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How GT4 Mustang stacks up with production version

FORD’S new GT4 Mustang made its mark on debut Down Under, taking two wins to go with a world-first pole position last weekend.

Sharing the driving duties at Phillip Island were Australian motorsport veteran George Miedecke and Tickford teen prodigy Rylan Gray, with the latter responsible for the pole lap.

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The outing came just a fortnight after Gray raced a production class Mustang in the Bathurst 6 Hour, and the 17-year-old noticed a contrast between the two versions of the cars.

“It’s quite different, to be honest,” he told the Motorsport News Podcast.

“You drive the production car and it’s a lot of horsepower and no grip because of the different tyres and then you jump in the brand-new GT4 car and it’s pretty amazing to drive.

“It all went pretty good, the car was good. It was a pretty magical weekend to be honest, everything sort of fell in line.”

The opportunity for Gray, which he hopes will extend through the rest of the GT4 Australia season, came courtesy of a long-standing relationship between his father Jeremy and Miedecke.

“My dad raced V8 Utes probably 10 years ago now and he raced against George back then and they became good friends through that and just stayed in touch,” explained Rylan.

“So when the opportunity arose to drive with him, obviously we grabbed it with both hands and it was fantastic, especially to be associated with Ford for the weekend was pretty cool.”

Next up on the GT4 Australia calendar is The Bend Motorsport Park on May 31 to June 2.

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