Monday 1 December 2003 - Supercar Promotions Limited (SPL) have today announced the following provisional calendar for the inaugural season of the exciting all-new SCV8 Supercar Championship.
Visiting the major circuits of the UK covering the South East, Midlands, West Country, Norfolk, the North, North West and Scotland, motorsport fans will have the opportunity to witness the sights and sounds of an eager grid of established stars and young guns in their 550bhp, V8, RWD racing saloons. The cars will represent their mid-range 4 door cousins from currently, Jaguar, Peugeot, Honda, and Vauxhall with two further manufacturers to be announced shortly and compete in championship races where the results will be totally unpredictable.
SPL are now completing negotiations with organisers of supporting race championships and the full event timetable and content of each event programme will be announced shortly.
The all-new championship is a landmark for British Motorsport as it is set to generate over £15m for the British Motorsport Industry. With over 90% British component content and a 100% British build programme the series will generate over £5m of capital spend on race cars and engines, securing jobs in the motorsport industry when appointed SCV8 teams commence assembly of the rear wheel drive saloon cars during the coming winter period. In addition, with sponsorship and driver budgets a further £10m plus will be created over the first three seasons totalling in excess of £15m, making the series a welcome boost to a sport which is currently seeking additional funding.
For further information please visit www.scv8.co.uk