Ford Performance Racing has confirmed it will run the new model FG X Falcon in the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship.
The news was revealed after the factory team and long-time Ford stalwart Dick Johnson Racing helped Ford launch the new model this weekend at Bathurst with a demonstration of the new road car at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Work is well underway on the V8 Supercar version of the final Falcon, with both FPR and the newly-formed DJR Penske team expected to join forces in the homologation of the FG X.
“Public reaction to the FG X Falcon has been incredibly strong and it’s obvious just how much passion there is for the brand so it has been a pleasure to develop the final Falcon V8 Supercar,” said FPR team principal Tim Edwards.
“The FG has been a great car and a highly-successful one but it is time to update to the new model and we are working towards getting the FG X homologated and beginning testing.”
Recent reports that Ford is to pull the plug on its manufacturer backing next year remain unconfirmed, but DJR Penske team owner Roger Penske has hopes of building on his strong links with Ford in the US for 2016, while FPR and V8 Supercars are still optimistic of receiving some level of factory support.