, 2022-12-12 12:55:35,
SUPERCARS powerbrokers remain confident about delivering Gen3 to its fullest by the 2023 Newcastle 500 in less than three months’ time.
While the bulk of chassis have been constructed, timelines remain tight on the overall project, with teams racing the clock to be ready for their first hitouts on either January 30 (northern/Queensland Raceway) or February 1 (southern/Winton).
And that’s nothing new, Supercars head of motorsport Adrian Burgess stressed to media during the Adelaide 500 race meeting.
“This is normal… this is how they go, this is how they are. It’s always one minute to midnight,” Burgess said.
“It’s the same when the ZB came out, it’s the same when the Mustang came out, it’s the same when the Car of the Future came out.
“All the best intent has 25 cars sat in the garages in December and everyone goes away and has a month holiday at Christmas but it doesn’t happen like that.”
Supercars CEO Shane Howard has described Gen3 as the biggest project in the category’s history but reiterated that all is under control.
“We’re comfortable with the supply chains now, the delivery of the chassis and componentry, so we’re comfortable with the timeframes that we can work to, to deliver those cars for Newcastle,” he said.
There may yet be tweaks after the season begins, Howard…
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