Australian Supercars has confirmed that a parity review has been triggered in accordance with the series’ regulations, in response to the ongoing concerns that the Chevrolet Camaro has a significant advantage over the Ford Mustang.
Ford has long voiced concerns that the performance balancing process has unfairly hobbled the Mustang, both aerodynamically and in terms of power output. Chevy has a 100% win rate so far in 2023 and at the recent Darwin championship round, Camaros took eight of nine podium spots across the three races, and in one, secured the top nine spots.
In a statement, Supercars said, “The parity review system is designed to identify and evaluate any imbalances among the competing models. It works using the analysis of lap times across a number of races to determine whether a disparity exists. The threshold to trigger a review must be achieved consistently over either five consecutive races or five of eight Championship races. These conditions were met following the final race in Darwin.”
Supercars CEO Shane Howard explained that the process for a parity reassessment will now commence, with an aim of producing appropriate adjustments to even up the field.