Today reigning champion Shane van Gisbergen and 2010 champ James Courtney took to Queensland Raceway in heatwave conditions to test a new tyre compound that will be used this year.
Both drivers spent time behind the wheel of the new Gen 3 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, with temperatures approaching forty plus on track and up to sixty degrees in the cabin. Rain has since come over the circuit and provided some much-needed relief as drivers continue to test the new tyres on the Gen 3 that will hit the grid in 2023.
Supercars tyre supplier Dunlop today released a new super soft compound tyre that will come into the championship this year, featuring increased degradation and sky blue lettering to set it apart from the soft and hard compounds.
This year, the softest of the three dry compounds will be used across five events, starting with the season-opening Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight that will feature two 300km races with the new tyres expected to only last 60km of racing.
This is certainly going to spice up the on-track action, with further strategy options and a more even wear across the field.