Mustang, ZB could race against FGX, VF in 2022
Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 - 2:00pm
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer has mooted the possibility of current main game models racing against older generation cars next year in Super2.
It’s one of the various considerations on the table for the 2022 Dunlop Super2 Series, and the future of the Gen2 Mustang and ZB Commodore.
The highly anticipated Gen3 era of Supercars will begin next year, when the Chevrolet Camaro will join the category alongside a new-look Mustang.
While there has been talk of the cheaper-to-run Gen3 packages going straight into Super2 next year as well, Seamer said the intention is for Gen2 cars to be handed down to the second tier.
“That’s something that we’re looking at right now, is how do we manage the cost so that they are suitable for Super2,” he said.
“The cost challenges associated to the category for us are around usage and kilometres and Super2 don’t do as many kilometres obviously.
“However, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure that we’re doing whatever we can for the Super2 competitors to manage cost as well, so we are working through that at the moment.
“Under consideration is how those [Mustang and ZB Commodore] cars transition to Super2.
“Do the existing [Super2] cars potentially stay in Super2 or go down to Super3?”
Those existing Super2 models include the Falcon FGX, VF Commodore and Nissan Altima L33.
Seamer did declare his intentions to not force Super2 teams to upgrade to Gen2 equipment, should they not wish to.
“Under consideration is potentially paritising the current Super2 cars with the cars that are coming down, because the engine and brakes are all largely the same,” he added.
That could make for a 2022 Super2 competition featuring up to five models: the Ford Mustang, Ford Falcon FGX, Holden ZB Commodore, Holden VF Commodore, and Nissan Altima L33.
Super2 already shares the grid with even older Falcons and Commodores this year as part of a merging with Super3. It’s not yet clear whether that merger will continue next season.
Image Racing’s Jordan Boys leads the 2021 Super2 standings following a win and a third-place finish at the season-opening Mount Panorama event.