Supercars has confirmed that the bidding process has begun for the two racing eligibility agreements, where the full-time starting grid could be increased to 26 vehicles for the 2022 season.
There is currently a field of 24 vehicles in the series, with two RECs – the contracts required to compete in the series – being retained by supercars.
The series had confirmed earlier this year that the two RECs would be advertised for possible use next year when the new Gen3 regulations come into effect. Interested parties are asked to express their interest by Friday, April 23rd.
A final decision will then be made by June whether Supercars will allow the two RECs to be sold to add additional cars to the network.
“We recently added new team owners to the Repco Supercars Championship, with Tony Quinn and Stephen Grove in 2021,” said Sean Seamer, series CEO. “This is an opportunity for a new team owner to join the group or to give an existing team owner the opportunity to expand their program.
“Supercars has already received interest from several parties to purchase these RECs.
“The competitive race of the championship is the envy of the motorsport world and the interest we have received suggests a bold, confident and exciting future for the championship.”
Tickford Racing is among the existing posts that are believed to have an interest in expanding for 2022.