Supercars confirmed today that the roll out of its Gen3 concept has been delayed until August 2022.
The new-look Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro were initially scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2022 season.
However, Supercars have announced today that the concept will be on hold until midway through next year.
Whether that means the start of the 2022 championship is delayed until August or Gen3 is introduced midway through the season remains unknown.
The news follows an announcement earlier in the week that testing of at least two Gen3 prototypes will begin in August of this year.
“Supercars has today confirmed the Gen3 race cars are targeted for inclusion in the Repco Supercars Championship in August 2022,” read a statement.
“Following challenges with international supply chains and ongoing domestic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to ensure a seamless introduction of the new platform at that time.
“The preparation and building of the Gen3 race cars will still be conducted as quickly as possible, and the completion of the Camaro and Mustang prototypes are a key short-term focus.
“The additional time will be used to thoroughly test new components before introduction, particularly those that must be sourced from outside of Australia.
“Regardless of the above, Supercars remains committed to unveiling the prototype Gen3 cars to fans as soon as possible.
“The prototypes will have regular outings at all Supercars events in the lead up to racing next year.”
It is shaky time for the championship regarding Gen3.
Head of Gen3, John Casey, left the organisation earlier this year, while the series also recently had a ‘crisis meeting’ with each team.
Still, Supercars is committed to ensuring Gen3 happens at some stage next year.