FPR READY FOR ADELAIDE STOUSH The V8 Supercar Championship Series returns home to Australia for the third event of the season at the ever-popular Clipsal 500 in Adelaide - and FPR will be landing in the Festival State in probably the best ...
FPR READY FOR ADELAIDE STOUSH
The V8 Supercar Championship Series returns home to Australia for the third event of the season at the ever-popular Clipsal 500 in Adelaide - and FPR will be landing in the Festival State in probably the best shape seen in recent years.
The traditional season-starter may have been pushed back on the calendar this year by the fly-away races in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, but FPR enter the punishing street event well-placed after solid results in the Middle East.
Dunlop Super Dealer FPR Falcon driver Steve Richards has certainly proven to be the ‘marathon man' of the Clipsal 500. Not only has the driver of the #6 Dunlop Super Dealer Falcon competed in every Clipsal 500 since it began in 1999, but he also has finished in 21 of the 22 days of racing, having his first and only retirement on Saturday last year.
Amazingly, the two-time Bathurst winner has completed 1689 of the 1716 laps of racing conducted in the event in its history - an impressive record.
With Lowndes now at Holden, Steve is the only Ford-mounted driver in this year's field to have competed in every Clipsal 500.
Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon driver Mark Winterbottom proved in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain to be one of the main challengers for the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series with four consecutive podium finishes in his brand new #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon and will be looking to strengthen his already stellar effort with more of the same this weekend.
Winterbottom trails title leader Jamie Whincup by only 57 points and is keen to close the gap in the Clipsal 500.
FPR's young endurance driver James Moffat will also kick off his chase for the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series in Adelaide. Last year's series runner-up will drive an FPR-prepared Falcon backed by Norton 360 under the Ford Rising Stars Racing banner for the full seven-round championship. Last year he won his first ever V8 Supercar race on debut in Adelaide, finishing second for the round and will be looking to go one better this year.