Published on November 01, 2017
Bostik NZ is excited to announce it has become an advertiser in the NZ leg of the ITM Auckland SuperSprint Supercar event in Pukekohe, from 3-5 November 2017.
We know that kiwi blokes, and especially builders and other tradespeople, love watching their rugby, fishing, and motor sports on TV. From November 2017, Bostik NZ will be aligned with all three of these sporting events.
Supercars are NZ’s single biggest sporting event, with 110,000 people attending last year.With the three NZ drivers doing so well (Gizz, Coulthard and McClouglin), bigger numbers are expected to attend this year.
On-track action starts at 8:00am on Friday 3 November, with Supercars venturing out for the first time at 11:15am. Two more practice sessions on Friday are followed by qualifying sessions and 70-lap races on Saturday and Sunday, the latter starting at 4:10pm each day.
If you aren’t lucky enough to catch the live action at Pukekohe, every session from the ITM Auckland SuperSprint will be broadcast live on Sky TV from 11am on Friday and 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday, with delayed coverage on Prime TV.
Online you can also keep up with the action throughout the weekend on Supercars.com, or follow along on social media with @supercars and the hashtag #VASC on Twitter, or facebook.com/supercars. Live timing will also be available on Supercars.com throughout the weekend and on the official app.
However you choose to watch the race unfold, look out for the Bostik signage on 24 sites located around the Pukekohe race circuit, including LED advertising, brake marker signage, and if you are at the event, on the replay screens around the track and hospitality villas.
This year marks the 12th time that Pukekohe, (located roughly 50km south of Auckland), has hosted the Supercars Championship since it became the first track outside Australia to host a round in 2001. It hosted seven events before a street race in Hamilton took over as New Zealand’s round, but returned in 2013 following a $6.6 million upgrade.
Three drivers are making their Supercars debut at Pukekohe – Aaren Russell, Alex Rullo and Simona De Silvestro. Russell is the only one to have raced there in another category – he drove a NZ SuperTourer there alongside Andre Heimgartner in 2014.
- Length: 2.91km..
- Direction: Clockwise
- Average Speed: 166.6km/h
- Top Speed: 258km/h
Fast fact: Just four drivers - Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Jason Bright and Todd Kelly - have contested every Supercars Championship event at Pukekohe since it joined the calendar in 2001.
Qualifying Lap Record: Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore VF, 1:02.1183s, 2016, Dunlop Hard Tyre
Race Lap Record: Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore VF, 1:03.2524s, 2015, Dunlop Hard Tyre
The coveted Jason Richards Memorial Trophy is awarded to the driver who earns the most points across the race weekend.
Keep an eye out right here for our next exciting sporting event announcement, coming very shortly!