OCTOBER 3, 2005
Stoddart decides on V8s!
Paul Stoddart's Oz Jet company is to sponsor the second Ford Performance Racing Falcon for the remainder of the year, starting at this weekend's Bathurst 1000. The OzJet logo will be featured across the sides of the Ford Credit FPR Falcon being driven by Greg Ritter and Cameron McLean.
"Despite having spent most of my time outside Australia in the past 20 years I have always been a keen observer of the Australian racing scene and have noted the enormous growth of V8 Supercars in recent years," says Stoddart. "Like lots of people in the F1 Paddock, I've been an avid watcher of the V8 Supercars at Albert Park during the Australian Grand Prix. I did a bit of production saloon racing in Oz in the late 1970s but my most vivid recollections of that era are of seeing Allan Moffat and Peter Brock racing each other at Bathurst. I'm thrilled that this new association between OzJet and Ford Performance Racing will kick off at that famous venue and then extend to the final three rounds of the V8 Supercar series."
OzJet is planning to begin services between Melbourne and Sydney with eight flights a day in each direction. The airline will start with three 737s, with plans to expand the fleet to up to 12 aircraft and services to Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane by mid-2006.
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