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Burgess talks Gen3 VCAT efforts

SUPERCARS head of motorsport Adrian Burgess has reported a positive week of progress on the aerodynamic parity testing front for its Gen3 project.

Other than imagery, little had previously emerged from the championship’s trip to Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport for its all-important VCAT, which began on Monday.

Having completed preliminary testing mid-year, also at Wellcamp, Supercars’ technical staff looked to finalise the process now that Ford’s new Mustang is in its S650 shape.

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With Porsche Carrera Cup Australia youngster Bayley Hall and Supercars Safety Car driver Jason Routley behind the wheel of the prototypes, comprehensive data has been mined to ensure the Camaro and Mustang are on level footing come the 2023 Newcastle 500 in March.

“It’s been a big week of long days but we’re happy with the direction we’ve found,” Burgess told the official Supercars website.

“It was a very thorough process, with over 1600 kilometres of running conducted to reach a parity outcome.

“Ultimately it’s about trying to achieve parity and close racing.

“Supercars and the two homologation teams are working hard and closely together.

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“We’ve gone through all the processes and requirements, and we’ll now have a full debrief.”

One event remains for the outgoing S550 Mustang and Holden ZB Commodore models at main game level, the VALO Adelaide 500 across December 1-4.

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