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Remaining S5000 chassis arrive in Australia

All 14 S5000 chassis are now on Australian soil following the arrival of the final nine tubs from the United States.

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Remaining S5000 chassis arrive in Australia

The nine new Onroak-Ligier chassis join both the original car that's been here since last year, and the other four that were delivered back in March this year, at the Garry Rogers Motorsport workshop in Melbourne. 

The full fleet of chassis will now be built into fully-fledged S5000 cars, complete with a 560-horsepower V8 engine, ahead of the debut of the series at Sandown this September.

“It’s fantastic to see the remaining nine tubs arrive in Melbourne, on schedule and ready for our team to start to piece together,” said GRM owner Barry Rogers.

“We’ve been working hard and smart behind the scenes in preparation for this. Now with all of the tubs in place, we can start to bring them to life. It’s a mammoth task, but everyone is going at a million miles and hour to get it done.

“While we have completed as much of the manufacturing as we can in-house, we are also using a number of trusted suppliers who have been working just as hard to get us to this point.

“Every time we put the Valvoline-liveried S5000 out on the track, we get a great reaction. It’s it going to be amazing to have all of these out on track to bring back a ‘hero’ open-wheel class of racing to Australia.”

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Author Andrew van Leeuwen