GLENN SETON FALCON SET FOR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL

Prodrive's ex-Glenn Seton Falcon. Pic: Supplied

A FORD Falcon BA driven by Glenn Seton in the V8 Supercars Championship is set to make an appearance at the famed Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK next month.

The car was fielded by Ford Performance Racing for Seton during 2003 and ’04; the first two years after UK engineering company Prodrive’s buyout of Glenn Seton Racing.

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While Prodrive onsold the now Tickford Racing branded team to Rod Nash and Rusty French in 2012, it bought the Falcon in 2019 to add to the museum at its Banbury headquarters.

Seton in action at Symmons Plains in 2004. Pic: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith

FPR had sold the FPR BA02 chassis at the end of 2004 to Britek Motorsport, which campaigned it for various drivers across the next three seasons.

It then spent several years in the Development Series with Sieders Racing before being acquired and restored by Jared Lovie, who eventually sold it back to Prodrive.

Seton opens up on selling GSR to Prodrive and the problems that plagued FPR during his two seasons there as a driver in ‘Seto: The Official Racing History of Glenn Seton’.

The 320-page collectors’ book is now available in the V8 Sleuth Bookshop.

The FPR Falcon will be on static display at Goodwood and form part of a large contingent of Prodrive machinery.

That includes a selection of rally cars, its current Dakar contender, a 2020 Aston Martin GTE and a BAR Honda Formula 1 car from the period in which Prodrive ran the team.

Prodrive’s Falcon won’t be the only V8 Supercar at Goodwood, as Ford and Team Penske will field its Ford Mustang-bodied DJR FG19 chassis at the event.

It will tackle the hillclimb course with Ford global CEO Jim Farley at the wheel. Farley has already tested the car in private ahead of the event on July 8-11.