Many people who work in V8 Supercar will arrive at the opening round of the 2007 season in Adelaide next week without any sense of the previous year having ended.
Much will be different about the championship this year, and change on that sort of scale requires a lot of late nights, be it in the boardrooms or on the workshop floor.
There is an entirely new generation of car. There are, for the first time, rules governing how much money the teams can spend and, to some extent, how they can spend it and, on the sporting front, there has been a complete overhaul of both qualifying and the points system. Approaches that for years have stemmed from conventional wisdom now require a fresh start with a clean sheet of paper.