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POLL: What car should Kelly Racing run in Supercars next year?

Tom Howard

Monday 5th August, 2019 - 4:03pm

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Kelly Racing has run the Nissan Altima in Supercars since 2013 pic: AJP Photography

Kelly Racing is facing a crossroads regarding its Supercars plans for next year with options to either stick with its Nissan Altima or move to another brand all under evaluation.

The crucial decision is subject to the direction Supercars takes with its next technical platform with a number of changes expected for next season, prior to the introduction of the Next Generation package from 2021.

Supercars is set to reveal the start of the technical reform soon with the series currently assessing a number of changes, including a reduction of aero on carsimproving the durability of engines, the introduction of control dampers and a move to a drive-by-wire throttle system.

Since 2013, the squad has raced the Nissan Altima which has struggled to stay competitive now Holden and Ford have ushered in the ZB Commodore and Mustang respectively.

The car has undergone a number of updates over the last seven years with Supercars today confirming another aerodynamic package change to the Altima.

Kelly Racing has already investigated further upgrades to the Nissan to bring it closer to the Mustang and Commodore and has admitted its priority is to continue with the Altima, if it can be competitive.

The outfit believes it still has time to complete the necessary upgrades to the Altima to be ready for next season.

However, the prospect of switching to either the Holden ZB Commodore or the Ford Mustang for 2020 is still on the table with the squad intending to maintain its four car model.

In this week’s Pirtek Poll, we want to know your thoughts on the situation.

Should Kelly Racing stick with its Altima, albeit a much improved version for 2020, or bite the bullet and switch brands?

Cast your vote below.

Pirtek Poll

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