Successful shakedown for new Ford GT 3 cars

Date posted on May 17, 2011 · Published by Mark Goddard

The team took delivery of the new Ford GT3 cars at Sepang from car builders Matech and the cars did not miss a beat over a three day shakedown test. The car, which owes its hereditary to the iconic Le Mans winning GT40, will be a competitive addition to this year’s GT Asia Series.

The car ran in the hands of Frank Yu and Samson Chan who will race in the GT Asia Series. The team’s test driver, ex-Minardi F1 pilot and A1GP winner, Alex Yoong, drove both cars to undertake some set-up work. “The cars did not miss a beat which is a testament to the great job Matech did building the cars to a very tight schedule” reported Craft Eurasia’s Mark Goddard. “We are very happy with the support we have received from Matech and we are confident the car will competitive at the first GT Asia event which will held at the Sepang AFOS event on May 28-29”.

The cars are powered by a 5 litre Ford V8 engine mated to a six speed Hewland gearbox. The car has been successful in FIA GT in Europe and should continue that success in the GT Asia Series. Over thirty entries have been received for the first race which will make it a not to be missed event.