An extract on #supercars
The 2017 season saw the category undergo a substantial revision of its technical regulations, with the introduction of Gen 2 Supercar rules which opened the championship up to a wider range of body shapes and engine configurations. Despite this, all teams continued within the previous regulations.
Jason Bright moved his Britek Motorsport Racing Entitlement Contract (REC) from Brad Jones Racing to Prodrive Racing Australia.
Super Black Racing closed at the end of 2016, with its REC sold to Prodrive Racing Australia co-owner, Rusty French, who on-sold it to Tim Blanchard Racing.
Triple Eight Race Engineering became the official Holden factory team. Walkinshaw Racing, which competed as the factory Holden Racing Team from 1990 to 2016, became a customer Holden team instead.
Volvo withdrew from the series at the end of the 2016 season. Garry Rogers Motorsport returned to using Holden Commodores, as it had done prior to switching to Volvo in 2014.
Jason Bright moved from Brad Jones Racing returning to Prodrive Racing Australia, for whom he drove in 2005 and 2006, racing under his Britek Motorsport REC.
Matt Chahda was scheduled to make his Supercars dbut with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, but his application for a racing licence was refused by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. Taz Douglas instead drove for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for the first three events of the season.
Shae Davies left Erebus Motorsport to return to the Dunlop Super2 Series.
Simona de Silvestro joined the championship with Nissan Motorsport. Having contested the 2015 and 2016 Bathurst 1000 events, De Silvestro is the first female driver to contest the full championship since Melinda Price and Kerryn Brewer in 1998.
Scott McLaughlin moved from Garry Rogers Motorsport to DJR Team Penske.
Nick Percat moved from Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport to Brad Jones Racing.
Chris Pither lost his seat at Super Black Racing after the team closed, he will return as an endurance race co-driver with Erebus Motorsport.
Scott Pye moved from DJR Team Penske to Walkinshaw Racing.
Alex Rullo became the youngest Supercars driver in the series' history when he made his dbut for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport at the Adelaide 500.
Garth Tander moved from Walkinshaw Racing to Garry Rogers Motorsport, having previously driven for the team between 1998 and 2004.
Dale Wood moved from Nissan Motorsport to Erebus Motorsport.
Taz Douglas was unable to contest the fourth event of the championship, at Barbagallo Raceway. He was replaced by Matthew Brabham.
Cameron McConville returned to Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for the Darwin Triple Crown.
Aaren Russell returned to Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for the Townsville, Bathurst and Newcastle rounds of the series.
Alex Davison drove for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport at the Ipswich and Sydney Motorsport Park events, as well as in the Enduro Cup.