Walkinshaw Andretti United team boss Ryan Walkinshaw is adamant that his team will not race the Commodore for the 2021 Supercar season.
The Holden Commodore is already homologated under Supercar rules so there is essentially no reason why it cannot race in 2021, waiting out the period until 2022.
However, Walkinshaw has said enough is enough and is certain his team will do whatever needed to not run the Commodore next year.
“We don’t see the value .. in running the bodyshape of a car that is not currently on-sale in Australia, certainly not with a brand that won’t be in existence at the start of next season,” Walkinshaw told Auto Action.
“What the new bodyshape that we will run next year is still open to debate. We are open to all options.
“We are exploring several options with other manufacturers and we anticipate having some sort of conclusion on what we will be running in the next couple of months at the latest.”
One of the most likely alternatives to the Commodore would be for the Holden outfits to race a Camaro bodyshape once the Commodore is retired.
Ryan Walkinshaw already deals in business with converting imported Chevrolet Camaro’s to right-hand drives for the Australian market. Should the Camaro be homologated for 2021, it would most likely be under Walkinshaw’s reign.
But while Walkinshaw is certain that WAU will not run the Commodore any longer than the end of the current season, he is remaining quiet on his options for 2021.
“I can’t talk about any potential bodyshapes we may or may not be running in 2021,” said Walkinshaw.
Lead driver of WAU, Chaz Mostert, has ties to international manufacturers such as BMW, though nothing has been reported regarding any new manufacturers possibly entering the championship next season.