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Additional Gen3 testing agreed upon

SUPERCARS has agreed to facilitate extra testing of its Gen3 prototypes to ensure all parties are comfortable leading into the 2023 season.

It emerged during the Adelaide 500 that Ford had raised parity-related concerns following VCAT testing in November.

Following regular discussions with Supercars, additional running will be conducted this month to allow for further analysis and verification.

V8 Sleuth understands that will take place during the week beginning January 16, at Queensland Raceway as well as potentially some straight-line runway work, in an effort to achieve official homologation.

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport played host to aerodynamic testing last year; however it is important to note that there will not be a full re-run of the VCAT process.

Technical representatives from various teams are likely to be on-hand for the occasion, which will fall less than two months out from Round 1 at Newcastle.

Ford Performance is also set to send an engine specialist from the United States to oversee proceedings.

The four Queensland-based Supercars teams – Triple Eight, Dick Johnson Racing, Matt Stone Racing and PremiAir Racing – will be the first to shake down their own new cars on January 30 at QR.

Two days later, their southern counterparts will follow suit at Winton Motor Raceway.

Another split test will precede an all-in at Sydney Motorsport Park on February 22.

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