A tight turnaround between the conclusion of this season and the beginning of next has led to the delay of team Gen3 testing.
With the 2022 Supercars championship still to conclude, teams have been left on double duties in maintaining this years car whilst building the next.
The delay was unanimously agreed on by teams and the series, testing originally pencilled in to begin late this year after the Adelaide 500.
With delays reported in parts being shipped in, uncertainty was beginning to arise if the new Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustangs would be track-ready in time. It appears not so, teams having extra time to prepare for January’s Shakedown tests.
Whilst the Gen3 prototypes have received track time this year, through showcases on race weekends, the teams themselves have yet to take their new builds to the circuit.
It’s the Victorian outfits who get the taste of the new machinery first with a one day Shakedown at Winton on January 24th. Queensland based squads will follow a week later, their shakedown conducted on January 30 at Queensland Raceway.
A week later, on February 7, the Victorian teams will test again at Winton whilst the Queensland teams will again meet at Queensland Raceway on February 9.
On Wednesday February 22, all teams are invited for a final test session at Sydney Motorsport Park.
All sessions will be open to the public.
The first round of the 2023 Supercars campaign begins on March 10-12 with the Newcastle 500. The full calendar has yet to be revealed for the season.
For now, teams will continue the race against time to have both a successful Adelaide 500 and their Gen3 cars ready for testing.