FPR appeals to Ford to stay in V8 Supercars [video]
Ford Performance Racing’s co-owner Rod Nash has appealed to Ford to re-sign with the team for the 2015 V8 Supercars season and beyond.
FORD PERFORMANCE RACING has issued a video statement intended to tug at Ford Australia’s heart strings, asking the company to continue to support FPR and V8 Supercars in 2015 and beyond.
Ford Performance racing was responsible for preparing and campaigning six cars at last weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, including five in the ‘Great Race’. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, FPR’s Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris managed an epic victory coming from last place to finish first after Redbull Racing’s Jamie Whincup ran out of fuel after leading the final lap.
According to FPR co-owner, Rod Nash, the team is deep into the development of its next Ford Falcon V8 Supercar, the FG X, in preparation of the 2015 V8 Supercars season. According to a short statement: “The two-time defending Bathurst 1000 Champions have been working on the V8 Supercar version of the final Falcon in recent months and development work is progressing”.
The video, which aims to push FPR’s credentials in re-signing with Ford for 2015 and beyond, sees Nash tell Ford: “We believe we have a lot more to offer the Blue Oval in this country … for their product and including a branding platform for them to launch off with a number of their product.
“We produce the figures that a marketing department would look at … and we’re not going to stop until that deal is completed and all smoothed over so that we can enter into next year without having the speculation of Fords future in motor racing in Australia,” Nash said.