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Sweet and sour start to Gen3

PARKED UP PLUS podcast examines conflicts at Newcastle 500.

13 March 2023

A largely dream debut for Gen3 at the dramatic Newcastle 500 was marred by off-track controversies that are set to continue.

Triple Eight’s disqualification from its Saturday 1-2 Chevrolet Camaro rout by Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney spoiled the opening show at the restored street race event, returning after three years away.

Then SVG became embroiled in further controversy after his unchallenged win in Sunday’s final 250km leg, refusing to engage with the media amid suggestions he had been gagged by Supercars over his criticism of aspects of the Gen3 cars.

The latest PARKED UP PLUS podcast analyses the sweet and sour start to Gen3, including the background to van Gisbergen’s media conference sulk. Listen here:

Triple Eight is going to fight the disqualification over the supplementary driver cooling system location infringement, lodging an appeal that will be heard later this week or early next week.

Chevrolet and Ford racing bosses give their verdict on the debut of the new Camaro and Mustang racers, differing in their views on whether parity concerns have been resolved.

The field was competitively split between the two brands, with SVG’s inspired performances in the races giving Chevy the decisive edge.

As well, WAU co-owner Ryan Walkinshaw explains why the former stalwart Holden team’s defection to Ford has worked so well soon, with two second places giving Chaz Mostert the early championship lead

The new PARKED UP PLUS also has an exclusive interview with sacked Formula 1 race director Michael Masi, breaking his long silence about his life after F1.

Masi outlines his role as chair of the rule-making Supercars Commission in his quiet return to V8 racing, as well as his involvement with the re-instituted South Australian Motorsport Board’s big plans to make the revived Adelaide 500 bigger than ever.

It’s all in PARKED UP PLUS, the weekly place of pace for big motorsport news.