LED numbers to make racing debut in Perth

21 Apr 2023
Fans will notice an exciting addition to the Gen3 cars
2 mins by James Pavey

Fans will notice an exciting addition to the Gen3 Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros when they make their on track debut in Western Australia next week, with new LED panels to be displayed in all 25 Supercars.

The LED panels will be installed in the front of all cars for next week's Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint.

The panels were tested in the Gen3 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro prototypes during demonstration runs at the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000, and were deemed successful.

Designed by MoTeC, the LED panels will initially be used in Perth to display the driver's track position, meaning that the driver leading the race will have a number 01 displayed, and so forth.

The LED panel will be located on the front windscreen on the passenger's side of the vehicle, next to the driver's surname. It will replace the current dayglo sticker numbers.

Sticker numbers will remain on the side windows and rear windscreen.

A display panel on the Gen3 Mustang prototype

Supercars Head of Motorsport Adrian Burgess said: “These panels will allow fans and viewers to easily follow the race and track the progress of their favourite drivers.


“Wanneroo is the perfect venue to showcase this exciting new technology for fans watching the broadcast at home, and importantly, those cheering on their favourite drivers at the circuit.”

The Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint is being broadcast live exclusively on Foxtel and streamed live via Kayo from Friday 28th April until Sunday 30th April.

The Seven Network will broadcast highlights on Saturday and Sunday. Check guides for local details.

The Gen3 Supercars will be on track from Friday, when they take part in a 90-minute practice session, followed by Saturday’s qualifying and race and Sunday’s dual qualifying and dual races.

West Australian local and #99 Coca Cola Camaro driver Brodie Kostecki enters his hometown round holding a 32-point lead over the best of the Fords after two rounds, Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Chaz Mostert.

Red Bull Ampol Racing's defending Supercars Champion, Shane van Gisbergen sits third after two rounds, 86 points behind Kostecki.

Tickets are available through Ticketek or Supercars.com.

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