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Why Ford Bathurst parity plea was rejected

SUPERCARS has issued a statement following news of Ford’s proposed aero parity changes being denied.

Both Ford and its teams reacted to the decision this morning at Mount Panorama, finalised just hours before Practice 1 (starting 1:20pm AEDT).

Supercars has now offered its own version of events, indicating that it had considered the Blue Oval’s request but the required support from all competing teams had not been garnered, given the parity process has not been triggered into action.

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Several Camaro squads are known to have been strongly against a change, but there has yet to be public comment from General Motors or its homologation team Triple Eight.

Read the full statement from Supercars below:

Throughout the year, our teams have followed, and Supercars has administered, a Parity Review System for the Repco Supercars Championship. This system serves as the process for evaluating and implementing parity adjustments under the rules and regulations for the category.

The Parity Review System has a trigger point of a potential parity imbalance being demonstrated in five consecutive races or five out of eight consecutive races.

The prescribed number of parity triggers showcasing a parity imbalance, as outlined in the system, have not been met at this time and there is no scope for a parity adjustment to be made for the Bathurst 1000 under the Parity Review System.

Supercars received a request from the Ford Homologation Team to implement a parity adjustment in advance of the Repco Bathurst 1000 outside of the Parity Review System.

Supercars considered the request in accordance with the terms of the Teams Racing Charter and the Supercars rules and regulations, which require the consent from all Supercars Teams to implement the requested parity adjustment change.

After numerous meetings with all Teams and key stakeholders, the requisite consent from the Supercars Teams has not been established to support the requested parity adjustment for the 2023 Repco Bathurst 1000.

We value the input and perspectives of all involved parties and aim to continue working in a manner that preserves the integrity of our sport and the rules and regulations that govern it.

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