Kiwi Paul Radisich in action .
It’s looking more likely that in 18 months a New Zealand team on the V8 Supercars’ grid. The Herald on Sunday was at a soft launch yesterday at the ITM500 V8 Supercars at Pukekohe where Paul Radisich announced to a select group that plans were in motion for national V8SC team.
Radisich, spokesman for Super Black Racing (the possible new team’s name), outlined a basic architecture for a NZ team in the Australian V8 championship.
A number of committed backers want a Kiwi team back in the series and see it as a gateway for young drivers to make it into one of the most exciting V8 racing categories on the planet.
Former V8 Supercars driver, and two-time World Touring Car champion, Radisich spoke about the passion he has for the sport and how it would be great to have a race team Kiwi fans can get behind. He was at pains to stress that while nothing had been signed and sealed, it was very much work in progress and a confirmed announcement would be made in the near future.
By Simon Kay