August 31, 2005 - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) confirms that the Prodrive V8 Supercar team's endurance race driver pairings for the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000 are as follows: ...
August 31, 2005 - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) confirms that the Prodrive V8 Supercar team's endurance race driver pairings for the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000 are as follows:
#6 CAT FPR Falcon - Jason Bright & David Brabham
#5 Ford Credit FPV Falcon - Greg Ritter & Cameron McLean
This announcement follows the team's extensive two day test held on Monday and Tuesday (Aug 29 & 30) at Phillip Island that included all four FPR drivers and both 2005 FPR Falcon V8 Supercars.
According to FPR Motorsport Director Tim Edwards, both of the FPR endurance race driver pairings form major blue oval challenges for success at next Sunday's Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000 to be held on October 9.
"Jason and David are both previous Bathurst winners and we believe that each driver's vast experience will ensure that the CAT FPR Falcon is once again fighting to reach that elusive top step of the podium at Mount Panorama this year. In pairing the defending Sandown 500 Champion Greg Ritter with Cameron McLean we have assembled another highly experienced driver combination piloting the Ford Credit FPV Falcon, ensuring that both of our cars represent one of the strongest Ford challenges ever presented at these major V8 Supercar races," Tim said.
According to FPR Commercial Director Rod Barrett, "With Jason and Greg remaining in their 2005 season cars for the enduros, we have formed driver pairings that represent the most challenging ever assembled by the team for the classic Sandown and Bathurst races. Uniquely, we have two Bathurst winners in the CAT FPR Falcon and the 2004 Sandown 500 winner and runner up co-drivers in the Ford Credit FPV Falcon."