V8TC has efficiently invested the past 2 seasons combined with the Supercars-run Super2 classification, with the older-spec vehicles running on a shared grid under the Super3 banner.
That hasactually seen FG Falcons and VE Commodores sharing the track with the COTF vehicles eligible for the 2nd tier, such as the FG-X Falcon, VF Commodore and Nissan Altima.
Initially it was anticipated that the Gen2-spec COTF vehicles, specifically the Mustang and ZB Commodore, would endupbeing Super2 for 2023 and the rest of the COTF carsandtrucks would endupbeing Super3.
The pre-COTF carsandtrucks would then return to their own standalone V8TC series exterior the Supercars system.
However Supercars justrecently revealed that all COTF carsandtrucks would continue to be qualified for Super2 togetherwith the Gen2 vehicles, while the FG and VE would continue in Super3.
That hasn’t cut prepares for V8TC to return, though, with organisers still working towards a standalone, five-round series on the SpeedSeries costs next year.
That will efficiently mean rivals with FGs and VEs will have the liberty to run either Super3, V8TC or both.
“The plan we’ve had with Supercars hasactually been a year-by-year thing and it’s worked well for both celebrations through COVID,” Super3 and V8TC employer Liam Curkpatrick informed Motorsport.com.
“It’s great to have a 32-car grid inbetween the 2.
“The motion of the designs was what we were waiting for. The preliminary conversations were that we’d break up onceagain and go and do the V8 Touring Cars. But Supercars approached us a coupleof weeks ago and asked if we would leave FGs and VEs in Super3.
“Although we sanctuary’t absolutely concurred yet, they’ve put out their understanding of what the plan will be. Which isn’t an problem. We’re on the exactsame page there.
“But the strategy is run V8 Touring Cars onceagain. A five-round series like we utilized to, verysame format, on the SpeedSeries.
“We sanctuary’t talked to tire providers yet so we wear’t understand what that will appearance like. But basically the V8 Touring Car Series is back and the method it looks at the minute is VEs and FGs will have the capability to float inbetween the 2 series and run as Super3 with Supercars and likewise run in V8TC, which will have the exactsame eligibility.”
There might be many advantages to having 2 series, with young chauffeurs looking to bank important Supercars miles having the alternative of running both V8TC and Super3.
However rivals with automobiles older than the FG and VE will likewise be able to race in the more unwinded V8TC rather than requiring to share the track with Super2 vehicles.
That informal 4th tier will likewise offer young motorists someplace to start if they puton’t desire to dive straight onto the Supercars expense.
“It hasactually been a choose market,” stated Curkpatrick of the shared grid. “There are people with older automobiles that would like the run with us, however the Super2 competitors is that little bit too far for them.
“This bridges that space, however enabling FGs and VEs to run on Super3 still offers individuals the chance to do that.”