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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut King View Post
    Taking my Ford hat off for a moment to try look at things level headedly, but it's kind of an important test for the category. They've got Ford back, but if FP aren't happy with the adjustments they've had to make and Mustang is anything less than successful then Supercars as a category will have placed itself in a very poor position.

    The Ford they are playing with now are not the Ford that rolled over so frequently in the past. Let's hope shenanigans were kept to a minimum.
    That's an excellent point DK. They have arguably the best team, engineers and backers involved now. They are playing to win, ...and domintate with Mustang on a global stage. Nothing less will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    OK great......
    How can we expect anything more just by changing the externals ?
    So it will be slipperier through the air I guess ?
    Same chassis's and underbody parts right ?
    Is there any significant new rule changes for 2019 ?
    Tyres are changing again ?

    Looks like a overgrown aussie racing car at bit to me at this stage.
    Series name change to be called Aussie supercars??

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    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    That's an excellent point DK. They have arguably the best team, engineers and backers involved now. They are playing to win, ...and domintate with Mustang on a global stage. Nothing less will do.
    The series will only allow that to occur because of driver, team and strategy, not car.

    If Mustang is too successful they’ll try knoble it by forcing a retest of Aero.

    Hopefully we have a small advantage that can’t be found in the roll down test.
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    Norm, I watched in person the ZB's literally walk away from the FGX's at The Bend. It wasnt even close. Since then, DJRP had found something to claw back with to narrow the gap, but it was really up to Scott to be able to exploit this making no mistakes to gain any advantage what-so-ever.

    Over the break Triple 8 wil find more again so I at least hope the Mustang brings with it a larger window (than Falcon) of adjustment to gain an advantage. I still really dont like how it looks. I'm not warming to it at all. Looks aside, it will be easier to love if its winning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    Norm, I watched in person the ZB's literally walk away from the FGX's at The Bend. It wasnt even close. Since then, DJRP had found something to claw back with to narrow the gap, but it was really up to Scott to be able to exploit this making no mistakes to gain any advantage what-so-ever.

    Over the break Triple 8 wil find more again so I at least hope the Mustang brings with it a larger window (than Falcon) of adjustment to gain an advantage. I still really dont like how it looks. I'm not warming to it at all. Looks aside, it will be easier to love if its winning!
    I'm hoping that's what we'll get, a far more stable and tunable platform to work with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut King View Post
    Taking my Ford hat off for a moment to try look at things level headedly, but it's kind of an important test for the category. They've got Ford back, but if FP aren't happy with the adjustments they've had to make and Mustang is anything less than successful then Supercars as a category will have placed itself in a very poor position.

    The Ford they are playing with now are not the Ford that rolled over so frequently in the past. Let's hope shenanigans were kept to a minimum.
    yes DK very true, but it will be no different to the past but who politics best, Dane/GM or Penske/Ticky/Ford FP.
    We shall see race by race for for sure issues will come up/contested.
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