V8 Utes secure expanded New Zealand TV Deal

V8 Utes secure expanded New Zealand TV Deal The 2009 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series can now be viewed through free to air TV on New Zealand's TV3. All eight rounds will be televised on TV3 throughout the year with the first round, (Clipsal 500)...

V8 Utes secure expanded New Zealand TV Deal

The 2009 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series can now be viewed through free to air TV on New Zealand's TV3.

All eight rounds will be televised on TV3 throughout the year with the first round, (Clipsal 500) going to air this weekend, Sunday, 14th June at 4:00pm.

"It's fantastic that we have picked up free to air on TV3. The Aussie V8 Ute Series has a great following in New Zealand and we have had some fairly quick Kiwis in series over the years, including Chris Pither, Colin Corkery and John McIntyre," explained V8 Ute category manager Bill West.

"This along with our TV deal through MOTORS TV Europe and Fox Sports gives the V8 Utes Series significant worldwide exposure."

The New Zealand ENZED V8 Ute Series launched in 2007, expanding the appeal of the Ute style of racing across the Tasman.

A Trans Tasman Challenge is currently in the planning process for later this year, before a return bout in 2010. The inaugural Trans Tasman Challenge held at Manfeild on New Zealand's North Island in 2006 was a great success delivering Manfeild its largest one day crowd since the 1987 round of the World Superbike Championship.

Below is the 2009 Schedule for the V8 Utes screenings: <pre> DATE COVERAGE TIME 14th Jun ROUND ONE (Clipsal 500) 4:00PM 28th Jun ROUND TWO (Winton Raceway) 4:00PM 5th Jul ROUND THREE (Symmons Plains) 4:00PM 19th Jul ROUND FOUR (Hidden Valley) 4:00PM 16th Aug ROUND FIVE (Townsville 400) 3:30PM 20th Sep ROUND SIX (Sandown) 4:00PM 1st Nov ROUND SEVEN (Bathurst 1000) 4:00PM 20th Dec ROUND EIGHT (Sydney 400) 3:30PM

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Series Supercars
Drivers John McIntyre , Chris Pither , Colin Corkery
Tags TV