Hamilton City Council backs V8s
17 DECEMBER, 2010
For immediate release
Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has confirmed Council’s commitment to V8 Supercars Australia and its promotion of the V8s
in the city next year.
Ms Hardaker says the recent publication of the cost of the V8s and the fact that it is much more than Council and
ratepayers would have wanted should not detract from the fact V8 Supercars Australia is now behind promoting and
managing the event in Hamilton.
“As well as being owners of the international series, V8 Supercars is very experienced at successfully running
individual rounds in a number of Australian cities and it is good news for Hamilton that they will be fulfilling the
same role here. I have found them very professional to deal with and they are committed to a successful event in
V8 Supercars took over the promotion and management of the event this year and the financial risk that they are
undertaking including the commitment to spend more than $1m on the major world class entertainment for 2011 for race
fans and locals alike, underlines the level of support that they are making not only to the event but to the people of
Hamilton and New Zealand as a whole.
“Nearly 70 per cent of V8’s $10m budget is spent on people, suppliers and the retail community in the Waikato region
which represents an enormous financial shot in the arm for our region, especially in these economic times where many
businesses are finding it challenging.”
Ms Hardaker said it is important for the people of Hamilton to support the 2011 event. “I urge all residents and
businesses to get behind this unique Hamilton event and ensure it’s a successful event for our city. The new Rock n Race
format will see bands ZZ Top and Good Charlotte perform concerts and I hope that Hamiltonians take the opportunity to
April’s event is the third round of the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship and attracts a massive global
Tickets for the ITM 400 Hamilton on April 15-17 can be purchased from Ticketek agencies or by calling 0800 TICKETEK.