Nitro SuperGP newsletter 2009-04-06

LESS THAN 200 DAYS TO THE NITRO SUPERGP A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to Portugal this weekend, while Mexico City announced as A1GP season finale Less than 200 days are now left to run before the 2009 Nitro SuperGP, which will take place...

LESS THAN 200 DAYS TO THE NITRO SUPERGP

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to Portugal this weekend, while Mexico City announced as A1GP season finale

Less than 200 days are now left to run before the 2009 Nitro SuperGP, which will take place on the streets of Surfers Paradise over October 22-25.

Sunday April 5 marked the beginning of the 200 day countdown to the Event, which will bring together the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and the home-grown V8 Supercars for the first time, for four days and nights of action at what is one of the world's great sporting festivals.

As the countdown begins, Nitro SuperGP General Manager Greg Hooton said the Event was moving strongly.

"Corporate and public sales are on target following the official ticket launch on March 24th," said Hooton.

"We have recently had the announcement of our naming rights sponsor Nitro Energy Drink which was followed by the famous Brabham family being appointed as the number one, two and three ticketholders in the year of the 50th anniversary of Sir Jack's first world title.

"That announcement coincided with tickets going on sale and the renewal of Conrad Jupiters as a major partner, which sees the company continue an uninterrupted involvement since the Event's first running in 1991, and now with the 200 day countdown kicking off the Event is really on a roll."

The 2009 Nitro SuperGP, October 22-25, will be one of the first rounds of the 2009/10 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and Event 11 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series.

The event is produced through a partnership between the Queensland Government and IMG - tickets for this year's event officially went on sale on March 23 through Ticketek on 1300 303 103. ??

For all the latest ticket information visit the event's new website www.SuperGP.com. From a one day General Admission ticket to a 4 day Platinum Grandstand seat, the Nitro SuperGP has ticket options to suit every style and pocket. One day General Admission tickets start from just $35 and Four Day passes start from $180 -- but if you buy a 4 day pass before August 1 you'll save $40*. Children 12 and under are free to enter the Event. See SuperGP.com for all ticketing information and prices (*conditions apply. Visit website for details.)

A1GP HEADS TO PORTUGAL THIS WEEKEND -- VODAFONE AS TITLE SPONSOR A1GP World Cup of Motorsport announced that Vodafone is to be the Title Sponsor for A1GP Algarve, Portugal, which will take place in Portugal from 10-12 April 2009.

The event, which is the sixth round of the 08/09 season, shall be known as the Vodafone A1GP Algarve. A1GP World Cup of Motorsport is heading to Portugal for only the second time in its history and for the first time to the brand new Autodromo Internacional do Algarve circuit.

With several teams, including A1 Teams Switzerland, Ireland, Netherlands and the home team A1 Team Portugal, all battling for the championship and to win the prized World Cup of Motorsport trophy, the event promises to be one of the most memorable of the season.

AIGP MEXICO CITY CONFIRMED AS SEASON FINALE A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has been given FIA approval to hold A1GP Mexico City, Mexico on the weekend of the 22-24 May 2009, thus making this the eighth and final round of Season Four.

This popular event, which has been included on the A1GP calendar since Season Two, has never before been the series decider. A1GP has visited Mexico every season with Fundidora Park in Monterrey being the track used in Season One and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City in Seasons Two and Three.

After receiving the news A1GP CEO, Pete da Silva, said it was important for the series to be returning to Mexico.

"It is very important for the series to go back to Mexico City, especially as it won the award for being the best run event of Season Three," said da Silva.

"The fans have always given us a warm welcome, and it will be great to let them witness the finale of what has been a very exciting first season for the A1GP Powered by Ferrari cars."

The approval is subject to the completion of FIA stipulated track changes that will allow the granting of the necessary licence. This work is due to start soon.

-credit: supergp.com

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