Supercars has admitted the Gen3 homologation process is yet to be finalised after question marks were raised by one manufacturer
I just hope these cars will be great for racing when everything is complete for them to race in March. Just put them on a track with Super2 drivers and let them blast around QR or something for the day and make sure they’re better then what we have now.
They need to be driven head to head in proper race conditions for sure. Let SVG and Cam Waters (or WD) have a full on crack at each other in them. How else will they be able to tell how close the parity really is? Cutting laps, VCAT and following each other around is nowhere near good enough, especially with the inexperienced drivers they're mostly using.
Incoming skepticism alert!
I don't trust Adrian Burgess to run this parity process one bit. He's the same guy that admitted they went to far penalizing the Mustang and that the ZB did have an 'slight' aero advantage, and that he would do nothing about it. Yeah, a slight aero advantage that gave them an substantial tyre wear advantage.
I'm not the least bit surprised that Burgess is happy while Ford are not.
... Also, this is very concerning.
''It's understood that, as the regulator for the series, Supercars can approve the aero even if the manufacturers don't sign off on it as well.''
Edit: So is this (also on aero).
''In meetings since then Ford has requested additional data for its own analysis.''
Why aren't both sides (and by that I mean every team as well as the homologation ones) given access to all of the aero data? More engineers having access means more big brains involved in the process to my way of thinking
Supercars is continuing work on paritising and homologating its new Gen3 cars amid discontent from Ford.
If they don't get this right Ford will leave and Supercars will have nothing!