Supercars votes in new Gen3 testing guidelines

The Gen3 Ford Mustang at Adelaide. Pic: Provided

SUPERCARS groups will be capable to break up their pre-season testing of automobiles throughout completely different dates in a rule change geared toward serving to navigate the Gen3 rush.

Beforehand, a crew can be required to run all of its automobiles at any given take a look at day (or a minimum of have it counted in that method).

Nevertheless, with a race towards the clock to construct the Gen3 grid, every of the 25 full-time automobiles will likely be allotted a person shakedown and take a look at for use when desired.

The transfer comes following a Supercars Fee assembly this week and is pertinent provided that a number of groups are near ending their first automobile, so is not going to have to attend till their full fleet is full earlier than hitting the observe.

A further rule change has seen the 60km distance restrict eliminated altogether from the pre-season shakedown, that means most laps might be accomplished.

The February 22 all-in take a look at at Sydney Motorsport Park is continuing, making for 3 days of operating for every Supercar previous to the Thrifty Newcastle 500 on March 10-12.

“This choice permits for flexibility and equity for all 25 entries forward of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship and has the help of groups in pit lane,” stated Supercars CEO Shane Howard.

There will likely be 14 Chevrolet Camaros on the grid at Newcastle. Pic: Provided

“The transfer to Gen3 autos is the most important change within the historical past of the game for drivers, engineers and groups.

“It was agreed that this format would enable every driver most time behind the wheel of their new Supercars previous to racing them for the primary time, and wouldn’t give any crew an unfair benefit within the testing section.

“Some groups are already able the place they might be capable to conduct shakedown and testing as initially scheduled, whereas others should not because of a number of components.

“Every crew has completely different enterprise fashions and provide applications. It can’t be assumed each Crew can have all the required componentry on the identical time to cater for its whole squad.

“This new testing schedule ensures every Supercar and every driver can get the required observe time they want previous to the primary occasion of the Gen3 period from 10-12 March.

“Groups are supporting this transfer to a versatile testing program that ensures everybody has the flexibility to get on observe and take a look at the brand new Supercars sufficiently and equally previous to Newcastle.”

The Blanchard Racing Crew is poised to develop into the primary crew to finish a Gen3 shakedown, on February 1 at Winton Motor Raceway.

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