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The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship is launched

More than three weeks before the opening round of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship in Newcastle, Sydney hosted the formal launch of the season.

Signalling one of the biggest changes in Australian touring car history with the entrance of the Gen3 specification Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Both variants roared into life at the season launch, thrilling attendees.

“This year will be unforgettable for fans,” said Supercars CEO Shane Howard.

“With the Camaro vs Mustang debut, the return of the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 and our marquee event, the Repco Bathurst 1000, celebrating its 60th anniversary, 2023 is shaping as one of the most exciting in the history of our sport.

“We have seen that excitement and anticipation build around the country as teams, who have worked tirelessly over recent months, unveiled and hit the track with their brand new Supercars.

“Today we are launching not just a new season, but a new era for our great sport.

“Under the guidance of our ownership group RACE and our stakeholders, we have set a path for the future of Supercars, and we cannot wait to begin racing these incredible new cars on the streets of Newcastle in just over two weeks’ time.”

Repco enters its third season as naming rights partner of the Supercars Championship, an association set to continue until 2028 after recently being extended at last year’s VALO Adelaide 500.

Repco CEO Wayne Bryant revealed his enthusiasm for Gen3 and the excitement it is set to bring in 2023.

“We’re incredibly excited about the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship and the introduction of Gen3,” said Bryant.

“The Gen3 program is going to create an exciting new chapter and bring new levels of competitiveness, innovation, and fan engagement to the Repco Supercars Championship.

“We can’t wait for the 2023 Supercars season to kick off at Newcastle and we’re excited to see the new cars on the track and the competition heating up.”

The Repco Supercars Championship will consist of 28 races across 12 rounds equalling to nearly 5400km of racing.

An all-in group test occurs at Sydney Motorsport Park tomorrow starting at 8:30am and which is free to the public.