BATHURST 1000 race fans will still have two more chances to see the current generation of Supercars take on Mount Panorama after Wednesday's announcement that Gen3 program has been delayed to 2023.
Gen3, set to overhaul the chassis and mechanical components of the cars in the series, has been forced to push back due to a range of logistical hurdles.
Supercars stated that factors outside their control, including the ongoing challenges with international supply chains and domestic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, were the major contributing factors to the announcement.
Lockdowns in various states which have forced Supercars to condense its racing program over the final three months of 2021, have also limited the Gen3 testing program as originally planned.
Supercars arrived at the decision following consultation with key stakeholders including Repco, Ford, General Motors and Supercars' broadcast partners.
The manufacturers' respective homologation teams (Triple Eight Race Engineering and Dick Johnson Racing) continue to forge ahead with the development of the prototypes.
Gen3 cars are on track to be unveiled on Friday December 3, during this year's Bathurst 1000.
Supercars, General Motors and Ford remain committed to rolling out Gen3 and the introduction of the Camaro and the Mustang.
Cars will conduct significant on-track exhibitions and testing at many of Supercars' events next year.
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