V8 Utes Secure Live Bathurst Races

Round Seven of the Yokohama V8 Utes Racing Series will be broadcast live on Channel Seven as part of the networks coverage of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Saturday 11th October and Sunday 12th October. Saturday’s Race will be televised as live on the Channel Seven afternoon telecast between 12pm – 5:30pm and Sunday’s race will run live at 7:50am just prior to the start of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1,000.This is the  first time in eight years that the V8 Ute’s have appeared at Mt Panorama as a round of the Championship, although 10 ute competitors teamed with a number of Bathurst legends in 2006 for a one off event as part of the Bathurst Motor Festival. Mr Bill West of SPHERIX, the V8 Utes Category Manager, believes this is a great opportunity for the series given that Bathurst is traditionally the most watched motor sport event in the Country.

“We have been working towards this for some time with V8 Supercars Australia and I am sure the race fans at the mountain wont be disappointed by the on track action,” Mr West said.

“ The series has grown an enormous profile over the past few seasons, much of which has to do with the support of the SEVEN Network and being on the V8 Supercar race calendar. The live races from Bathurst will be televised to a vast audience, which is a great opportunity for our teams and commercial partners. Race 1 will be held on Friday, Race 2 will be the traditional reverse of the top 16 finishers from Race 1, and  the Race 3 grid will be based on aggregate points from Races 1 and 2.” West explained.32 Utes will take the track for Round Seven of the Yokohama V8 Ute Series, with Ford’s Layton Crambrook holding a narrow margin over Holden’s Kim Jane.  Both Crambrook and Jane have extensive Bathurst experience and will be out to maximise the Championship result.Tune in to Channel Seven’s coverage of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 to catch all the excitement of the Yokohama V8 Utes Series, Sat October 11 and Sunday October 12.