Supercars renames second tier to Super2

The second-tier Supercars series will be renamed the Dunlop Super2 Series for the 2017 season, along with the introduction of a new ‘wildcard’ scheme.

Supercars renames second tier to Super2

Having generally been known as the Development Series, or DVS, outside of its sponsor names over the years, it will now formally be known as Super2.

It’s not a just a name change either, with Supercars confirming through its official site that Super2 teams and drivers will be invited to enter wildcard entries in the main Supercars series at four different events across the season.

Drivers will be able to enter wildcards for Winton, Barbagallo Raceway, Hidden Valley, and Queensland Raceway, but will be restricted to running a maximum two of those four events.

“The Super2 brand is about positioning the series correctly so that it is easily identifiable as the pathway that our drivers progress through,” series boss James Warburton told the Supercars official website.

“We’ve set up the Super2 calendar with Bathurst as a non-points scoring round to encourage teams to run wildcards at that event. mBut we’re also keen to give Super2 drivers the opportunity to race as wildcards at the four SuperSprint events as part of their education process.

“There is particularly strong potential for teams to run at their local event, which is cost effective and can increase community involvement in those events.

“We are also working on the formative stages of a Supercars Academy that will further drive the pathway for young talent progressing towards Supercars.”

Supercars itself will have the final say over whether or not a wildcard entry is accepted. Motorsport.com is currently awaiting a response from CAMS regarding how wildcard entries will be dealt with regarding the new Superlicence, which has been the cause of much controversy over the last 24 hours.

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