The Mustang, constructed by Ford homologation workforce Dick Johnson Racing, turned laps at Queensland Raceway in a behind closed doorways check, with Alex Davison, the workforce’s Bathurst 1000 co-driver, on the wheel.
The check was monitored remotely by the vast majority of Supercars’ and DJR’s technical workers, who’re at present residing in Sydney because of the quadruple header of championship occasions at Sydney Motorsport Park.
A handful of Supercars workers have been onsite for the landmark check in Queensland, which adopted after images of the Gen3 Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in-build were released earlier this week.
Supercars Head of Motorsport Adrian Burgess labelled the check as a key second for the championship’s plan to introduce new Gen3 rules in 2023.
“It’s undoubtedly been an thrilling day for everybody at Supercars, and the remainder of the Gen3 steering group, who’ve labored tirelessly to get so far,” Burgess instructed the championship’s official web site.
“Heat up went properly and as soon as it was up and working, though not at full capability, we labored by way of plenty of technical points utilizing the dwell telemetry to concentrate on key components we needed to take a look at right this moment.
Gen3 Ford Mustang prototype
Picture by: Supercars
“There’s loads of information we are able to take from right this moment’s run that we are going to now analyse and work by way of for subsequent time, however we’re more than happy with how issues went and stay up for the following section of testing as soon as the vehicles are revealed at Bathurst.
“I want to thank Ford Efficiency, Perry, Mikey and remainder of the workforce at DJR for all their efforts so far, as all of us additionally stay up for additionally seeing the Camaro get its first run quickly.
“That is the beginning of a protracted journey and much more arduous work, but it surely’s a big day for Supercars and our followers.
“What we noticed and heard right this moment was exhilarating. Followers are in for one thing particular after we unveil Gen3 in a number of weeks’ time.
“It’s very thrilling to know what’s in retailer, these vehicles is not going to disappoint.”
Supercars will formally reveal its Gen3 Camaro and Mustang machines at subsequent month’s Bathurst 1000.