UK SCV8 Supercar series news

Supercar Promotions Limited (SPL) are pleased to announce the first 3 franchise teams and 12 cars for the all-new SCV8 Supercar Championship. The announcement of the SCV8 series back in July quickly established a database of over 60 motorsport...

Supercar Promotions Limited (SPL) are pleased to announce the first 3 franchise teams and 12 cars for the all-new SCV8 Supercar Championship.

The announcement of the SCV8 series back in July quickly established a database of over 60 motorsport teams who registered their interest in the championship. To achieve the 20 car grid for 2004 only 5-franchise teams are required, who could each run 4-cars, or sell up to 2-cars to satellite teams. The organisers are pleased to announce reaching agreement with the following 3-teams who with support from SPL will provide the first 12 cars for the series;

Team Franchise
Team Dynamics Racing Jaguar X-Type
Team Varta Vauxhall Vectra
Vic Lee Motorsport Peugeot 407

These franchise teams will assemble the first 12 cars for the series from pre-assembled parts, supplied by SPL Engineering Division, appointing satellite teams to enter and work alongside them where required. Four manufacturers have now given approval for SCV8 and a further two will be announced shortly. Two further franchises have also reached final discussions in conjunction with these further two manufacturers.

Steve Neal, Team Dynamics owner said: "We are delighted to be taking the franchise for the exciting Jaguar X-Type, especially as this is the first time Jaguar have been involved with National Saloon Car racing since the 1960s with the 3.8 Mk 2. We are committed to 4-cars and from our experience so far, see no problem in achieving this."

John Batchelor, owner of Team Varta said: "We believe that SCV8 can put British Motorsport right back on the map, bringing back the support of the high street brands in the process. Our sponsors are delighted with the concept and we have already ordered 4-cars. We proved ourselves this year, with many class wins. We are now increasing our engineering resources and expect to be in contention to win SCV8 races in 2004"

Vic Lee, owner of Team VLR said: "The new Peugeot 407 due in the spring is a fantastic looking car. The great thing about SCV8 is that we can take the car as a brand new marque, straight to the track and race it competitively without a costly development programme. We believe that the SCV8 Championship will become a huge hit and therefore fit perfectly into our motorsport product portfolio. Our seats for 2004 are already in demand."

SPL Principal Andy Rouse said: â^À^ÜThe level of interest from drivers has been amazing. We are talking to ex-F1 drivers, current touring car drivers, well known ex-touring car drivers and many top drivers from National motorsport. In addition to our franchise teams, there are many satellite teams who are keen to run in the series. This has the potential to eclipse everything previously seen in British motorsport.â^À^Ý

Other SCV8 News:

Television
Positive negotiations with leading terrestrial and satellite broadcasters are ongoing.

www.scv8.co.uk
The above all new website goes live this week and provides all the detailed information about the SCV8 Supercar Championship. Visitors are also able to register their details to receive breaking news from the series organisers.

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