Adelaide, South Australia, 14th January 2004 -- Not yet a household name in sports cars, but the Mosler MT900R was the surprise package at the inaugural Bathurst 24 Hour event by taking second spot on the podium. Despite a few problems, the mighty Mosler followed on in 2003 with a credible 5th position and begging the question; will there be a Mosler running in the 2004 Nations Cup?
No more speculation. Adelaide based Rupprecht Motorsport will shortly be landing a brand new Mosler to take on the 2004 Australian Nations Cup Championship and Bathurst 24 Hour. Ralf Rupprecht is no stranger to the car having been the race manager for Martin Short's Mosler at the two Bathurst 24 Hour campaigns.
The Chevy 5.7 litre V8 powered car weighs in at just over 1,000 kg. Combining extreme speed with excellent handling, the Mosler has proven to be a very tidy package, with results to prove it, including the 2003 British GT Championship.
Rupprecht Motorsport is the new team on the block, but Ralf Rupprecht has a wealth of experience and knows how to win in the big time. Ralf has worked with Formula One teams and has run cars in the DTM, Daytona 24 Hour, American Le Mans Series and the Australian V8 Supercars.
The Rupprecht team will have their hands full this year with two cars in the Konica V8 Supercar Series, the Mosler in the Nations Cup Championship, and there is a big chance that there will be a second Mosler arriving in Adelaide.