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New Zealand wins Placemakers V8 Supercar contract
17 February 2006
Air New Zealand has won the rights to transport all
teams and drivers for the upcoming PlaceMakers V8
Supercar round in Auckland.
involves transporting up to 400 drivers, team support
and officials from Australia and return for the second
round of the V8 Supercar Championship at Pukekohe
Park Raceway on 20 to 23 April.
is the first time Air New Zealand has won the contract
with significant value for the company and is initially
for two years with the right of renewal. The New Zealand
round of the V8 Supercar Championship will remain
at Pukekohe for two years with the promoters looking
for a new venue from 2008.
company will also handle all the logistical arrangements
for the teams.
very pleased to win this contract," said Roger
Poulton, Air New Zealand's General Manager of New
Zealand and Pacific Island Sales. "This is a
high profile national event with demanding logistical
challenges, and Air New Zealand is proud to be chosen
to assist in such a crucial role."
V8 Supercar promoter Dean Calvert of Capital Sports
Marketing said he was delighted to sign a deal with
Air New Zealand.
is a sizeable piece of business and an excellent opportunity
which needed to stack up financially for both parties,"
Mr Calvert said. "The PlaceMakers V8 Supercars,
which is the only round of the championship to be
staged in this country, is now promoted by a New Zealand
am pleased to be able to strike a deal with our own
national carrier. Where possible we are offering all
of our business to New Zealand companies for what
is a major event."