As the deadline looms for the all-new Gen3 cars to be ready for testing, Supercars is still finalising homologation.
An 11th hour series of calibration and validation trials begin this week with the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang prototypes.
The re-tests have been triggered by concerns from Ford over engine and aero parity.
The latest PARKED UP PLUS podcast outlines the dispute and details the measures being taken to overcome Ford’s objections. Listen here:
On top of parts delays, the homologation hold-up puts even more pressure on teams ahead of the first pre-season trials at Queensland Raceway on January 30 and Winton Motor Raceway on February 1.
Gen3 will be ready for the opening round of the Repco Supercars championship, the March 10-12 Thrifty Newcastle 500 – it has to be because there is no contingency plan to postpone the return of the street race event. But it will be an almighty scramble for the teams amid the last-minute parity checks and parts delays.
PARKED UP PLUS also reveals tougher enforcement of the wildcard rules, casting further doubt on outspoken Boost Mobile boss Peter Adderton’s renegade plan. And why was Jake Kostecki sacked by Tickford Racing? How the rumours are wrong.
PARKED UP PLUS also hears from V8 legend John Bowe about his ‘limited retirement’ from racing and Australasian motorsport powerbroker Tony Quinn reveals his radical plan for Supercars’ return to New Zealand.
As well, Ford star Cam Waters talks about Gen3’s opportunity to topple Triple Eight and how Sprintcar speedway racing is making him a better Supercars racer.
All this and more on PARKED UP PLUS, which each week breaks the big news from the big names.