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Change made for Supercars’ Bathurst 500

A LATE tweak has been made to the rules in play at next weekend’s Repco Supercars Championship season-opener.

Mirroring last year’s Round 1 format from Newcastle, the Thrifty Bathurst 500 will comprise of two 250km main game races.

However, contrary to the initial plan of a 100-litre minimum fuel drop in each heat, that figure has now been slashed to 60 litres for both races, per the event’s recently issued further supplementary regulations.

That has the potential to create more strategic flexibility, with less rules for teams to abide by in getting their cars from start to finish in the quickest fashion.

Next weekend will mark the first time Supercars has raced its Gen3 product on a hard tyre at Mount Panorama, in what shapes to be a trial for the Repco Bathurst 1000 in October.

The use of Dunlop’s soft compound last year aided impressively quick times over a single lap of the Mountain, but caused angst by demanding extreme tyre conservation from drivers in the Great Race.

Supercars today ran a Dick Johnson Racing Mustang and Triple Eight Camaro for demonstration laps at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour as part of a final pre-season engine comparison.

One more Gen3 session is to come tomorrow.

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