V8 Supercars homologation testing underway

V8 Supercars aero testing underway

V8 Supercars aero testing underway

V8 Supercars’ aero homologation testing program is underway ahead of the new season.

The week long process designed to set the aero packages for teams for the 2015 campaign is taking place at the RAAF base at East Sale, Victoria.

The Nissan Altima and Holden VF Commodore are scheduled to be re-homologated alongside the initial homologation of the new Ford FG X V8 Supercar, set to be campaigned by Prodrive Racing Australia and DJR Team Penske this year.

The three revised models will be matched against the benchmark Falcon FG model.

The new FG X has completed two days of preliminary aero testing running at Ford’s You Yangs proving ground last month prior to V8 Supercars’ homologation process.

Nissan is aiming to homologate its second update to its Altima V8 Supercar having worked with Computational Fluid Dynamics partner Total Sim on a new aero package during last season.

The squad has struggled for straight-line speed compared to its rivals since the Altima joined the championship in 2013.

Todd Kelly and Todd Hazelwood are among the drivers taking part in the aero testing program.

Erebus Motorsport and Garry Rogers Motorsport have declined the option to re-homolgate aero packages on its Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Volvo S60 V8 Supercars.

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