Johnson first to drive new Gen3 Mustang

04 Oct 2022
Supercars legend to steer new car in Bathurst
2 mins by James Pavey

Dick Johnson will become the first person to drive the new Gen3 Ford Mustang in Bathurst.

The Ford legend will get behind the wheel of the new car on Thursday.

The three-time Bathurst winner’s team is the homologation squad for the Blue Oval.

The car will undergo a world-first reveal at Mount Panorama on Thursday.

Johnson, whose team has won the Great Race four times, will then turn laps in the car.

The new car will be revealed in pit lane at 12:30pm on Thursday.

The reveal and first laps will be aired live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Johnson also lapped the current Gen2 Mustang at the Adelaide 500 in 2019.

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He also drove a Mustang Supercar at Queensland Raceway in May with son Steven and grandson Jett.

Johnson, a Supercars Hall of Famer, won his 30 career races in Fords.

"My team and I have been racing Fords for more than 40 years," Johnson said.


"We are very proud representatives of and ambassadors for the Blue Oval.

"We have been working extremely hard on making this car the best it can possibly be over the last couple of years.

"To be the first person in the world to drive it after all of that work is fantastic.

"Any chance to drive around Mount Panorama is incredible, but to do it in Ford’s latest race car is an opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up.

"I can’t wait to drive the Mustang and see the fans across the top of the Mountain, it’s going to be very special indeed."

Johnson's team will record its 1000th ATCC/Supercars race start on Sunday.

It will be the first team to achieve the feat, with both Shell V-Power Racing Team Mustangs carrying a tribute livery.

Anton De Pasquale and Tony D'Alberto will also carry the #100 in celebration of sponsor Repco's centenary.

Cars will hit the track at Mount Panorama for Practice 1 on Thursday.

Tickets for the Repco Bathurst 1000 are available on Supercars.com and Ticketek.

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