Competitors in the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series will this year enjoy added grip with the category’s high aerodynamic kit being used at each round in 2023.
Developed originally for circuits including the legendary Mount Panorama at Bathurst and Phillip Island, category management has decided to use the high aerodynamic kit at each round of the calendar.
Starting from Newcastle in February, the true results of the decision were on display at Round 2 last month as Queensland Raceway’s layout consisted of long straights and fast corners not only enhancing the drivers experience, but the racing as a consequence.
The changes made to the aerodynamic kit compared to its original form include a proper aerofoil for the rear wing to replace the aesthetic only item, while a larger front splitter and undertray has been added.
Feedback from competitors has been positive after the opening two rounds of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series, with another circuit in Symmons Plains expected to build on the racing witnessed up north.
The Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series returns to the Repco Supercars Championship support bill this weekend in Tasmania where the action begins on Friday ahead of four races.
Osborn’s Transport driver Joel Heinrich leads the series by seven-points ahead of Team CoolDrive-supported duo Josh Anderson and Reece Chapman.
Category Manager, Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series
“Every year I try to mix things up and this season I decided to put the high aerodynamics kits on the cars at all the events in the hope it would promote better racing, which has been a success so far,” Ward explained.
“The rear wing was a symmetrical foil, so it was just there for looks and the front splitter wasn’t very big without an undertray on it. Going to Bathurst was when we decided to develop a proper aerodynamic package for the cars, which is where an upgraded foil for the rear wing and a splitter with an undertray came up.
“A by-product of the drag created was the slipstreaming opportunities improved and the pack racing was better ensuring the racing was closer.
“The racing at Queensland Raceway was mega. There were 12 cars in the front pack, it was huge.
“If you look at the events we’re doing this year it made a lot of sense; Queensland Raceway, Symmons Plains, Hidden Valley, Townsville and Highlands are all circuits featuring long straights or fast bits, so it made sense to run the package for the whole year.
“Everyone loves it and enjoys the extra grip levels the package is providing.”