TV3 to broadcast live coverage of Hampton Downs 101

Aus GT - Clipsal 500Hampton Downs is proud to announce that the first ever Hampton Downs 101 will be broadcast live on free-to-air television in New Zealand in association with TV3 and TaxRefunds.co.nz.

On Sunday, October 30, motorsport fans can tune into TV3’s CRC Motorsport show from 1pm for four hours of live coverage of the 101 lap race featuring the cars and drivers of the Australian GT Championship. There’s also a one-hour show on TV3 on Saturday, October 29 from 4-5pm, featuring the Top 10 shoot-out.

“TaxRefunds is excited to be the broadcast partner for the Hampton Downs 101,” says Phil Rance, chief executive of TaxRefunds.co.nz. “Motor racing is experiencing a resurgence in New Zealand and becoming one of the fastest growing spectator sports and we wanted to be a part of it. For those of you that can’t go and watch the event live we wanted to help bring the excitement to you.”

“We see synergies between these events and our business including: speed of delivery, being at the front of the industry and allowing people to enjoy the unexpected. Have you ever watched a motor race that was without drama and excitement? It’s just like getting your tax refund! We can’t wait to watch what happens as the race unfold and hope the TV3 viewers enjoy it as much as we do.”

Fox Sports will broadcast the event live in Australia while there will also be an online stream which will be available to fans globally, providing the most extensive coverage for an Australian GT event in the category’s history.
“It’s particularly exciting to have live coverage across New Zealand for the Hampton Downs 101 round of the Australian Endurance Championship and we look forward to putting on a great race,” said Australian GT manager Ken Collier.

The Hampton Downs 101 is the first major event to be held at the redeveloped Waikato circuit and doubles as the third round of the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship (AEC). The action moves to the South Island for the season finale of the CAMS Australian GT Championship at Highlands Motorsport Park in Central Otago from November 11-13. Motorsport fans will also be able to enjoy post-produced coverage of all the action from Highlands.
Nathan Morcom and Grant Denyer currently head the title fight for the AEC after the first two events, with Klark Quinn, father and son duo Andrew and George Miedecke and former championship runner-up Peter Hackett and Kiwi co-driver Dominic Storey nipping at their heels.
The battle for the Australian GT Championship is also balanced on a knife-edge, with former two-time champion Klark Quinn holding a slender advantage over Nathan Morcom with just one round remaining.

October 14, 2016

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