Walkinshaw Andretti United has confirmed its switch of manufacturers to run Ford Mustangs with the introduction of the Gen3 regulations in 2023.
The team, which currently runs Holden ZB Commodores for Chaz Mostert and Nick Percat, will field Mustangs with the altered look of the 2023 S650 update on Ford’s version of the Gen3 Supercar.
Walkinshaw Andretti United has a long association with Holden, running the manufacturer’s factory-backed entries under the Holden Racing Team name between 1990 and 2016, dominating the category in the late 1990s and early 2000s with multiple championship wins for Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife.
“Today marks a new era for Walkinshaw Andretti United, one we are extremely excited about,” says team director Ryan Walkinshaw.
“For over three decades we have gone head-to-head in competition with Ford, but joining forces with them for Gen3 was the clear direction forward.
“We are extremely proud of our history with Holden over such a long period of time, that is something we will always be grateful for. We will wear the Holden badge with pride right up until their final race in Supercars at the end of 2022. But now it’s time for change, it’s time for a new chapter.
“Walkinshaw Andretti United is a business with three international branches, and all three share history with Ford, my mum even met my dad while he was racing a Ford Capri in the British Touring Car Championship. To have manufacturer support once again is essential for our race team and the goals we have, and we thank Ford for their trust in us.
“For now, our short-term focus remains on 2022, continuing what we’ve started, and finishing our current chapter on a high.”
It will be a return to Ford for Mostert, who started his career at Dick Johnson Racing before joining Ford Performance Racing, while Nick Percat will drive a Ford for the first time in Supercars after a long association with Holden.