Kumho Tyre Australia has been confirmed as major sponsor of the inaugural V8 Sleuth Touring Car Classic to be held at Winton Motor Raceway as part of the CAMS Shannons Nationals round on Father’s Day weekend (August 31/September 1).
The tyre provider and naming rights sponsor of the Kumho Tyre Super3 Series has added the Classic to its portfolio of Australian motorsport partnerships.
It will be the Control Tyre Supplier and Event Sponsor for the V8 Sleuth Touring Car Classic with all V8 Touring Cars/Five-Litre cars to run on the same 17-inch Kumho tyres that are used in the Super3 Series.
“This year we celebrate our 12th season involved in what is now known as the Super3 Series and the V8 Sleuth Touring Car Classic is a further extension of that involvement,” says David Basha, Kumho Tyre Australia Sales and Marketing Director.
“When the Super3 Series started as V8 Touring Cars in 2008 it was a place where the older ex-V8 Supercars could continue to race. Now it’s become the official third tier packed with young drivers wanting to make a name for themselves.
“So it’s logical that the older cars now have a separate platform upon which the history of the sport can be showcased. Fans will really enjoy seeing some very memorable cars return to the track.
“Kumho Tyre Australia is really thrilled to be involved with the Classic at the Winton Shannons Nationals round, it’s an exciting concept.”
Open to former V8 Supercars/five-litre V8 Touring Cars, two-litre Super Tourers, V8 Future Tourers and invited cars, the Classic will be a celebration of Australian touring car racing history.
The event has also secured live streaming coverage as part of the Winton Shannons Nationals telecast that will also be viewable via the V8 Sleuth website and its social media channels.
There will be a class for Falcon and Commodore V8 Supercars for cars covering 1992 to 2002 (including Falcon EB, EF, EL and AU and Commodore VP, VR, VS, VT and VX) and a class for post-Project Blueprint cars (covering 2003 to 2007) up to and including the VZ Commodore and BF Falcon.
Holden Commodore VE/VE IIs and Ford Falcon FGs, the cars that make up the bulk of the current Kumho Tyre Super3 Series field, will not be permitted in the Classic.
Two-litre Super Tourers that competed in Australia and/or overseas and V8 Future Tourers will also have their own classes in the Classic.
The event format will mirror the Super3 Series with optional Friday private practice, multiple practice sessions, qualifying and three races.
For further details or to receive an information pack and/or entry form, contact via the V8 Sleuth website here.