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 by 38-year-old George, a seasoned racer who recently won the Bathurst 6-Hour. Joining him is 17-year-old Rylan Grey, who is also competing in a Mustang Supercar for Tickford Racing in the Super2 Championship this year.

“The arrival of our Mustang GT4 marks a new era of Ford Performance in Australia, and we are thrilled that Miedecke Motorsport will showcase its capabilities on the track,” said Andrew Miedecke, expressing enthusiasm about being the first to own a Mustang GT4 in Australia. “This car embodies the spirit of performance and passion that defines the Mustang legacy. As Ford dealers, we’re also excited about the 60th anniversary celebrations and are looking forward to the seventh-generation Mustang arriving on Australian roads later this year.”

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

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