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Mostert Mustang uncovered for Ford homecoming

WALKINSHAW Andretti United has unveiled the Mustang Supercar in which Chaz Mostert will make his Ford homecoming.

Mostert was long a Blue Oval protégé, rising through Ford Performance Racing’s Super2 program and into the main game, via a stop at Dick Johnson Racing.

It was with FPR (now Tickford Racing) that Mostert won the first of his two Bathurst 1000 crowns, a stunning last-to-first drive with Paul Morris in 2014.

The 30-year-old left Tickford for WAU at the end of 2019, only for the former factory Holden team to defect to Ford for the first year of Gen3.

“The Mobil 1 Optus Racing #25 looks so good, I’m a big fan of clean liveries, so I think it looks awesome and the GT stripes top it off,” Mostert said.

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“It’s amazing to be returning to the blue oval, that first lap will feel like a bit of a homecoming I think, so I’m really looking forward to ramping up to Newcastle.

“Two things have made this possible though, our amazing team who have worked non-stop lately, right through the ‘off-season’ to make sure we have a car to race, and the support of our partners, who have all been incredible.

“To be representing Mobil 1 in their 30th year with the team in 2023 is an honour, and to keep saying Yes with Optus into the future is amazing. I just can’t wait to drive it now.”

WAU’s maiden track day running Fords will come a day later than expected, with the team today confirming it has moved its shakedown for both cars back to Wednesday February 15 at Winton Motor Raceway.

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That hasn’t taken the shine off the day for team principal Bruce Stewart, with the sister car of Nick Percat launched earlier this evening.

“It’s a huge day for our team as we pull the covers off both our Ford Mustang GTs, and the Mobil 1 Optus Racing #25 looks amazing,” said Stewart.

“An immense amount of work has gone into these cars from all our team, which we are thankful of, so their hard work has gotten us here today.

“The hard work doesn’t stop here, we’ve got a big few weeks ahead of us, but we’re up for the challenge.”

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