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Supercars responds to Superlicence scrapping

SUPERCARS has announced it will review how to move forward on driver eligibility following Motorsport Australia’s surprise decision to scrap its Superlicence system.

The Superlicence, currently required to race in the Repco Supercars Championship, will cease to exist come January 1, 2024.

It follows a string of changes which had arguably lessened the importance of a Superlicence, given it was no longer the sole ticket to a Supercars seat.

That was because after Motorsport Australia dropped the need for six Super2 rounds for a driver to join the main game – besides those with either a Platinum or Gold FIA licence – Supercars installed its own criteria beyond a Superlicence.

Responding to this morning’s news, Supercars indicated a review will take place.

“Supercars will review the decision made by Motorsport Australia in consultation with the Commission and Board,” said a Supercars spokesperson.

“The current Superlicence criteria is used to effectively uphold safety standards and maintain the competitiveness and integrity of the championship.”

Just last week, Supercars confirmed a change to its own eligibility pre-requisites, widening the pathway for up-and-comers by awarding half-credits to drivers that finish top three in the Super3 or Carrera Cup Australia standings.

That has opened the door for Kai Allen to be named in a Dick Johnson Racing Bathurst 1000 wildcard, with Aaron Love similarly now in line for an expected Blanchard Racing Team effort.

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