Australia's leading motorsports accessories store Revolution Racegear has resigned as primary sponsor of the Australia's only live prime time motorsport show In Pit Lane which returns to Melbourne's Channel 31 on Tuesday July 25th at 9.30 pm.
Revolution Racegear Managing Director Dale Rodgers said that the company was delighted to be back on board for the new series after their sponsorship of an earlier series this year.
Revolution Racegear support a wide range of local and international motorsport from Karts and Formula Vee through to Australia's top V8 Supercar stars like Craig Lowndes and International stars like British Formula Ford star James Courtney and Indy Lights rookie star, former Bathurst winner Jason Bright.
In Pit Lane host Brett Ramsey said that the shows all volunteer crew were most grateful for Revolution Racegear's support.
"Without the support of Dale and the team at Revolution we simply couldn't produce the show each week" said Brett.
Although all those involved with the show give their time without payment the costs of producing 30 minutes of live television each week was beyond the reach of the cast and crew. "There are lots of cost like tape stock, studio costs, set design and construction, huge phone bills, faxes, travel etc that we simply can't afford to pay without the help of sponsors like Revolution Racegear " said Brett.
In Pit Lane is now in it's 5th year on air after it began on the now defunct Optus LocalVision service before moving to Melbourne's Channel 31 as part of the RMITV stable of shows.
Based at the RMIT University, RMITV Student Television is Australia's oldest community television production group and have been responsible for shows such as the variety show "The Loft -LIVE" Comedy like "Gwenyth's Head" BoobTube" and Under Melbourne Tonight and the local music show "New, Here now Live".
Several former RMITV members have gone on to work in the television mainstream including former Loft host Rove McManus soon to return to television on Network TEN.
In Pit Lane covers all form and levels of local motorsport and provides valuable media exposure and experience to young drivers just starting their careers.
Jason Bright, Garth Tander, Greg Ritter, Adam Macrow, Paul Dumbrell and many other young stars got some of their first live television exposure on In Pit Lane.
The respect the program receives from the local motorsport community was clearly evident last year when the show was saved from extinction by the financial support of some of the states biggest racers.
"In Pit Lane is what community television is all about" according to Brett. "We find as we move around the racetracks of Melbourne and even on occasions interstate, a real feeling of ownership of the show by the local motorsport community. They know we do it because of our love of the sport not because it puts dollars in our pockets"
In Pit Lane proudly presented by Revolution Racegear returns for a new 13 week season live from the studios of RMITV on Melbourne's Channel 31 Tuesday July 25th at 9.30pm.