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WAU may yet field Holden Supercar in 2023

WALKINSHAW Andretti United delivered a memorable one-two in Holden’s last ever Repco Supercars Championship round but the famed relationship between team and brand might not be totally dead just yet.

WAU will cross the brand divide to become a factory Ford team in 2023, running Gen3 Mustangs for Nick Percat and Chaz Mostert.

However, the Clayton organisation is believed to be continuing to investigate a Super2 program for next season.

It’s known that WAU contemplated entering Jayden Ojeda in the 2022 Super2 Series before instead going down the main game wildcard path with ‘the Juice’.

It’s unclear which drivers are in consideration this time around for WAU but what is known is that any second-tier campaign would be built around its WR 018 chassis.

Matt Chahda aboard the Caltex Commodore at Bathurst. Pic: Nathan Wong

The ZB Commodore Supercar most recently competed in this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000, driven by Matt Chahda and Jaylyn Robotham.

It’s the only one of WAU’s fleet of ZB Commodores owned by the team; Chaz Mostert’s car having been bought last year by the Morse family, while Nick Percat’s #2 Holden belongs to a private owner.

As part of Gen3’s introduction next year, the existing ZB Commodore and S550 Ford Mustang will be handed down to Super2.

The VF Commodore, FG X Falcon and Nissan Altima will in turn be bumped down to Super3.

WR 018 is an original Car of the Future chassis, having first raced at the 2013 Adelaide 500 – then as a VF.

WAU, which was long the factory Holden Racing Team, paid tribute to the departing marque with special liveries and race suits in Adelaide.

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