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Ford Announces Mustang Program for 2019 Event

Mustang will join Supercars next year Mustang will join Supercars next year 

In a landmark day for the future of motorsport in Australia, Ford has announced DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing will race Ford Mustangs in the 2019 Supercars Championship.

The announcement confirms Ford brand’s return to active involvement in the sport after it withdrew its support from Supercars in late 2014, Sportingnews.com reported.

Following Ford’s withdrawal, teams continued to run the Falcon FG X model in Supercars, which was met with immediate success when Mark Winterbottom won the 2015 title.

The Gen2 rules - where two-door cars are eligible for Supercars - saw Holden homologate its hatchback Commodore ZB for the 2018 season. The 2018 model Mustang, which was also unveiled on Tuesday, was deemed by Ford the perfect fit for the Gen2 regulations.

According to Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman, American arm Ford Performance is already working with DJR Team Penske and Tickford on developing the 2019 car.

“We’re proud to announce that Ford Australia, with our Ford Performance global team, is working with DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing to homologate Mustang for 2019,” Whickman said at Tuesday’s launch. “There’s been a lot of speculation and calls for Mustang to be on the track, and as a Ford Performance model that’s raced around the world, it’s fitting that Australia’s most popular sports car should be on our race tracks,” he added.

 

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