|2022 Supercars Championship|
The 2022 Supercars Championship (known for commercial reasons as the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship) is a planned motor racing series for Supercars. It is due to be the twenty-fourth running of the Supercars Championship and the twenty-sixth series in which Supercars have contested the Australian Touring Car Championship, the premier title in Australian motorsport.
The 2022 season is expected to see the introduction of Gen3, a revision to the sport's technical regulations. These regulations were designed to cut costs for competitors by introducing more standardised components to the cars and redesigning the chassis to favour coupé body shapes. The field will expand from 24 to 25 cars.
Teams and drivers
The following teams and drivers are under contract to compete in the 2022 championship. Unless confirmed otherwise, car numbers are presumed to carry over from 2021.
|Ford||Mustang GT[a]||Blanchard Racing Team||3||Tim Slade|
|Tickford Racing||TBA||Thomas Randle|
|Dick Johnson Racing||TBA||Anton de Pasquale|
|General Motors||Holden Commodore ZB[b]||Brad Jones Racing||8||Andre Heimgartner||Dale Wood|
|Erebus Motorsport||9||Will Brown|
|Team 18||18||Mark Winterbottom||Michael Caruso|
|Walkinshaw Andretti United||25||Chaz Mostert|
|Triple Eight Race Engineering||88||Broc Feeney|
|97||Shane van Gisbergen|
|Holden Commodore ZB[d]
|Team Sydney||19||Fabian Coulthard|
Seven-time drivers' champion Jamie Whincup will retire from full-time competition at the end of the 2021 championship. He will replace Roland Dane as team principal and managing director of Triple Eight Race Engineering. Broc Feeney will graduate from the Super2 series to takeover Whincup's seat.
List of planned races
The following venues are under contract to host a round of the 2022 championship:
Gen3 is expected to make its debut, replacing the Car of the Future regulations that débuted in 2013, with regulations designed to lower costs of a standard Supercar.
The regulations are expected to introduce more controlled components into the cars to address the rising costs of maintaining a car. The pedal kit, brake kit and wheels will become control components, with tenders needing the rims to be 'finger friendly' for pit crew during a pit stop. The roll cage will be lowered by 100mm to be suited to coupes, after the controversy surrounding the Ford Mustang GT, which required the roof to be stretched beyond the dimensions of its road-going counterpart to fit. Supercars are planning to manufacturer the roll cage in kit form for teams that do not have the budget to build one themselves.
The engines on Gen3 are expected to be overhauled, with pushrod engines expected to be replaced with fuel-injected, DOHC V8 engines. This is intended to modernise the engine and significantly reduce costs of building and maintaining them.
Aerodynamic downforce will be cut by 67% to encourage closer racing and easier overtaking after complaints from drivers about dirty air and aerowash from current Gen2 cars.
Triple Eight Race Engineering will oversee the development of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as a replacement for the Holden ZB Commodore. The Camaro ZL1 was chosen after parent company General Motors decided to discontinue the Holden brand and shut down production of the Commodore. Dick Johnson Racing will re-homologate the Ford Mustang to comply with the new regulations. They have planned to replace the existing V8 engine that was carried over from the Ford Falcon FG X with a Ford Coyote V8 engine.
Originally it was planned that the Gen3 cars would debut at the beginning of the season. The new cars are now planned to debut mid-season in August.
- Gen 2 and Gen 3 vehicle
- Gen 2 vehicle
- Gen 3 vehicle
- Gen 2 vehicle
- Team Sydney hasn't confirmed a Gen 3 vehicle
- 2022 Supercar Grid so Far Supercars Championship 01 September 2021
- Heimgartner's funny link with new team owner Supercars Championship 19 January 2021
- Randle confirmed for 2022 full-time Supercars seat Speedcafe 18 June 2021
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- Erebus to run Camaros in 2022 Speedcafe 3 June 2021
- Erebus expansion no longer on the cards Speedcafe 11 April 2021
- Team 18 to runs Camaros in 2022 Speedcafe 4 March 2021
- Fosty signs for two more years Auto Action 16 October 2020
- Michael Caruso signs two year enduro deal with Team 18 Speedcafe 13 January 2021
-  Auto Action 22 September 2021
- Mostert inks long-term WAU extension Speedcafe 15 June 2021
-  Speedcafe 31 August 2021
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- DJR to race on, develop Gen3 Mustang Supercars Championship 24 October 2020
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- Supercars confirm Gen3 timeline Auto Action 4 June 2021