Exciting opportunity for Kiwi motorsport

There are good times on the horizon for kiwi motorsport fans with the announcement that TV3 and Event 1 - the company responsible for promoting the exciting ENZED V8 Utes Series - will produce a five round motorsport series beginning in July. The...

There are good times on the horizon for kiwi motorsport fans with the announcement that TV3 and Event 1 - the company responsible for promoting the exciting ENZED V8 Utes Series - will produce a five round motorsport series beginning in July. The series will include classes like the NZV8 Utes, Porsche, Production Class, Muscle Cars and Pre-65 Saloons.

In addition to the series TV3 will be screening the NZV8 Utes Series, the Fujitsu V8 Series, the Australian V8 Ute Series and V8 Extra in addition to their regular V8 Supercar coverage throughout the year.

For the New Zealand motorsport enthusiast the announcement essentially means that they can now enjoy a host of good quality motorsport all year round. The five round series will take place during a time on the calendar that other categories are not racing while the television coverage will provide great profile for the classes and teams involved.

"Event 1 and TV3 Motorsport is a joint venture designed to bring "live" motorsport entertainment into kiwi homes," say's Jamie Kett of Event 1. " The focus is about providing visually exciting categories that relate to all and provide good fields and race formats that encourage close racing. There is no elite category. All classes will have equal billing and opportunities to put their product on the screen and generate commercial partnerships that will sustain ongoing development. Sustainability is the key for us. Event 1 does not compete with the traditional Motorsport New Zealand show. Our season runs outside of their's and will in fact will grow interest in motorsport across all mediums and audiences. We are looking at the big picture. Categories will include classes like Historic Muscle Cars, Modern Muscle Cars, NZV8 Utes, Pre-65, Porsche, F5000, V8's of all shapes and sizes, Formula Libre and essentially whoever can meet the numbers and entertainment criteria. We have had early negotiations with three manufacturers who wish to support the series as well as an endurance event at Hampton Downs," say's Kett.

Preparations are underway for the new series which is due to kick off late in July.

-credit: event 1

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