Softs for Bathurst 1000 in 2023 Supercars tyre allocation

Supercars tyre allocation

Supercars tyres

The Bathurst 1000 will be run on soft compound tyres for the first time ever as part of a revamp of the Supercars tyre allocation for the Gen3 era.

Such were the corner loads at Mount Panorama, only the hardest compound in the range had ever been used in any given event in Bathurst (notwithstanding that the hardest compound was labelled ‘soft’ as opposed to ‘super soft’ for a period of time).

However, the Gen3 cars are significantly lighter than their predecessors, which will reduce the loads on the control Dunlop rubber.

It is consistent with a trend to softer rubber across the season, with the hard compound only being rolled out for the Albert Park event.

There, drivers will run on both the hard and super soft compound at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, with compulsory four-tyre stops in those four races.

Every other event will feature just a single compound, being the soft for Newcastle, Wanneroo, Townsville, Sydney, The Bend, Bathurst, Gold Coast, and Adelaide, and the super soft for Symmons Plains, Hidden Valley, and Sandown.

As previously announced, there will also be a new wet tyre compound which is more capable of dispersing water than the previous spec.

As before, competitors must hand back two event-marked (new for the event) sets and however many sets of pre-marked tyres they are allowed before the first qualifying session of a weekend.

For Super2 and Super3, each car will be given eight new hard tyres per round.

2023 Supercars Championship tyre allocation

Circuit/Event Pre-marked Event-marked Wets
Newcastle 8S 32S 20W
Albert Park 8H or SS 16H/16SS 16W
Perth 4S 28S 16W
Tasmania 4SS 28SS 16W
Darwin 4SS 28SS 16W
Townsville 4S 32S 20W
Sydney 4S 32S 20W
The Bend 4S 28S 16W
Sandown 4SS 28SS 16W
Bathurst 8S 52S 32W
Gold Coast 4S 32S 20W
Adelaide 8S 32S 20W

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