FG- X Fal­cons fly, but it’s fair

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

V8 Su­per­cars has dis­missed pit­lane spec­u­la­tion Ford’s Pro­drive Rac­ing Aus­tralia might be gain­ing an un­fair aero­dy­namic edge on its ri­vals.

Con­cerns over the team’s new FGX Fal­cons were aired pub­licly dur­ing the Townsville 400 event ear­lier this month, where Pro­drive’s Mark Win­ter­bot­tom ex­tended his cham­pi­onship lead with a clean sweep of race wins.

Holden Rac­ing Team owner Ryan Walkin­shaw quipped dur­ing that week­end’s tele­vi­sion cov­er­age that he was “a big fan of their aero pack­age, not so much them as a team” when asked about Pro­drive’s re­cent dom­i­na­tion.

But V8 Su­per­cars’ tech­ni­cal depart­ment has re­it­er­ated that aero­dy­namic par­ity had been at­tained for ev­ery car in the field.

“The aero fig­ures achieved in Jan­uary have been rechecked, and the V8SC Tech­ni­cal Depart­ment are sat­is­fied that there is no aero­dy­namic ad­van­tage or disad­van­tage,” the body said in a let­ter to all teams.

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