MotorSport New Zealand meets with V8 Categories

MotorSport New Zealand, NZV8s and V8 SuperTourers met in Wellington yesterday to discuss the future and way forward for V8 touring car racing in New Zealand.

MotorSport New Zealand President, Shayne Harris said: "This was a very positive and productive meeting which has resulted in all three parties working together for the betterment of the classes involved."

"There was good discussion around the look and structure of the race calendar with both V8 SuperTourers and NZV8s indicating that they both wished to review their race calendars based on a calendar year from 2014 onwards," said Mr Harris.

"V8 SuperTourers indicated that they would like their rules and regulations to be sanctioned and the sport will work with the category over the coming weeks with the objective to achieve that."

V8 SuperTourers, Managing Director, Mark Petch, said: "The meeting was friendly, frank and constructive. We are now very confident that all three parties can work together for the betterment of motor racing here in New Zealand."

Greg Lancaster, Chairman of NZV8's, said that he was very pleasantly surprised with the accords reached on a number of substantive issues. "A major objective of my board, the return to a unified premier racing series, has been agreed in principle."

The parties have agreed in principle on all fronts and over the next few weeks the details will be worked through with the aim being a closer working relationship for the benefit of motorsport in New Zealand.

Fabian Coulthard Race2

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