So, it has been four months since a Supercars race last started and there’s no shortage of excitement about that drought ending.
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The championship’s resumption brings with it many hot topics to look forward to; Supercars.com dives into five items to keep an eye on.
Will the Eseries title battle spill over into the real world?
As they had done in both 2018 and 2019 in real-life, it was Shane van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin duelling for the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries title during the shutdown period.
Will that again translate back onto the physical race track?
McLaughlin’s pursuit of a championship three-peat started well at Adelaide, leaving the South Australian capital as points leader.
Van Gisbergen would have been right there with his compatriot had it not been for a late-race broken lower control arm that forced him into a Sunday DNF.
He’s 13th in the standings as a result, with Red Bull Holden teammate Jamie Whincup the nearest challenger to McLaughlin.
It would be no surprise to see that trio on the pace before long at Sydney Motorsport Park.
How will Team Sydney fare at home?
Home could well be in inverted commas given it’s not entirely certain how far along the team formerly known as Tekno Autosports is in the process of moving from the Gold Coast to Sydney.
Regardless of whether it’s by the weekend, Sydney Motorsport Park will be their permanent headquarters soon enough.
After a rocky start to their new guise, Team Sydney did appear to make some progress between Adelaide and Albert Park, with both Chris Pither and Alex Davison showing glimpses of pace before the Grand Prix was called off.
With the break providing the Webbs an opportunity to continue reorganising the operation, it will be intriguing to see how they hit the ground running at Eastern Creek.
What about Kelly Racing?
Probably no team had a more hectic start to the year than the Kellys as they worked around the clock to convert themselves from a four-car Nissan squad into a double-pronged Ford team.
Such was the rush, following the completion of an in-house engine build program, that their Mustangs arrived late to the pre-season test at The Bend.
Given that Kelly’s car had not even been shaken down and a coil pack failure troubled their pre-season test, it was remarkable how well the newest Blue Oval team fared at Adelaide.
Both cars finished 13th or better in each race, before Heimgartner gave even more reason for hope by managing fifth in opening qualifying at Albert Park.