Vermeulen tests V8 supercar

Aussie ace takes a spin in Ford Falcon racer

By Tim Skilton on Wed, 12 Dec 2007 - 10:12

AUSSIE MOTOGP star Chris Vermeulen has recently tested on four wheels, as well as two, with a few high-speed laps in a Ford Falcon V8 Supercar.

The drive took place at Winton Motor Raceway in North-Eastern Victoria this week, a track Vermeulen last raced at in 1999 during the Australian Superbike Championship.

The Suzuki MotoGP racer, who's also a big American car fanatic, jumped into the driver's seat for eight laps, before returning to the pits for further discussion of the Ford with Chief Engineer Geoff Slater.

"Braking is the biggest surprise. For something that's around nine-times heavier than a MotoGP racer, the stopping performance is amazing. Finding the right line was very tricky as I didn't know where the front left was on the track!"

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