Triple F Racing

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Triple F Racing
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Debut 2009
Final Season 2013
Round wins0
Pole positions0
2012 position14th (1470 pts)

Triple F Racing was an Australian motor racing team that competed in the International V8 Supercars Championship between 2009 and 2013. The team was based on the Gold Coast in Queensland but continued to have strong links with the team's original home in Perth.

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In its final two years its Racing Entitlement Contract (REC) was leased to Dick Johnson Racing. At the end of 2012 the REC was returned to the issueing organisation, V8 Supercars Australia, formally ending its participation in V8 Supercar.

History

The team was formed by the West Australian Fiore racing family, with the team name referencing the three Fiore brothers Dean, Paul and Todd. The team raced out of Western Australia for many years running mainly in state level series in Formula Ford and Saloon Car racing. After the collapse of Team Kiwi Racing as a V8 Supercar team in early 2009, Triple F Racing was created to keep Dean Fiore, who had been racing the Holden VE Commodore utilising the Team Kiwi Racing REC, but the car was in essence a third car for the Paul Morris Motorsport team. Triple F Racing formally took over the car as of the Winton round of the 2009 series. In keeping with results achieved by second and/or third Paul Morris Motorsport supported vehicles, results were modest.

For the 2010 season, a Ford FG Falcon was acquired from Paul Cruikshank Racing and the team moved into their own workshop on the Gold Coast. [1] Dean Fiore moved up the grid in terms of performance with the later model car. The former VE Commodore was used by Paul and Todd Fiore in the second-tier Development Series until round 5 where the team debuted an ex Triple 8 BF Falcon, which was used for the rest of the season. [2] Michael Patrizi was the teams co-driver in the endurance races.

In 2011 season. the team continued with the FG Falcon, while the BF Falcon was used by the team in the V8 Supercar Development Series. Patrizi was retained as the teams endurance driver.

In 2012, the REC, Fiore and car moved to become a third Dick Johnson Racing entry. [3] Matt Halliday co-drove in the endurance events.

In 2013 the REC remained with Dick Johnson with Jonny Reid and later Chaz Mostert driving a new Ford FG Falcon, with Dean Fiore driving a Holden VF Commodore for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport. [4] [5] At the end of the season the REC was returned by Dick Johnson Racing, and after unsuccessfully trying to raise sponsorship for a 2014 campaign, was returned to V8 Supercars Australia. [6]

In addition to the V8 Supercar team, the original West Australian based Triple F Racing continued to support Paul Fiore racing Holden Commodore in Saloon Cars, and Todd Fiore in Formula Ford during the 2009 season.

Ford FG Falcon of Dean Fiore at the 2011 Clipsal 500 Ford FG Falcon of Dean Fiore.jpg
Ford FG Falcon of Dean Fiore at the 2011 Clipsal 500
Ford FG Falcon of Dean Fiore at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Ford FG Falcon of Dean Fiore 2012.JPG
Ford FG Falcon of Dean Fiore at the 2012 Clipsal 500

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

YearNo.CarDriversPositionLaps
2009 12 Holden Commodore VE Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dean Fiore
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Troy Bayliss
DNF59
2010 12 Ford Falcon FG Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dean Fiore
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Patrizi
DNF56
2011 12Ford Falcon FG Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dean Fiore
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Patrizi
20th160
2012 12Ford Falcon FG Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dean Fiore
Flag of New Zealand.svg Matthew Halliday
22nd147

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References

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  2. "Fiore brothers to fight for Fujitsu V8 entry". Speedcafe. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
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