The first Gen3 Supercars chassis prototypes for the Australian series have broken cover, following the introduction of new rules and safety regulations set to feature in the 2022 championship.
Several important safety developments have been added to the latest chassis design, including the seat being positioned further from the door than in previous seasons to give more protection to the driver upon impact, and the addition of a small roof hatch that will enable medical staff to treat drivers if a serious accident occurs and the doors won’t open.
Alongside the improved safety aspects, the front and rear sections of the chassis are now removable, allowing teams and mechanics to carry out accident repairs efficiently, and enabling them to keep cars on track during race fixtures.
“We’re excited to present this latest milestone in the Gen3 program,” commented Supercars CEO, Sean Seamer. “We’re proud of the developments with regard to safety and repairability, which was a key objective of the program.”