The New Zealand V8 Ute Racing Championship, one of the longest standing championships in the motorsport community, has confirmed plans for its 2020-2021 season – it’s 16th edition. And RYCO 24•7 is excited to announce we are continuing our sponsorship for another year!
After an initial year as naming rights sponsor of the long standing category, RYCO 24•7 is back for another season that will see the category race at four events.
Securing the title sponsor again is great news for the category, particularly with their enthusiasm for the category.
“RYCO 24•7 is excited to sponsor NZ V8 Ute 2020/2021 championship season! We enjoy supporting New Zealanders and we can’t wait to continue our involvement with such an exciting motorsport category. Bring on Round 1”, said New Zealand Sales and Operations Manager Azim Aslam.
The category will once again be airing a highlights package on terrestrial television on Sundays after each race weekend on CRC Motorsport on TV3. It has been one of most popular racing categories on the show for years in terms of audience share and this year’s field should continue that trend with its classic Ford vs Holden battles on the agenda.
The on-going effects of the global COVID 19 pandemic have meant that it will be a modest start for the category at Pukekohe, with a likely field of 10-12 cars but more are likely to find their way out of sheds for the 2021 races.
Heading the entry will be two-time champion and current title holder Paul Manuell in his Digga Bits Holden. His most likely challengers are Peter Ward in his Ward Demolition Holden and former champion Matthew Spratt in the rapid Primogrow Ford Falcon FG.
2020-’21 RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Championship Series:
|1||Pukekohe Park, Auckland||4 – 6 December 2020|
|2||Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Waikato||22 – 24 January 2021|
|3||Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, Feilding||5 – 7 March 2021|
|4||Hampton Down Motorsport Park, Waikato||26 -28 March 2021|
RYCO 24•7 as proud naming sponsors and wish the V8 Utes Team all the best in their upcoming race season.
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Photo: Chris Dillon