Supercars formally homologates Gen3 Mustang, Camaro

Supercars formally homologates Gen3 Mustang, Camaro

The homologation of the next-gen automobiles comes on the eve of the brand new season which kicks off in Newcastle on Friday.

It additionally follows last-ditch efforts to paritise the 2 automobiles, together with a re-run of VCAT aero homologation testing in Temora just last week, after Ford raised issues.

The outcome was a tweak to the Camaro to bring the aero balance to the front and therefore more in line with the Mustang.

There have additionally been points discovering parity between the 2 new motors, nonetheless that work is anticipated to proceed into the season as soon as extra actual world information has been collated.

“As a part of upholding the integrity of the championship, all events will proceed to work collectively to evaluation information and the relative efficiency of our new autos,” mentioned Supercars CEO Shane Howard.

“This can be a prerequisite for the continuing success of the class, which falls beneath the parity evaluation system which has been in place for greater than 20 years.

“The homologation groups, producer representatives and Supercars labored in partnership to realize this purpose, leading to over 2200 kilometres of working, undertaken throughout each manufacturers throughout the VCAT validation testing final week.

“The Temora testing offered all events with a excessive degree of confidence, and we now look ahead to the Thrifty Newcastle 500 this weekend with a totally reset and re-energised championship.

“We’re excited to start the subsequent chapter of our sport this weekend on the Thrifty Newcastle 500, and constructing upon our repute as what’s arguably the world’s greatest Touring Automotive championship.”

The homologation of the 2 fashions comes as welcome information to Perry Kapper from Ford homologation staff Dick Johnson Racing and Jeromy Moore from GM homologation staff Triple Eight, who’ve spearheaded the event of the Gen3 platform.

“Our thanks go to Supercars and everybody concerned for his or her dedication and energy within the Gen3 improvement course of,” mentioned Kapper.

“We are going to proceed to work with Supercars all year long for any further updates.

“The aerodynamic testing final week, and the changes made, give us confidence that we will go to the primary occasion in Newcastle with our Ford Mustangs able to combat, to see the automobiles grid up and listen to the revs rise, earlier than the lights exit on this new chapter in Supercars’ historical past.”

Moore added: “Throughout your entire VCAT validation at Temora, the 2 homologation groups and Supercars workers labored very effectively collectively, in an open and collaborative method, to realize the widespread purpose.

“With over 70 runs and all through the 4 days we’ve got confidence we’ve got come away with automobiles equal in measured downforce and drag.

“Now it’s time to go racing and will the very best staff win.”

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