DJR to shake down Mustangs at QR

Dick Johnson Racing will shake down its Ford Mustang pair at Queensland Raceway

Dick Johnson Racing drivers Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison will shake down their brand new Ford Mustangs tomorrow at Queensland Raceway.

The team has built two new cars for the forthcoming Repco Supercars Championship, a year out from the introduction of Gen3.

Under the rules and regulations, teams are allowed to complete a 60km shakedown for newly built chassis.

The team will have its first full day of testing on February 12 at the same circuit.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited,” Davison said of the new car.

“It’s more a sign of how this team operates and the way they prepare and their attention to detail.

“I’ve had two or three new cars in 16 years, my previous car was four or five years old.”

For Davison, it marks the first time since 2013 that he has had a new chassis at the beginning of the season.

The 38-year-old unceremoniously departed the Supercars grid early in 2020 after 23Red Racing shut its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Gold Coast-based driver said he’s excited about his first hit-out.

“I haven’t had many new cars,” said Davison.

“I understand it’s not crucial but it’s a mindset thing and it means a lot.

“It rubs off on everyone as to the way they don’t miss anything – they want to cross t’s, dot i’s to see the build quality from the ground up.

“It’s really nice, very, very impressive. We’re certainly doing all we can to put our best foot forward.”

Dick Johnson Racing will be joined by Matt Stone Racing at Queensland Raceway tomorrow.

The team will reveal its liveries for drivers Jake Kostecki and Zane Goddard in the morning.

Triple Eight Race Engineering will also field Super2 Series young guns Broc Feeney and Angelo Mouzouris.

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