falcon V8SuperTourer that John McIntyre will pilot in the upcoming inaugural season of V8 SuperTourer racing.

Also revealed on the new Falcon V8 SuperTourer – and its accompanying three FG Falcon show cars and new two-car transporter – was the brand-new branding of major sponsor Blackwoods Protector, formerly Blackwoods Paykels Protector Safety.

The team will enter two cars in the championship, with the second driver yet-to-be announced.

“We are set for a massive season, of that there’s no doubt!” says the Nelson-based 34-year-old.

“I’m delighted to be able to show Kiwi motorsport fans the results of months of hard work now that John McIntyre Racing is working from our new race-shop at Taupo Motorsport Park. We are the only V8 SuperTourer team with our own dedicated race-shop at a racing circuit, which I think is going to be important for the future prospects of the team.”

The team also confirmed that Jason Liefting will be McIntyre’s race engineer for the inaugural season. comment policy

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