New V8-powered open wheel racer handed over to Supercars team …
STORY: V8 SLEUTH
S5000 has released video of an onboard lap of the V8-powered machine lapping Winton Motor Raceway.
The car completed a test day at the Victorian track as part of the handover to the series’ new technical partner, Garry Rogers Motorsport.
The Supercars squad takes over the projectfrom Borland Racing Developments, who completed the design and development work on the final iteration of the S5000 racer.
Tim Macrow once again completed driving duties, the test has focussed on the new production components that will be utilised to build the first batch of cars.
Ride with Macrow as he completes a lap of Winton during the test!
“Today was all about an official hand over from Borland Racing Developments, and it has been a seamless transition,” GRM’s Barry Rogers said.
“Mike Borland brought the car up here to Winton and we are taking it back to our race shop in Dandenong.
“Moving forward, Michael will stay involved in the project. His experience and what he has done is quite incredible, and with our big workforce at GRM, we will be able to take the production of the components for the 14 cars to the next level.
“The motivation behind the test was for a smooth hand over, and that’s how it all played out. Tim Macrow completed enough laps to give our engineers an idea of what we need to know and what these cars require.
“Since announcing our technical lead on the category two weeks ago, a lot has happened already. We’ve had a number of phone hook-ups with chassis builder Onroak, and the first four tubs are not far away from being sea freighted.
“We have the jigs, drawings and all the facility to make the fabricated parts. It’s a big project to coordinate with all of the various inputs, but one we’re really looking forward to.”
S5000 is scheduled to make its debut as a racing category at the opening round of the 2019 Shannons Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Purchasing or leasing enquiries for S5000 are to be directed to Garry Rogers Motorsport on +61 3 9793 6933.