“Not ideal at all. Disappointed with that but what can you do, put your head down and see if we can get it racing again,” he said.
Meanwhile, Supercars will take on a new look next year with the launch of the new Gen 3 Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 models, with Mount Panorama the setting Friday morning for the unveiling of the new lineup ahead of their track debut. in 2022 .
The new models are designed to look more like the road versions, but they’ll still offer the note of the full-throated V8 engine that’s such a visceral part of the sport’s appeal to fans.
Retired legend Whincup is certain the new cars will deliver tighter racing, more on-track thrills and strengthen the bond between road model owners and the teams that race the cars in the championship.
“Fantastic, it’s been a long time coming, it’s such a great feeling to pull back the covers and show Australia and the world our Gen 3 programme,” said the seven-time Supercars champion driver.
The brief was to capitalize on the sport’s DNA, classic looks and history, but also to encourage more overtaking opportunities.
“You’re going to see cars moving, guys making mistakes that they normally wouldn’t make because the cars are a lot harder to drive. The racing is going to be better,” he said.
“For me to step into my next era [as boss of Triple Eight Racing] I am absolutely pumped.″
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said: “These are incredible race cars and this is an historic opportunity…this is a huge opportunity for our sport to grow on many levels and attract an audience. wider.
“The Mustang and the Camaro nod to the supercar of the past, with as much attention paid to the design and appearance of the cars as to new technologies.
“We really believe these cars will create tight races with a more level playing field.
“The Ford Mustang and GM Camaro are the first chapter of our new era that will be profitable for our key stakeholders and teams, but will retain the very heart of our success – great and exciting supercar racing, which our fans have been asking for. .we for.
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