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SuperTourers set to bring star names to first 2013 enduro

BNT Supertourers Headline Huge Summer Season Opener At Hampton Downs

SuperTourers set to bring star names to first 2013 enduro

The 2013-2014 Summer Season at Hampton Downs will blast off in the best possible way over the weekend of September 28 and 29 with the BNT V8 SuperTourers and their star drivers battling out the first round of their endurance season supported for the first time by classes from the New Zealand Racing Drivers League.

The SuperTourers were originally pencilled in for Pukekohe for the first of the 2013 enduros but will now run at the North Waikato track over the weekend of September 28 and 29.  All of the star drivers like Greg Murphy, Scott McLaughlin, Shane van Gisbergen, Ant Pedersen, Johnny McIntyre, Andy Booth and Craig Baird- along with a significant number of Australian and International drivers that will be confirmed over the next few weeks - will compete and with refuelling set to make its SuperTourer debut that weekend, the event is certain to be of huge interest to race fans.

Organisers NZRDL are promising lots of track time for fans of the country's fastest V8 touring cars as new combinations get to grips with the longer distance races following the first four rounds of sprint format racing.

Hampton Downs will host two rounds of the three round endurance series for the BNT SuperTourers so getting the cars and combinations sorted at the first weekend of September 28 and 29 is going to be absolutely critical for teams and drivers. If they get it right, then they could be set for two big points scoring weekends," explained the NZRDL's Chris Watson.

“It's just a fantastic way to kick off the summer season at Hampton Downs and we're genuinely thrilled that we will be able to showcase some of our young NZRDL classes such as the new Rotary Race Enthusiasts, the 2K Cup and the Motul Honda Cup. We'll also be running Formula Libre and Formula Ford at the event, so there should be something for everyone and non-stop action for the whole weekend."

The iconic Formula Ford 1600 class is on the bill at a BNT V8 SuperTourer event for the first time with the non-championship event a curtain raiser and shakedown for the new North Island Formula Ford Championship. The Motul Honda Cup hopes to field in excess of 20 cars, and the new Rotary class is also hopeful of fielding somewhere between 15 and 20 cars. The 2K Cup made its debut at Hampton Downs with 22 cars last month, and is hoping for a few more at the meeting, which will form the second round of its inaugural series. 

Families wishing to attend the Saturday of the event can go for FREE as part of the LJ Hooker Free Family Pass For Schools promotion. Just visit from September 5th and click on the LJ Hooker link, enter the school your children attend and grab a free four person pass!


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