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Supercars completes first day of testing in 2022 with Gen3 prototypes

A first day of testing of 2022 with the new Supercars Gen3 Regulation prototypes was completed today at Queensland Raceway.

Will Davison and Zane Goddard shared driving duties in the new Ford Mustang GT and Shane van Gisbergen shared the wheel with Broc Feeney in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Both cars have received upgrades to the suspension and various mechanical components following their public debut at the Bathurst season finale last year.

The main focus during the day of testing was the oil tank and anti-roll bars.

“Some components of cars are checked and the oil tank is one of them,” Craig Hasted of Cragsted Race Engines told supercars.com.

“Part of our job on these days of testing is to validate these things and keep developing the components because in 2023 there will be 25 of them on the track.

“If we fail in our validation process, cars will be stopped on the track. So part of that process is making sure we run tests to make sure these cars are reliable and fit for purpose.

“We’re finding some issues, and that’s good because it’s important to be able to fix them before 2023. That’s the whole point of testing. But the good news is that we’re seeing the same behavior in both cars so we’ll look at the oil tank again, but it’s good to be on track to prove these things in the real world.”

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