WAU's piece in the Gen3 puzzle

  • GEN3 Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 07/05/2022
  • By James Pavey

One of the key Gen3 talking points has now been settled with Walkinshaw Andretti United's Ford switch.

It was confirmed Friday that WAU will make a sensational move to Ford for Gen3's 2023 debut.

WAU leaves behind over 30 years' worth of history with General Motors, which will enter 2023 with a new car.

The Chevrolet Camaro will replace the Holden Commodore next season.

WAU, however, will be racing Mustangs, having secured its future.

The Walkinshaw squad will also receive factory Ford support.

WAU's shift to the Blue Oval was the major question regarding manufacturer allegiance for Gen3.

As it stands, there will now be 11 Mustangs and 14 Camaros on the 2023 grid.

Triple Eight Race Engineering and Dick Johnson Racing are the homologation teams of the respective brands.

Triple Eight was charged with the development of the Camaro, and DJR the Mustang.

Joining Triple Eight in the Camaro stakes are Erebus Motorsport and Team 18, which have formally committed to running the car.

Other teams currently running Commodores are Brad Jones Racing, Matt Stone Racing and PremiAir Racing.

Erebus has raced GM machinery since 2016; BJR since 2008, Team 18 since 2015 and MSR since 2018.

PremiAir Racing was born out of Team Sydney, which campaigned Commodores under its Tekno guise from 2012.

MSR currently runs a two Commodores, and has an existing customer relationship with Triple Eight, as does PremiAir.

The team has yet to confirm what it will run in 2023; MSR made its championship debut with a Falcon in 2018.

DJR and Tickford Racing have campaigned Fords for the entirety of the Gen2 era.

The other current Ford teams are Grove Racing and Blanchard Racing Team.

Last year, Grove Racing last year released renders of its current liveries on Gen3 machinery.

The Braeside team has campaigned two Mustangs since 2020; Blanchard Racing Team debuted in 2021 with a Mustang.

BRT recently confirmed it will be supplied engines by DJR provider Herrod Performance Engines.

Tim Blanchard's team has no technical alliance to another team in 2022; however, it still fields a Tickford-built Mustang.

The 2022 season will resume at Winton on May 21-22. Purchase your tickets now.

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