Van Gisbergen win puts cat amongst the pigeons   5 Mar 2013

V8 Supertourers

Van Gisbergen win puts cat amongst the pigeons for Christchurch V8s

It’s all on this weekend at the Powerbuilt Tools Raceway, Ruapuna when the stars of the Clipsal 500 take on the rest of New Zealand’s best V8 drivers in the second round of the BNT V8 SuperTourer series – the Mike Pero Need for Speed event in Christchurch.

Clipsal 500 winner – and a dominant winner at that – Shane van Gisbergen, will take on reigning V8ST champ and another young ace to star in Adelaide, Scott McLaughlin as well as SuperTourer round one winner Greg Murphy, Andy Booth, John McIntyre, Craig Baird, Ant Pedersen, Dominic Storey and the rest of the 20 car field.

Local drivers Eddie Bell and Richard Moore provide interest for Christchurch fans, Moore particularly having enjoyed a great start to his 2013 season as part of the M3 Racing set-up which also runs Murphy and Paul Manuell.

All eyes will be on van Gisbergen, however, the controversial young Kiwi having done his talking on the track at the weekend with two pole positions and a fantastic overall victory in Sunday’s feature race.

“Shane looked very good on his V8ST debut at Hampton Downs, getting quicker and quicker until the final race when he grabbed a second place,” said BNT V8 SuperTourer CEO Ray Noonan.

“At Adelaide he looked fast from the start and just got better and better. That was a fine win for him and we’re very excited that his next race is going to be a SuperTourer one. Like Scott McLaughlin, he’s clearly on top of his game at the moment and this will add extra interest to what is already shaping up to be a fantastic event. I’m a motorsport fan, but picking a winner for this one is as tough as it gets.”

With the support of Mike Pero, the SuperTourer circus has opened its doors on Saturday for the region’s schoolchildren, who can all come with their parents for free to sample top line NZ motorsport. Over 700 family passes have so far been requested.

The action kicks off at the Powerbuilt Tools Raceway on Saturday morning with UDC NZ V8 Utes, Suzukis and classes for four cylinder and open saloons on the support bill to the SuperTourers. Two sessions of practice will be followed by SuperTourer qualifying on Saturday afternoon and there will be three races on a packed Sunday at the track.

Tickets can be ordered in advance from www.tickepros.co.nz but will also be available on the gate on Saturday and Sunday.


ENDS


 

Add a comment

Bookmark and Share

News

A democratic path forward to mandate a plan for #Brexit

26 Jun 2016 Opinion
Opinion - Alastair Thompson   A democratic path forward to mandate a proper plan for #Brexit - a proposal. By Alastair ... more

Minister to attend WW1 commemorations in Europe

24 Jun 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2016 Media Statement Minister to attend WW1... more

Business

NZ stocks turn as referendum result keeps investors guessing

24 Jun 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ stocks turn as UK referendum result keeps investors guessing By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ dollar drops vs. Australian dollar

7 Jun 2016 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops vs. Australian dollar on lack of RBA rate cut By Jonathan Underhill June 7 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Living

The Infinite Air: new book about Jean Batten celebrates NZ aviator's life

27 Jun 2016 Arts
** WIN one of two copies of the novel - visit our Competitions page for more details ** JEAN BATTEN was born in New Zealand in 1909,... more

INTERVIEW: NZ electronica pioneers Pitch Black in London

27 Jun 2016 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
Pioneers of New Zealand's electronica scene, Pitch Black are celebrating the impending anniversary of their inaugural... more

Property

Record annual profit for Kiwi Property

16 May 2016 Property
By Jonathan Underhill May 16 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Property Group, the country's biggest listed property investor by market value,... more

Record annual profit for Kiwi Property

16 May 2016 Property
Portfolio gain, rental income growth delivers record annual profit for Kiwi Property By Jonathan Underhill May 16 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Migration

Kiwis could be affected by tighter UK rules

30 Mar 2016 Migration By Audrey Young
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more

Immigrants' attitudes to corruption worries SFO

17 Feb 2016 Migration By Sophie Boot
Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's record inbound migration has undermined the country's squeaky-clean reputation because of an... more

Travel

More funding for the New Zealand Cycle Trail

3 Jun 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government   Rt Hon John Key Prime MinisterMinister of Tourism 3 June 2016 More funding for the New Zealand... more

Jucy plans to expand pod-style hotel chain to Australia

16 May 2016 NZ Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 16 May 2016 12:20 PM Jucy plans to expand pod-style hotel chain to Australia in 2017 By Fiona... more

Sport

Misfortune strikes All Blacks centre Moala

26 Jun 2016 Rugby By Daniel Gilhoolyd
more

Richie McCaw: 148

22 Jun 2016 Sport
Upstart Press   Richie McCaw: 148 148 tests 131 wins 110 times captain of the All Blacks 2 Rugby World Cup triumphs 12... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on our refugee response, and a TPP rewrite

14 Jun 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on our paltry refugee response and a brazen US rewrite of the TPP First published at... more

Gordon Campbell on Muhammad Ali

7 Jun 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
As with Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali changed the times in which he lived so thoroughly that anyone coming along afterwards will probably... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to Belgium named

23 Jun 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCully Minister of Foreign Affairs   23 June 2016 Media Statement New Ambassador to Belgium... more

New appointments to Vulnerable Children’s Board

12 May 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 12 May 2016 New appointments to Vulnerable Children’s... more

Recruitment

Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL extended

10 Mar 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 10 March 2016 Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL... more

Scheme helping to staff hard to fill positions

28 Feb 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Scheme helping to staff hard to fill positions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme... more

s