Throughout the year, Supercars and our teams have diligently followed and administered the Parity Review System for the Repco Supercars Championship. This system is the established process for evaluating and executing parity adjustments in accordance with the category’s rules and regulations.
The Parity Review System is designed to identify potential parity imbalances, and it is triggered when such an imbalance is demonstrated in five consecutive races or five out of eight consecutive races.
As of now, the prescribed number of parity triggers, as defined by the system, has not been met. Therefore, there is no basis for a parity adjustment to be made for the upcoming Bathurst 1000 race under the Parity Review System.
Supercars did receive a request from the Ford Homologation Team to implement a parity adjustment ahead of the Repco Bathurst 1000, outside the scope of the Parity Review System.
In accordance with the terms outlined in the Teams Racing Charter and the Supercars rules and regulations, which stipulate that the consent of all Supercars Teams is required for implementing requested parity adjustment changes, Supercars thoroughly considered this request.
Following numerous meetings involving all teams and key stakeholders, it has been determined that the necessary consent from the Supercars Teams has not been obtained to support the requested parity adjustment for the 2023 Repco Bathurst 1000.
We highly value the input and perspectives of all parties involved in our sport. Our commitment is to continue working in a manner that upholds the integrity of our sport and the rules and regulations that govern it.