Gen3 is as close to parity between the new Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang as feasible after just three events.
That’s the view of Supercars head of motorsport Adrian Burgess, who has led Gen3’s protracted and problem-plagued development.
In the latest PARKED UP PLUS podcast, Burgess breaks his silence on the parity debate, outlining why the new cars are as near to equal on performance as could be expected. Listen here:
He asserts that on-going changes and refinements addressing build and operation issues, plus Ford engine parity tweaks, are relatively minor in the big scheme of things.
Burgess doesn’t address the disparity in results so far – heavily in favour of the Camaro – because the aim is for technical parity, not sporting equality, with the expertise of teams making the difference.
In a news-packed show, Jamie Whincup details the terms of Shane van Gisbergen’s new contract as Supercars supremo Shane Howard confirms plans for a multi-year renewal of the Perth round and explains why Taupo is a serious contender to host NZ’s return as soon as next year.
Also hear from colourful Erebus Motorsport boss Barry Ryan on the rebel team’s continued rise after dominating at Wanneroo – and his rage against the confusion over close-combat rules of engagement.
Chaz Mostert talks about his Sunday comeback at Wanneroo, keeping him in second place in the championship behind Brodie Kostecki, and DJR chief David Noble sees progress after “a mixed bag” weekend for the struggling Ford squad.
As well, Renee Gracie evaluates her controversial return to racing in GT, which was notably ignored on the Supercars-run broadcast.
All this and much more in a bumper episode of PARKED UP PLUS, where you hear the big news from the big names every week.