Defending Supercars champion Mark Winterbottom is pleased with his new chassis after a successful shakedown at Winton today.
Winterbottom told supercars.com it was always important to run a new car before a championship event, given the chance of niggling issues. Fortunately for the championship leader, his new Ford Falcon FG X ran smoothly with no problems.
The team was met with wintry conditions, but Winterbottom was able to run on a dry track for part of the 60km shakedown.
"The track was pretty greasy and stuff but probably the main thing is that the guys did a great job," Winterbottom said.
"We do these shakedowns as a precaution but the way it ran we probably could have rolled right out at Darwin.