David Reynolds to get first taste of FPR COTF
David Reynolds will sample his first laps of Ford Performance Racing’s Car of the Future at Winton Motor Raceway today.
FPR is conducting its first full test session at the rural Victorian circuit today after undertaking an extended shakedown at the same track one week ago.
FPR was granted an extra 80 laps, on top of its 20 permitted shakedown laps, to gather data for all V8 Supercars teams on effectively cooling the transaxle gearboxes in its new-generation vehicles. The issue has hindered FPR, Triple Eight and the V8 Supercars prototypes during testing.
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Reynolds, driver of the #55 Bottle-O Racing entry, will join regular FPR drivers Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison today, who both drove the new car last week.
The team told Speedcafe.com that its busy test day will include a combination of short and long track runs.
The next time the FPR COTF Falcon will hit the race track will be at Sydney Motorsport Park on October 15, to be joined by Triple Eight and Stone Brothers Racing.
Stone Brothers Racing is set to be the next V8 Supercars team to debut its Car of the Future chassis. CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s previous story.
While building and testing new cars is a priority for the V8 Supercars teams, the championship continues this weekend in Melbourne for the Dick Smith Sandown 500.
Speedcafe.com is previewing all of the teams and drivers ahead of Sandown and Bathurst in its tradition Crimsafe Endurance Countdown.
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