Supercars is not willing to expand its current grid size of 24 despite the introduction of its lower-cost Gen3 formula in 2022.
The Gen3 platform is reportedly set to drastically slash current running costs in a bid to entice new manufacturers to the championship.
2022 will see the introduction of the Camaro alongside a revamped Mustang package.
But Gen3 committee member John Casey told Auto Action today that there no plans on increasing the size of the current grid via issuing new Racing Entitlement Contracts (RECs). He cited that more RECs will further strain the end of season income between the existing crop of cars.
“The income side of it is part of it,” said Casey.
“But we have got an awesome product now with great racing that produces an incredible experience whether you are on the ground live or watching on television.
“I think 24 is a good number. It serves us well currently for a whole range of reasons. More cars on the track doesn’t necessarily mean better racing or a better show.
“I don’t see a massive set of argument to vary that number.”
This season saw the departure of the 23Red Racing outfit after just one round in Adelaide. That REC was subsequently picked up by Boost Mobile for James Courtney to slide into.
The end of last year saw Kelly Racing announce they would be scaling down their operations from four cars to two as they made the switch from Nissan to Ford.
The two available RECs were then sold to Matt Stone Racing and Charlie Schwerkolt Racing.
Casey noted that keeping the grid size how it is will make replacing entries that drop off the grid easier in the long run.
“At some point teams come and go and as we’ve seen over the last few years it’s a very tall bar for a new entrant to come into the sport.
“If we can have the dual purpose of making our existing teams more sustainable and reducing the bar for new entrants, then happy days. But it’s not to set up a massive influx of new cars onto the grid.”