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Jan 28, 2015


Pro and Privateer classes to be created as V8 Touring Cars prepares for eighth season with Shannons Nationals

THE KUMHO Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series has confirmed a raft of changes of major benefit to competitors in the category in 2015.

A new class structure to split professional car preparers and owner/driver teams, an entry incentive program and a renewed television deal combine to give solid value to the loyal existing competitor base and any prospective entrant.

Cars in the 2015 Kumho Series will be split into ‘Pro’ and ‘Privateer’ classes with the ‘Pro’ cars those entered by professional race teams and car preparers (such as 2014 champions Eggleston Motorsport) and the ‘Privateers’ featuring drivers who prepare and operate their own car/s.

The Kumho Series is also offering free entry to the final round at Sydney Motorsport Park in November for competitors that have attended the first four rounds with the same driver and car combination.

Series organisers have also confirmed a continuation of television coverage of every round on SBS’ Speedweek program as well as the Kumho Series featuring as part of the Shannons Nationals television programming on Fox Sports 5.

Respected Adelaide motorsport administrator Liam Curkpatrick has taken over Category Management of the V8 Touring Car category in 2015.

“This year’s calendar is more user friendly and we’re working hard to re-build the car count this year after a tough 2014,” says Curkpatrick.

“The Kumho Series is still the best value place to race these types of cars at this level when you combine the value of the television coverage, the tyre deal, use of garages and the entry fees.”

The Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series will kick off at a bumper Shannons Nationals round at Sandown on March 27-29 before visiting Winton, Queensland Raceway, Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park in a condensed five-round calendar.