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Weather delays Triple Eight’s double shakedown

TRIPLE Eight Race Engineering has been forced to postpone a scheduled shakedown of its 2024 Gen3 Supercars due to weather.

The newly built #87 and #88 Red Bull Ampol Camaros were due to run at Queensland Raceway tomorrow, January 30.

However, the team has pushed back such plans until Thursday, February 1 given that the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting up to 70mm of rain tomorrow for the Ipswich region. Triple Eight is set to use a one-off livery for the occasion, before launching its full-season look on February 3 at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.

Triple Eight is one of two Supercars squads running an entirely new fleet of cars this year, the other being Erebus Motorsport, which has parked its championship-winning #99 and opted against re-using the #9 which crashed at the 2023 Adelaide 500.

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The QR shakedown will mark recruit Will Brown’s first Supercars laps since joining from Erebus in the off-season.

Brown has, however, already tested with Triple Eight in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 in preparation for next month’s Repco Bathurst 12 Hour.

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