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Remember this? Triple Eight’s unique Sandman Supercar? It’s back on track tomorrow during their test day at Queensland Raceway. It became the test mule for Holden’s short-lived V6 turbo project in 2017, but has not turned a wheel since that year’s Bathurst 1000, where Greg Murphy undertook demonstration laps. (See the Video Below)
Now converted back to V8-power, Triple Eight will perform a shakedown with it on Thursday before it returns to ride car duties, while also working with Supercars on engine development.
Craig Lowndes is slated to do the bulk of the laps in the Sandman, although Shane van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup and Garth Tander will also be on hand and may too get behind the wheel.
“We’ve got some decent ride days coming up, so we need to make sure it’s bug-free,” Triple Eight manager Mark Dutton told Supercars.com.
“For us it’s mainly a shakedown, but Supercars want to do some engine work with it as well, so we’ll be letting them have a play with it too.
“The ECU package has been upgraded, which [Supercars engine delegate] Craig [Hasted] has developed with Motec and also [Triple Eight engine supplier] KRE.
“From our side we need to make sure that all works smoothly.”
Velocity Magazine will be on hand at the QR test day with photos and more, also on track testing will be the Shell V-Power Racing Team and Matt Stone Racing.
Main Photo: Supercars.com
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