Several teams are gearing up for the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship with the introduction of new cars. The Gen3 era, inaugurated in 2023, witnessed teams rushing to prepare cars for testing. As the new season approaches, some teams have chosen to embrace a fresh start by constructing new vehicles.
Championship contenders Erebus Motorsport and Triple Eight Race Engineering, both Chevrolet teams, are among those opting for new builds. Erebus is retiring Brodie Kostecki’s title-winning Camaro, EM05, in favor of constructing new cars for the reigning champion and incoming teammate Jack Le Brocq.
Triple Eight is following suit, building new cars for Broc Feeney and new recruit Will Brown, whose previous Erebus Camaro was damaged in an Adelaide crash.
Will Brown explained Triple Eight’s approach, stating, “Generally, they usually start the year with new cars to start fresh, and they’ve taken that approach into the new season. There’s always more to learn; last year was a learning year for everyone with the new cars.”
Other Camaro teams, Matt Stone Racing and PremiAir Racing, are also entering 2024 with new cars. MSR aims to introduce a wildcard entry in 2024, and PremiAir Racing has acquired a Triple Eight-built chassis for their lineup.
Representing the Blue Oval, five two-car teams will compete in 2024 — Tickford Racing, Dick Johnson Racing, Penrite Racing, Walkinshaw Andretti United, and Blanchard Racing Team. Penrite Racing is building a new chassis, GR-03, for newcomer Richie Stanaway, while DJR is working on DJRS-06 for Anton De Pasquale.
Tickford has downsized to two cars for Cam Waters and Thomas Randle, with chassis TR-27 heading to BRT. All teams now possess three cars — two race-ready and a spare each.
WAU, Team 18, and Brad Jones Racing are retaining their 2023 chassis for the upcoming season, with new drivers joining their respective lineups. The 2024 Repco Supercars Championship is set to kick off at the Thrifty Bathurst 500 on February 23-25, following test days at Queensland Raceway and Winton Motor Raceway.