Supercars organisation perform centre-of-gravity test after Melbourne

The Supercars Championship organisation has completed a centre-of-gravity (COG) test following the Melbourne race weekend in a process to ensure parity between the manufacturers.

The Ford Mustangs of DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing have dominated the two opening race weekends of 2019, raising questions whether the new Mustang has an advantage regarding the COG.

The COG were measured on cars from DJR Team Penske, Tickford Racing, Triple Eight Race Engineering, Walkinshaw Andretti United, Garry Rogers Motorsport, Erebus Motorsport, Brad Jones Racing and Kelly Racing earlier this week.

The data collected from the test will be analysed by the Supercars Championship organisation.

“There are well defined processes, mechanisms and resources in place to manage the category and ensure equitable competition,” said Adrian Burgess, the Supercars’ head of motorsport, to supercars.com.

“A wide range of data and information has and is being collected and will be thoroughly analysed. If an issue is identified, it will be addressed accordingly.”

The same issue was raised when the latest version of the Holden Commodore was introduced in 2018, claiming seven of eight victories in the opening race weekends. The Ford and Nissan teams were then allowed to use composite body panels to lower their COG.