Two Supercars will do demo runs at Repco Bathurst 12 Hour
Triple Eight Camaro, DJR Mustang to run at February 16-18 event
Thrifty Bathurst 500 to open Supercars season on February 23-25
Supercars will ready for the opening round of 2024 with demonstrations at next weekend’s Repco Bathurst 12 Hour.
A week before the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship commences at the Thrifty Bathurst 500, two Gen3 cars will hit the track at Mount Panorama.
A Dick Johnson Racing Ford Mustang and Triple Eight Race Engineering Chevrolet Camaro will feature on the Friday and Saturday of the February 16-18 event.
The two cars will run in three demonstration sessions — two on Friday February 16, and one on Saturday February 17.
The demonstration runs are an opportunity to showcase the cars to a potential new audience, and promote the Thrifty Bathurst 500.
Additionally, both cars will be fitted with torque sensors and other non-standard sensors for further data collection.
Following the demonstrations, select data results will be shared with all teams once Supercars have analysed.
The Mustang and Camaro will run on Soft tyres and on a set-up generated by Supercars. No chassis tuning will take place, and no data relevant to tuning will be provided to the homologations teams to ensure fair competition at the Thrifty Bathurst 500.
It comes after Supercars conducted an historic wind tunnel test program in the United States, with engine validation testing also been undertaken in pre-season testing.
“We’re excited to be able to showcase our Gen3 Supercars to a potential new audience,” Supercars General Manager of Motorsport, Tim Edwards, told Supercars.com.
“The Repco Bathurst 12 Hour has proven a great event for all motorsport enthusiasts, and we’re keen to showcase what Supercars is all about.
“The demonstration runs also enable us to collect more data, with torque sensors now a major benefit when it comes to additional technical performance measures.
“We are always keen to provide teams with as much data as possible to produce best outcomes.”
Tickets for the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour and Thrifty Bathurst 500, which headline the Bathurst SuperFest, are on sale now.