Ambrose Back For Ford

DJR and Penske sign a V8 Superdeal….

Ambros and Johnson

Photo Courtesy of ABC News

In a major development for V8 Supercars, and what would seem a great shot in the arm for Dick Johnson Racing, Roger Penske, Marcos Ambrose and Dick Johnson have outlined the basic operation that will attack the V8 Supercars Championship next year.

VIA teleconference with Australian and US press the details of the new alliance was revealed last week.

Penske will take 51 percent of the new company while Dick Johnson we remain to head it up with Penske General manager Ryan Story.

Other key personnel will be injected into the team for the 2015 season, with Marcos Ambrose taking over as lead driver. He will pilot the number 17 DJR Falcon. A second driver is yet to be announced.

The deal has come at the right time for Ambrose, as he was ready to return to Australia after a successful stint in the US in Nascar. He last drove in V8 Supercars for the Stone Brothers Ford team in 2005, having won the championship for Ford in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

Fans will remember the Ambrose / Murphy coming together in the 2005 Bathurst 1000 at Mt. Panorama, ending the chances for both drivers in that years big race, with Mark Skaife, who was out in front at the time, going on to win.

Murphy said of the incident.  “He’s got an ego problem that we all know about and it reared its ugly head again, and I’m just not going to put up with it.”

While Ambrose said after the race. “Greg’s probably going to blame me, because he tends to blame everyone but himself for these kinds of incidents. I knew that I was already 99% past him, I gave him a car-length and a half to go two-wide up into The Cutting, and I just got clean wiped out.”

An excerpt from the crash is seen in the video below. Holden fans will always blame Ambrose while Ford fans believe Murphy caused the collision.


  1. Well Well Marcus Farcus eh?
    Gonna have another crack at it .
    I noticed you have been practicin’ to drive since the last bout of mountain madness you had, but haven’t heard any fighting lessons to be had.
    Its alright, I got a little mate from across the Tasman who is more than keen to give you a few pointers.
    Finally, I hope you and dick are Penski file material, as it might be just the leg up that the blue oval needs to at least be competitive again. As much as ford is my natural born enemy, I cant have you kicked to the kerb by the international invaders. So well done Farcus, I mean Marcus. Good to have you back turnin left and right again and bringin’ the Penski file , not only for ford , for the oldest Bevan around Dick Johnson.

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