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Ford, Supercars ramp up engine testing

DICK Johnson Racing has lobbed at Queensland Raceway today as Supercars’ pre-season engine testing program continues.

Having completed wind tunnel aero testing in the United States, the focus has turned to ensuring engine parity.

That is revolving around torque sensors for now, with an initial day at Southport Airfield followed by DJR and PremiAir Racing heading to QR earlier this month.

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Today’s testing will centre around Ford homologation squad DJR and its engine options.

“Effectively this an extension of the previous two days of torque testing,” Supercars general manager of motorsport Tim Edwards explained to the category’s official website.

“We were at Southport (Airfield) in December then we did some competitive work between the two makes at Queensland Raceway with torque sensors.

“In effect, DJR have got two different specifications of engine, and on the same car with the same torque sensor on the same day, they’re going to get some comparative running.”

Edwards noted DJR, which has taken over as the Ford control engine supplier, made some changes following the previous QR visit.

“Out of that, DJR refined a couple of things, and the best way to validate the differences between the specs was to do an engine change in the middle of the day to validate the differences, allowing them to refine what will be the spec engine for Ford teams in 2024,” he said.

Also at QR today are Triple Eight for a shakedown of its two new Camaros, and Matt Stone Racing which is running a rookie test for Cameron Hill.

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