DJR Team Penske makes progress testing

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 23/04/2015
  • By V8 Supercars/DJR Team Penske

DJR Team Penske has declared today's test at Queensland Raceway productive, and while Marcos Ambrose did not get behind the wheel of the FG X Falcon, he will drive at the team's ride day in Perth on May 4.

Scott Pye steered the car for the day, as the team looked to improve the vehicle ahead of the Perth SuperSprint, which begins Friday next week.

Managing Director Ryan Story intimated there just was not enough time to have Ambrose steer the car, as DJR Team Penske worked through an extensive program on-track.

"Marcos played an important role today and will be able to give the car a run at our ride day in Perth on Monday week," Story said.

Adam DeBorre from Prodrive Racing, who manages the technical alliance between the Ford teams and engineered Chaz Mostert at the team in 2013 (ad currently engineers him at PRA this season), joined the DJR Team Penske technical group, and Story credited him as offering valuable insight.

The single car team is looking to align its FG X more closely with the race winning Prodrive Falcons.

"The test has been a productive day. We had an extensive program to get through and managed to complete it late in the day," Story said.

"Scott was in the car for the full day and the DJR Team Penske crew analysed each run as the changes were made to the car...

"There are some encouraging signs and we are now looking forward to going racing in Perth."

Pye will contest the event at Barbagallo Raceway in the repaired Falcon from the Australian Grand Prix, as part of the team's rolling chassis plan.

The team will be joined by big boss Roger Penske in Perth, and the V8 Supercar will wear a Penske aligned brand for the first time in MTU.

Erebus Motorsport also hit the track today with Ash Walsh behind the wheel for a rookie day.

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