Mosler To Australia
This was a plan hatched at, or before, the Bathurst 24 Hours.
man managing the Rollcentre effort at that event, Ralf Rupprecht,
told us then (in conversation with Martin Short): “I want
to run a Mosler in the Nations Cup, but in fact we have three parties
who want to run them. I want our car to be the official Mosler entry,
with two others as the customer cars – but I need to talk
to Mr. Mosler first! We’re pretty close to sorting out sponsors,
Two months later and
one Mosler is confirmed for the Nations Cup in Australia, with Dale
Brede driving, entered by Rupprecht Motorsport – and a debut
lined up for the opening meeting at Adelaide on March 18-21.
This is a brand new chassis,
and it is expected to arrive in Australia by airfreight in the next
fortnight. It was built at the Mosler facility in Florida, and is
currently undergoing “detail completion” at Martin Short’s
Rollcentre workshop in the UK.
Ross Palmer, Executive
Chairman of Nations Cup and Bathurst 24-Hour organiser PROCAR Australia,
welcomed the Mosler as another significant step in the growth of
the series, which is about to start its fifth season. “Last
year we had Peter Brock and two 7.0 litre Holden Monaros come into
Nations Cup and now I’m very pleased to welcome Ralf Rupprecht
Motorsport, Dale Brede and the fabulous Mosler MT900R.
has advised PROCAR a second Mosler is a big chance,” continued
Palmer, “and I’m expecting confirmation of at least
two more new GT cars from other teams in the next few weeks.”
A Ferrari 550 perhaps?
“I am committed
to doing everything in my power to ensure that Ralf and I give this
car a winning debut season Down Under,” said Dale Brede.