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    GT-F to tackle Bathurst 6 hour.

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    NEW AUSSIE MUSCLE SET TO TACKLE THE MOUNTAIN
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    By Amanda Jackson
    Apr 10, 2017



    Those who love Aussie Muscle would be well-advised to keep an eye on the Sieders Racing Team this weekend, as the Australian Production Cars kicks off its 2017 season as part of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour (April 14-16).

    The team has built a new Ford FGII GT-F – the only one of its kind on the event’s entry list – for car owner Jeremy Gray, with Gray to drive the car this weekend with Jason Gomersall while the Sieders Racing Team runs the program.

    The Billstein Shock Absorbers entry, also supported by Australian Transmission Components and Big Mate, will compete in Class A.

    “The whole idea of building this car was to bring some more Aussie muscle to the Series – there isn’t really too many Falcons out there and so we thought we would build our own,” Sieders Racing Team Principal Luke Sieders explained.

    “This will be the debut for this new car, following a shakedown at Queensland Raceway and a few laps at Eastern Creek.

    “It has been a long build process – starting back in August – so to say that we are keen to see the car in action is an understatement.

    “We expect it to be fast and for our entry to be competitive – we have good drivers, a quick car, and we hope to mix it with the best of them up the front.

    “As it is a supercharged V8 we are hoping the horsepower will be very helpful around the Mountain. It is quite a heavy car and that may hurt us when it comes to tyre life, but racing at Bathurst is definitely a big horsepower game so hopefully we can keep the pointy end thanks to what we will bring to the table.

    “In everything that we do as a team, we always go out there to win, and this event is no different. We are not under any illusions as to how tough this event is; there are some pretty impressive cars out there so it won’t be easy by any means but we will be giving it our best and hopefully we have built a car that can do it.”

    With the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour doubling as round one of the 2017 Australian Production Cars, Sieders says the team may be back for future APC events across the year.

    “It all depends on Bathurst as far as the rest of the APC season for this particular car,” explained Sieders.

    “As a team, we are looking to do a lot more when it comes to the Australian Production Cars, so you will have to stay tuned, but as far as this car goes we will just have to wait and see how this first event goes before we can lock in any future plans.”

    The Sieders Racing-run entry will be part of a 66-car strong entry list for the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

    To be held across April 14-16, the event doubles as the first round of a six-event calendar for the 2017 Australian Production Cars season.

    Along with more racing in 2017, the Series will also enjoy extended television coverage, enjoying an extended feature role in the SBS Speedweek coverage of the Shannons Nationals rounds across the year (40 minutes of coverage per televised round) and featuring as part of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour post-event programming on SBS Speedweek.
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    I've gotta say I'm looking forward to it. It's nice to see a team put an Aussie falcon on the track. I think tyres n brakes will be an issue but I reckon 3rd n 4th gear coming up n cross the top should do nicely. 3rd might be best suited I think.
    What's the best way to drive it?
    Limit brake usage as much as possible? Pads
    Limit gear changes as well? Clutch
    Pick the right gears and don't try and thrash it, cause there's plenty of power n torque there.
    Manage the car for the first 5hrs n then let it rip for the final hr.
    I wish them all the best of luck, I'll be watching
    Have they got a twitter account cause I'll follow that when it's not on the tv

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    A very good mate of mine is competing in the 6 Hour, sadly he is driving his Pedders sponsored Toyota G86 (he is a 'Holden' man) - if anyone gets there give the bastard some grief from me - LOL

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    Does this mean the Bilstein will develop a Bilstein coil overs for the late model falcons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    A very good mate of mine is competing in the 6 Hour, sadly he is driving his Pedders sponsored Toyota G86 (he is a 'Holden' man) - if anyone gets there give the bastard some grief from me - LOL
    I was having a good chat with him last Saturday in Melb.
    At least his smart PR girl has a Ford garage being a nice old red Pony and recently purchased RS Focus from another source I know well.

    I wish SRT all the best.
    I'll have to keep an eye on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    I was having a good chat with him last Saturday in Melb.
    At least his smart PR girl has a Ford garage being a nice old red Pony and recently purchased RS Focus from another source I know well.
    PR girl is his finance, he bought the Mustang as an engagement present, he called in here with it just after he bought it for her, before she saw it, my thoughts - just another LHD Mustang - LOL, but don't tell him I said that

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    Trev, re PR girl, I know I told him she's his best asset especially that she's got 2 x Fords lol......
    Agree re the Pony as well - I was being polite haha
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    Years ago our XE track car was over there getting some suspension work done, while Grant had it there he got his signwriter mate to make the Holden logo in the shape of a Ford logo and stuck them over the badges on the XE, suffice to say they didn't last very long.

    He had a very nice FG XR8 Ute for towing his race car (coz Holden utes couldn't do it), he got Holden badges for that as well, some kid about 12 walked past and came in and abused him - LOL, it was a pisser

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    I paid out enough that he's in the 86 as well having some giggles......
    Good to know your mates.
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    He has a Nissan Bluebird with a 302W in sitting up on a mezzanine in his workshop, fast little car, he needs to bugger off the G86 and get back to the Nissan. He also had a pink VL Commodore ex-Ausucar he raced but he sold it off before he got the G86

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