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Marcos Ambrose images have been posted on my Facebook link below, or click on below image. 27th November 2014. Testing day with DJR.

 

Marcos Ambrose gives the Xbox Falcon its final test before the Sydney NRMA 500 at Queensland Raceway.
Marcos Ambrose has worked hard with his DJR crew developing the brand new Xbox Falcon at three outings over the last week.
A lot of work has gone into making Ambrose comfortable in the Xbox Falcon.
Next stop for the Xbox DJR Falcon is the street circuit at Sydney's Olympic Park.

 


 

Media Release 28.11.14

DJR and Marcos Ambrose race ready for Sydney NRMA 500.

The new Xbox / DJR FG Falcon of Marcos Ambrose completed a rigorous testing program at Queensland Raceway on Thursday in preparation for the Sydney NRMA 500. Although Ambrose has only been back in the country for a week, after finishing his 2014 NASCAR campaign in the USA, he has already completed a media launch and ride day at Lakeside, followed by two full test days at QR.

In between, Ambrose has been at the DJR team headquarters at Staplyton, south of Brisbane, working with the DJR engineers and mechanics. With limited testing opportunities available for all V8 Supercar teams, Dick Johnson Racing was able to dedicate two of its four day 2014 allocation specifically to Marcos and the Xbox Falcon.

Ambrose is pleased with progress and feels that the tests and 500km Sydney event is the best way he could build up for the full 2015 V8 Supercars Championship, which begins at the Clipsal 500 in February.

Speaking after the completion of the final test, Ambrose said Really the hardest part to get comfortable with is [to] get the brake zone deep enough. Im learning the new shifter as well, the sequential box something new for me.

Im impressed by the comfort of the Xbox Falcon, the car feels pretty comfortable to hustle around the track here. Its been hot every day weve been out in the car, so the grip levels not there but the speed will come when we get good track condition.

Its been a big effort for this team to build this car up to stretch the staff to their thinnest level to try and run three cars at Homebush is not going to be easy. But I think its definitely worth it for me as a driver and as a team just getting used to me, and me getting to know the guys.

Its going to be a jump in the deep end, [Ill] just try to survive Sydney. Ambrose added. But Im learning all of that stuff that I wont need to when I get to Clipsal. So its certainly fast-tracking our 2015 campaign.

The team will now focus on final preparation of the Xbox Falcon together with the #16 and #17 Fords before heading to Sydney early next week.


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