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Tickford: Supercars parity the best it’s been in Gen3

TICKFORD Racing boss Rod Nash has declared Supercars parity is right now the best it’s been in the Gen3 era.

Even after off-season wind tunnel testing, there were still some parity question marks at last month’s Bathurst season-opener with the Chevrolet engine argued to have a slight advantage.

Albert Park’s absence of long straights seemingly nullified that factor, with the Mustangs of Cam Waters (Tickford), Matt Payne (Grove Racing) and Chaz Mostert (Walkinshaw Andretti United) duking it out at the pointy end all weekend.

Incidents however proved costly, with Waters and Payne colliding while fighting over first place in the Saturday race, and Mostert bumping race leader Payne off the following day.

While Nash is not saying work on the engine front is totally done, he does feel the Gen3 Mustang now, finally, has a genuine shot at fighting the Camaro for race wins and more.

“The parity is definitely the closest it’s been in Gen3,” he said.

“We don’t believe we have any advantages in the Mustang but things are on track.

Cam Waters and Thomas Randle. Pic: Ross Gibb

“In general things are good and it’s just ongoing work. We have no complaints about the engines but there are aspects of the package we still need to keep working on.”

Nash labelled the Waters/Payne clash a “bone of contention”, with Tickford still needing to make more repairs to the brand-new chassis prior to next month’s ITM Taupō Super400 even after an overnight rebuild at the track.

“The car will now have to be completely stripped and rebuilt for New Zealand,” Nash reiterated.

Tickford sits seventh in the teams’ championship.

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