The Ford Motor Company of South Africa has announced that it will be the title sponsor of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship highlights that will feature in High Octane Motorsport on Supersport with effect from 22h30 tonight.

“The Australian V8 Supercar Championship rates second only to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in the USA as far as TV ratings and international viewership is concerned, “ said Neale Hill, Ford Marketing Manager. “Ford is heavily involved in the Australian series and we felt it appropriate to present highlights of this exciting form of saloon car racing on Supersport.”

“We have no doubt that the Australian V8 Supercar Championship will become one of the most watched motorsport programmes on Supersport.”

The 2004 Australian V8 Super Championship comprises thirteen events:

07 Mar, Clipsal 500, Adelaide

04 Apr, Eastern Creek Raceway

02 May, NZ V8 International, Pukekohe Park Raceway

23 May, Hidden Valley Raceway

13 Jun, Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo

04 Jul, Queensland Raceway

25 Jul, Winton Motor Raceway

15 Aug, Oran Park Raceway

12 Sep, Sandown Park Raceway

10 Oct, Bathurst 1000, Mt. Panorama

24 Oct, Gold Coast Indy 300

14 Nov, TBC

05 Dec, Eastern Creek Raceway

Fifteen 52-minute highlights programmes will feature in High Octane Motorsport during 2004 including the legendary Bathurst 1000, which will be broadcast in two parts.

The Australian V8 Supercar Championship…presented by Ford kicks off on Supersport tonight with part one of the season opening Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, which was dominated by reigning champion Marcos Ambrose in the Pirtek Ford Falcon.

Broadcast times are as follows:

06 April, 22h30, Supersport CSN

06 April, 22h30, Supersport 2

07 April, 03h30, Supersport 2

07 April, 15h30, Supersport CSN

07 April, 15h30, Supersport 1

08 April, 03h00, Supersport 2

Part two of the Clipsal 500 will be broadcast in High Octane Motorsport on Supersport on the following dates:

13 April, 22h30, Supersport CSN

13 April, 22h30, Supersport 2

14 April, 02h30, Supersport 2

For more information on the Australian V8 Supercar Championship and Ford’s involvement in the series visit www.v8supercar.com.au and www.fordracing.ford.com.au

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