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Supercars fighting against AGP closed paddock

SUPERCARS is fighting to have its paddock open to fans at the upcoming Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

It was already known the Repco Supercars Championship would be bumped out of the Albert Park pitlane, in an official sign of its slide down the event’s support category pecking order.

That has aligned with the FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships coming to town for the first time last year, and their respective returns 2024.

Supercars had long used the Melbourne venue’s alternate pitlane; last year’s mixed tyre races included a compulsory pitstop in each.

Supercars’ four Albert Park races this year, across which a total of 320 championship points is available (75 for a win, five for fastest lap, per race), will be true sprints with no CPS.

Furthermore, its paddock will be situated in the Turn 13/14 infield – and could even be closed to the public.

V8 Sleuth understands the Australian Grand Prix Corporation’s current plan will see Supercars access restricted in a blow to fans wanting to get a closer look at the 24-car Gen3 field.

Talks have been held between Supercars and the AGPC to rectify the situation, but time is running out before the March 21-24 event gets underway.

MORE: Full track schedule for 2024 Australian Grand Prix

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