Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Pukekohe circuit transformed for Boost Mobile V8

Media statement For immediate release - 26 October 2001

Pukekohe circuit transformed for Boost Mobile V8 International

Not just the racing, but the circuit itself will surprise and delight motor racing fans when they flock to the Pukekohe circuit to watch the Boost Mobile V8 International, according to Geoff Jones, Director of Motorsport for IMG, the event promoters.

The Boost Mobile V8 International is round 12 of the Shell Championship Series for V8 Supercars and is the first round of the popular motor racing series to be run outside Australia. The event is being held from November 9-11 at Pukekohe Park Raceway, about 45 kilometres south of Auckland city.

Geoff Jones says the transformation of the 2.8 kilometre circuit to a truly international motor racing venue is progressing at a great pace. "The whole place has a new look. We've had to bring in additional marquee suppliers to ensure that everything will be ready for the public on November 9," says Mr Jones. "There are hospitality suites at the Boost Mobile Esses, inside and outside of the Holden Hairpin and on Ford Mountain, as well as over the pit lane garages.

"Fans will see that the hill stand has been improved with new seating and that we have built a temporary grandstand beside the existing grandstand along the start-finish straight and another at the Holden Hairpin.

"Pit lane looks completely different with a substantial structure incorporating the team garages with corporate suites above. It's going to be a spectacular sight when it's finished and all the signage is up."



Ticket sales for the three-day motor racing extravaganza continue to be strong, with many fans taking the opportunity to secure a paddock pass which offers access to the V8 Supercar paddock area.

"We know people love to get as close to their racing heroes as they can," says Mr Jones. "The paddock pass will enable fans to enjoy wandering near the V8 Supercar teams."

"The Boost Mobile V8 International will take motor racing to a whole new level for New Zealand fans. We encourage motorsport fans to secure their tickets now to make sure they can be there for this fantastic event at Pukekohe."

ENDS

PHOTOS - Photographs of the construction will be available in jpg format on Monday 29/10/01. Please email Kate if you wish to have 1-2 photos sent to you by email.

For more information, please contact: Kate Gordon, media relations consultant to IMG Phone (09) 303-1633, mobile (021) 587 227 or email kate@allanboyle.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: The Helicopter View From Space Yoga Studio

Written in Sanskrit at some point between the second century BCE and the fourth century CE, Patanjali's classic definition of the purpose of yoga has been translated in a number of different ways, but they all boil down to essentially the same message - the calming or quieting of “mental fluctuations.” More>>

Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Bach And Ellington

The NZSO’s Shed Series returned for 2019 with the aptly titled REBIRTH at Shed 6. This theme dealt with the way in which music constantly evolves and changes, with styles and musical periods reborn in completely new and different ways. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi? - C'est Chic, Ça Colette!

Starring the ravishingly vibrant Keira Knightley in the title role, Colette is a fairly pedestrian paint-by numbers biopic - which is a little disappointing, given that its cross-dressing and pansexual protagonist lead anything but a dull life. More>>


Wellington Repertory Theatre: New Season Includes Royal Hunt of The Sun

“The objective behind our ambitious 2019 season is to expand our offering to a broader range of Wellingtonians. It’s the first time in over a decade that we’ve produced four shows, and the first time we will be performing at the Hannah Payhouse,” says Oliver Mander, WRT’s President. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Revenants - They Shall Not Grow Old

Jackson has toiled laboriously in the trenches of the digital revolution for decades, with his two turgid Tolkien trilogies constantly pushing the envelope in terms of computer-generated entertainment and providing his latest project with sufficient combat experience to warrant serious Oscar consideration for its remarkable technical achievements. More>>


Unseen Let It Be Footage: Peter Jackson Making "The Ultimate Beatles Film"

Jackson's new film will be compiled from fifty-five hours of never-released studio footage of The Beatles recording their final album Let It Be in January 1969. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland