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Australian GT Championship Standings 2012 - Monday, August 20, 2012

Australian GT Championship Standings 2012

 

  • 1st  Peter Hackett
  • 2nd  Klark Quinn
  • 3rd  Edwards/Bowe
  • 4th  Greg Crick
  • 5th  Ben Eggleston
  • 6th  Roger Lago
  • 7th  James Brock
  • 8th  Tony Quinn
  • 9th  O'Halloran/Simonsen
  • 10th  Manolios/Wilson
  • 11th  Samadi/Grant
  • 12th  John Briggs
  • 13th  Kevin Weeks
  • 14th  Eddy/Luff
  • 15th  Rod Salmon
  • 16th  Peter Conroy
  • 17th  Paul Morris
  • 18th  Martin Wagg
  • 19th  David Russell
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Supaloc Racing’s 2012 GT Weapon Revealed

Nov 4

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Friday, November 04, 2011 12:54 PM  RssIcon

In its original incarnation, the Ford GT (or GT40 – the name signified the car’s height of 40 inches) was a highly successful, purpose-built racing machine. It won the hallowed Le Mans 24 Hour in the four years from 1966 to 1969, in the hands of legend drivers such as Denny Hulme.

Fast forward to 2002, and Ford revived the GT phenomenon with a concept car at the Detroit motor show. The car’s amazing styling generated global interest and the car went into production in 2005, with Swiss outfit Matech Concepts producing a racing version of the car to compete in the FIA GT3 European Championship.

The GT3-spec version of the Ford GT combines traditional styling and a rich racing heritage with the latest technology and racing developments. Australia’s strong complement of Ford supporters will now have a team to cheer for in the Australian GT Championship, as they watch the spectacular GT battle against exotic machinery from the likes of Mercedes Benz, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari.

The Supaloc Racing Ford GT will make its first public appearance at today’s Clipsal 500 launch at Adelaide Oval. The sophisticated and distinctive Supaloc Racing livery has been combined with the classic, low-slung lines of the GT to produce a mouth-watering piece of automotive artwork.

 Kevin Weeks with the new Supaloc Racing Ford GT40

This will be the only Ford GT competing in the 2012 Australian GT Championship, and it is in fact the last example that has been produced.

The Ford GT is powered by a thundering 5.3 Litre V8 engine (producing around 417kw of power and 700Nm of torque), driven through a six-speed sequential gearbox.

In the months before the opening round of the 2012 Australian GT Championship, the Supaloc Racing Ford GT will be subjected to a full simulation and test program. The team has already started work on the car simulation model and has planned an extensive pre-season test program to improve the correlation between simulation and real track testing. Areas the team will focus on include fine tuning kinematics and suspension dynamics, as well as the aerodynamic characteristics of the car’s unique body. Other areas of investigation will include Michelin’s new control tyre compound, which will be modelled in simulation.

With Kevin Weeks’ superb driving ability (pole positions, fastest laps and a race win in the older Lamborgini) and development from Supaloc Racing’s team of experts, the unique Ford GT will hopefully be a front-runner in the 2012 Australian GT Championship.

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