The 2015 Australian V8 Supercars season will be the last of factory support for Ford, which has already announced plans to pull out of the race series at the end of the upcoming campaign.
Still, Ford appears like it’s ready to go out with a bang, with Prodrive Racing Australia offering up a video teaser of the all new 2015 Ford Falcon FG X that will compete on the Supercars circuit.
The Falcon will take part in several shake down tests in the coming weeks, as well as a full series test at Sydney Motorsport on Feb. 7-8 in preparation for the new season, according to a story on PaddockTalk.com.
The season opens at the end of February in the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Former Bathurst champions Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert, along with former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose — a former two-time V8 Supercars champion — are among those expected to drive the Falcon in 2015.
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Alex Marquez of Spain won the inaugural MotoGP #StayAtHomeGP Virtual Race as the world’s premier bike racing series followed other motorsports into online racing.
The #StayAtHomeGP, which was streamed Sunday on several platforms including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel, featured a field of 10 riders competing on their console gaming systems at home.
Francesco Bagnaia was the runner-up, and Maverick Vinales rounded out the podium.
INDYCAR iRACING: Sage Karam wins Watkins Glen opener
Defending MotoGP premier series champion Marc Marquez, the older brother of the rookie race winner and his teammate at Repsol Honda Team, finished fifth.
Here’s a recap of the race from the MotoGP site.
The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.
Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.
IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.