SUPERCARS has opened tenders for two Racing Entitlements Contracts in a move that will potentially expand the grid for the 2022 championship.

The REC grants its owner a spot for one car on the Repco Supercars Championship grid, a system that has underpinned the entry structure of the championship since the sport moved to a franchise system in the 1990s.

The last time the grid comprised of 26 full-time entries was during the 2018 season, after which two RECs owned by Triple Eight and Tickford Racing were returned to Supercars.

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“Supercars has already received interest from several parties to purchase these RECs,” Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said.

“This is an opportunity for a new team owner to join the fold or offer an existing team owner the opportunity to expand their program.”

Parties wishing to participate in the tender must express their interest to Supercars at by no later than 5:00pm AEST on Friday, 23 April 2021.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.