Former Supercars privateer to race Ford SuperUte

  • ECB SuperUtes Series
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  • 12/10/2018
  • By Supercars.com

Former Supercars privateer Richard Mork will drive Ranger Racing's second Ford in the last two rounds of the ECB SuperUtes Series.

The Ranger made its debut at Bathurst last weekend with David Sieders, who finished fourth for the round.

Mork will take over for the Gold Coast and Newcastle events that conclude the inaugural season, alongside Christopher Formosa.

Now 71, Mork raced sporadically as a privateer in the late 1990s, making Bathurst 1000 starts in 1998, '99 and 2000 in ex-Perkins Commodores.

He subsequently raced in what's now the Dunlop Super2 Series, now-defunct Touring Car Challenge and, more recently, V8 Utes.

After testing the Ranger today at Luddenham Raceway in New South Wales, Mork said he has a "passion for racing that is stronger than ever, and is excited for this new experience".

Team owner Michael Formosa said: "It'll be great to have Morky around.

"He's good fun and hopefully he can keep up with Sieders' pace and show the crowd what our second ute is made of."

Sieders himself was a last-minute replacement at Bathurst for Chelsea Angelo and Matt Nolan.

In another change for the 13-car Gold Coast field, Toyota 86 Racing Series driver Luke Van-Herwaarde is set to pilot the second Western Sydney Motorsport Hilux that made its debut at Bathurst with Charlotte Poynting.

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