The Supercars pit lane layout may be in for a big shakeup next year, with the category today announcing they are exploring the possibility of changing to a live pit lane.
That means the layout of the pits would change on a round-by-round basis, determined by Teams’ Championship standings. The championship leaders would head the lane, with the remaining garages determined by where each team currently ranks.
The current system being used goes off last season’s Teams Championship results, meaning 2022 victors, Red Bull Ampol Racing, remain in prime position for the season’s entirety, regardless of their form.
If a live lane was running this year, Erebus Motorsport would claim that spot for the next round in Perth as current leaders.
Teams with four cars entered, such as Tickford or Brad Jones Racing, would be split in two. Single-car teams would have their championship points doubled to determine where they line up.
“It is something that has come up as an action item for the commission to look into,” a Supercars spokesperson was quoted as saying on their website.
“There is a tonne of logistical operations involved in pit lane set-up for teams that needs to be considered before this goes any further, but we are happy to look into it.
“We’re always looking for new ways to improve the racing experience for fans and drivers.
“The commission will be conducting a thorough review of the proposed concept in the coming months, with a final decision expected to be announced ahead of the 2024 season.”