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    All my tools are Milwaukee. Hope this car gets some good results next year.

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    Might need to be silly season 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSE2 View Post
    Might need to be silly season 2019.

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    I canít see them letting Mark go to another team with all the history, IP knowledge and experience he has obtained over the years. That said I think his performance needs to step up a gear or three next year for a future full time driver position to prevail. I think he still has a few more highly competitive years left in him for sure.


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    Im generally the first to bag frosty, but I really think Pra will look after him here, that sort of loyalty from a driver is a rare thing these days.
    And even though he's getting out performed by a lot of the ford drivers he's still better than average.

    How many engineers has he had in the last few years? Seems to always be getting a new one, which can't help.
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    Suspect he is up for another in 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HSE2 View Post
    Suspect he is up for another in 2018.
    Are his initials I P?
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    http://www.supercars.com/news/champi...?sf176073332=1

    PRA building 2 new cars for 2018.

    Prodrive Racing Australia is building a pair of new Falcons this summer, with the first to be introduced at the start of the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

    The four-car outfit will continue with Mark Winterbottom, Chaz Mostert and Cameron Waters next year, with Richie Stanaway replacing the now-retired Jason Bright.

    Winterbottom got the team’s new Ford for the start of the 2017 season, and its next FG X is on schedule for February’s pre-season test.

    The build of a second Falcon is also underway, expected to debut later in 2018.

    With his Sandown 500-winning Falcon sold to the new 23Red Racing, Waters is set to be the recipient of the first new car.

    “We’ve got a new car that's actually in assembly now and we've also got another new chassis on the jig at the moment,” team principal Tim Edwards told Supercars.com.

    “That one won’t debut for the start of the year, but certainly the car that’s in assembly at the moment will debut at the Sydney Motorsport Park test.”

    Prodrive’s 2017 season started with four new or restarting partnerships between drivers and engineers.

    Brendan Hogan moved from Waters’ entry to Winterbottom’s, Brad Wischusen taking the reins with Waters, while Adam De Borre returned to work with Mostert again and Sam Potter stepped up from PRA’s Super2 arm to engineer Bright.

    Edwards confirmed that “the four race engineers remain the same for next year”, with Potter to work with rookie Stanaway in the #56 entry.

    Still to be assessed, though, is how the four Falcons are grouped within pitlane with sponsor line-ups to be finalised.

    The Winterbottom and Waters entries were paired in 2017, with Mostert and Bright in the neighbouring garage.

    Pending Supercars Board approval, Prodrive will also acquire a fourth Racing Entitlements Contract from Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, with Bright’s moving to newcomer Matt Stone Racing.

    “We haven't even thought about that stuff at the moment,” Edwards said of the pitlane positions.

    “Most of those decisions are based on commerciality, what's going on in garages with the partners.

    “That's obviously something we're still working through at the moment.”

    Mostert led the way for Prodrive in the 2017 standings with fifth, ahead of Winterbottom in sixth and Waters in eighth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defective View Post
    How many engineers has he had in the last few years? Seems to always be getting a new one, which can't help.
    Edwards confirmed that “the four race engineers remain the same for next year”, with Potter to work with rookie Stanaway in the #56 entry.

    I can't See Chaz letting go of De Borre and Cam had a great year with Wischusen so that means Frosty will have a second stint with Hogan.
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    Bugger. There goes that excuse
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    http://www.supercars.com/news/champi...?sf176162497=1

    Triple Eight outlines Bathurst V6 wildcard plan
    0 hours ago By Mitchell Adam Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
    The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be one of three 2018 Supercars events Holden’s new twin-turbo V6 contests as a wildcard under Triple Eight’s current plan.

    The factory Holden squad is developing the new powerplant for a full rollout in 2019, in conjunction with its partners KRE Race Engines and GM Racing.

    Dubbed the V6TT, the engine has completed a series of tests this year in Triple Eight’s Sandman ride car and made its public debut at Bathurst in October with Greg Murphy behind the wheel.

    Work on the engine, based on the one used in Cadillac’s GT3 racers in the US, continues with revisions currently being developed in the United States ahead of the resumption of track testing next year.

    Subject to approval from Supercars, the team had outlined intentions to run the V6 in a handful of 2018 events before its full-time debut, and this week revealed that included a “planned wildcard V6TT entry at Bathurst”.

    Under the current plan, the team would run a fourth ZB Commodore alongside its Red Bull Holden Racing Team and Autobarn Lowndes Racing entries three times in the second half of the season.

    “It is envisaged that one of those events will be Bathurst,” Dane told the team’s website.

    “The entry is likely to be run independently of the other Triple Eight cars and we are talking to a number of drivers for the Great Race entry – including Matty Campbell who we hope may be available.”

    Turbo-charged cars last raced in the Bathurst 1000 in 1992, the race won by the Nissan Skyline GT-R of Mark Skaife and Jim Richards, the year before the five-litre V8 formula was adopted by the Australia Touring Car Championship.

    Triple Eight has only fielded a wildcard Supercars entry once, at Bathurst in 2013 for internationals Mattias Ekstrom and Andy Priaulx, who finished 10th.

    Campbell contested this year’s PIRTEK Enduro Cup with the team alongside Shane van Gisbergen, but is set to switch from the Porsche Supercup to an international GT program in 2018.

    While his exact schedule is yet to be outlined, it is understood it contains a clash with either the Sandown or Gold Coast dates, with Red Bull HRT snapping up two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber as his replacement.

    “We’re also talking to several other internationally-based people as the other driver,” Dane said of the V6TT Bathurst line-up.

    “Hopefully we can learn a lot, as well as allowing the new engine to give a good account of itself in Australia’s biggest race of the year.”
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