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Britek excited by new Falcon.


Britek Motorsport drivers Jason Bright and Marcus Marshall have joined other Ford drivers and teams in admitting that they can't wait to get their hands on the latest V8 Supercar to emerge from Ford Australia.

The aggressive-looking Falcon FG01 was unveiled at the weekend's Sandown meeting, and is already a hit with Britek Motorsport some eight months ahead of its race debut at the 2009 Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

“Ford and everyone involved in the project have done an excellent job with the FG Falcon,” veteran Bright insisted, “Our group has been involved with briefings and viewings of the car for many months now, but it's always exciting to see the finished product.

“This car has to go through the homologation process, including back-to-back testing with the Commodore to ensure a level playing field. I'm sure that will be a straight forward process and, from a Britek point of view, we can then look forward to getting our hands on shells and building cars over the last quarter of this year.

Britek's chief engineer, Geoff Slater, was also impressed with the FG Falcon.

“As an engineer, I can fully appreciate the amount of work that's gone into the car,” he said, “The result is a very clean-looking car externally but, underneath, they have done an outstanding job with the engineering of the vehicle. For our engineering group, we are being provided an outstanding base to start from, and that has us all excited ahead of the FG's race debut in 2009.”


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Ford`s FG01 V8 Supercar, which will debut in 2009
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Chaz Mostert - PRA Ford Falcon FG X [pic credit V8 Supercars]
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Chaz Mostert - PRA Ford Falcon FG X [pic credit V8 Supercars]
Chaz Mostert - PRA Ford Falcon FG X [pic credit V8 Supercars]
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