News Media Release April 9, 2024 (Comments off) (187)

Mustang GT4 Set for Debut

The highly anticipated Australian racing debut of the all-new Mustang GT4 is set for the iconic Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend, April 12-14.

The event, marking the third round of the 2024 Shannons SpeedSeries, will see Ford Australia celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Mustang.

The event, named the Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island, will feature car club displays, owner parade laps, and special ticket offers exclusively for Mustang owners, creating a thrilling atmosphere for racing fans and Mustang enthusiasts.

Andrew and George Miedecke, renowned in the racing and automotive industry, are the proud owners of the new Mustang racer.

As proprietors of a highly successful Ford dealership, their passion for high-performance vehicles and the Blue Oval is unmatched.

The addition of the Mustang GT4 to their collection underscores their commitment to Australian motorsport. The car will be driven in the Monochrome GT4 Australia series by 38-year-old George, a seasoned racer who recently won the Bathurst 6-Hour.

Joining him is 17-year-old Rylan Gray, who is also competing in a Mustang Supercar for Tickford Racing in the Super2 Championship this year.

“I’ve been associated with Ford for decades across my racing career,” said Andrew Miedecke.

“And this new Ford Mustang speaks to me, the engineering and build quality is amazing.

“Multimatic have built a car that is designed to be economical to run, easy to repair and I think will suit the driving styles of Aussie racing drivers.”

Entered in the ultra-competitive Silver Cup class of Monochrome GT4 Australia, George and Rylan Gray make one of the more competitive pairings announced for 2024.

“I haven’t stopped grinning since we confirmed this program,” said George Miedecke.

“I love racing V8s, and as Dealer Principal of our successful Ford dealership, this makes so much sense.

“Coming off winning the Bathurst 6 Hour I feel like I am driving as well as I have in a long time, and to be paired with Rylan is exciting.

“I’m also proud to be renewing my partnership with Lubrimaxx, a brand that first supported me 17 years ago now.”

Rylan Gray, son of successful racer Jeremy, has hit the headlines this year as the top-placed Rookie at the opening round of the 2024 Super2 Series at Bathurst and is poised to have a successful year.

“When the opportunity came up, I grabbed it with both hands,” said Gray.

“We’ve been friends with the Miedecke family for a long time and we all get along so well.

“Competitive racing in a car as nice as the new Ford GT4 is always helpful for my development and I’m sure it will pay dividends in the Super2 car.

“I’ve previously driven a GT4 at the Nürburgring, so I know what I’m in for – and I can’t wait!”

Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, highlighted the significance of the Mustang and the excitement surrounding its GT4 racing version’s Australian debut.

“The Mustang holds a special place in the hearts of racing enthusiasts worldwide, and seeing the GT4 version on Australian tracks is truly a momentous occasion,” said Rushbrook.

“We are proud to be part of the global expansion of Mustang in motorsport.”

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