1:18 Biante - Ford Falcon FGX Supercar - Shell V-Power Racing 2017 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint Twinset (DJRTP's first 1-2 Finish) #12/#17 Drivers: Fabian Coulthard / Scott McLaughlin
Presented in display box packaging with a signed Certificate of Authenticity by Fabian, Scott and Dick Johnson.
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Biante Model Cars are very pleased to present the 1:18 Scale Shell V-Power Racing Ford Falcon FGX Twinset featuring the cars driven by Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin to take out a 1-2 finish in Race 4 at the 2017 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint.
2017 Was always going to be a big year for DJR Team Penske / Shell V-Power Racing. With the recruitment of young gun Scott McLaughlin to partner Fabian Coulthard for the year, all eyes were on the team and both drivers to start delivering Ford fans some much craved success in the new season.
With promising performances at the Clipsal 500 and a dominant weekend from the team at the non-championship Australian Grand Prix event, all eyes turned to Tasmania. The attention was warranted because the team delivered on their early season form and it was in the Apple Isle where Coulthard delivered the team their first championship race win under the DJR Team Penske / Shell V-Power Racing banner. It was also Coulthard's first championship win personally for the team with team mate McLaughlin finishing in second place to secure the team's first championship race 1-2 finish. As memorable as that was, the icing on the cake was Australian Motorsport icon Dick Johnson accepting the teams trophy on the podium with both his drivers, a moment that Ford fans have been waiting a long time to see.
The significance of the 1-2 finish wasn't lost on the record books. The last time the popular Ford team secured a 1-2 finish in a championship race was at Lakeside in 1998, almost 20 years ago! The race win also ended a 118 championship race win drought for DJR Team Penske with Coulthard breaking his own 66 championship race win drought despite numerous podiums in between.
Coulthard was ecstatic with the win; "It's a pretty special thing to win, and even better when your team mate is right there alongside you on the podium. It was a pretty dominant performance, we worked well as a team with our pit stops and strategy. I didn't get impeded by stacking at any stage, and it shows the camaraderie within the team. It doesn't matter which car wins, as long as one of them does. I don't think we could have ended the day any better than what we did. To take the team's first Championship win is very special. It's an iconic team, and we have some pretty special people here. Roger is wrapped, Dick has a smile a mile wide and it's good times."
In his first year with the team, McLaughlin also appreciated the moment; "I'm stoked, just so happy for everyone at Shell V-Power Racing Team. It's a pretty special day, for me, for Fabian, Dick, Ludo and all the team. When you get a call at the back of the podium from Roger Penske, you've had a pretty good day! We'll move on and move forward from here. This is a special day, and we'll never forget it."
Biante Model Cars are very pleased to announce this special commemorative twinset, a rarity in this scale from us. The models will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts other than the boot featuring high detail throughout. Presented in premium display box packaging, the twinset will also include an exclusive numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by Fabian, Scott and Dick Johnson.