V8 Supercars Reduce Tyre Allocations

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V8 Supercars has reduced tyre allocations for seven remaining rounds. Photo credit: Keith McInnes Photography

Tyre allocations for seven rounds of this year’s V8 Supercars championship have been reduced as part of the category’s continued commitment to cutting costs.

It is estimated the cut-back will save teams a combined total of almost Aus $600,000.

The all-soft tyre events – Tasmania Microsoft Office 365, Chill Perth 360, Ipswich 360 and Winton 360 – have been reduced by one set, while two sets have been removed from the Gold Coast 600.

In the mixed-tyre meetings, the Sucrogen Townsville 400 has seen a cut of one set of softs, while in the all-hard compound events, the Phillip Island 360 allocation has been reduced by one set.

“The changes save a significant amount of money for the teams without negatively affecting the show,” said V8 Supercars Commission member Chris Lambden in an interview with Speedcafe.com.

“It’ll put a bit of a premium on intelligent tyre management at a couple of the events.

“We haven’t touched the longer events like Bathurst but certainly some of the sprint races, particularly the ones with the 60/60 format, had a little bit of fat in the original tyre allocation.”