2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE FIRES UP WITH NEW ERA OF V8 SUPERCAR RACING & NEW TICKETING OPTIONS
The 2013 four day Clipsal 500 Adelaide motorsport festival will be held from 28 February to 3 March.
Announcing the dates today, Clipsal 500 Adelaide Chief Executive Mark Warren said:
‘Our event next year as Round 1 of the 2013 Championship will be among the most significant ever in the long history of Australian motorsport with the introduction of the “new breed” Car of the Future specification V8 Supercars racing for the first time, with Nissan and a private team running AMG -Mercedes Benz E class models joining long- time rivals Holden and Ford.
With the Clipsal 500 being Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event, it is entirely appropriate that this new era of V8 Supercar competition should be launched on Adelaide’s famous city street circuit. Adelaide brought Formula 1 to Australia, and now it is introducing a new form of V8 Supercars’.
Mr Warren said the level of interest in the event would be at “an all-time high”.
‘You simply can’t overstate the importance of the 2013 event and the fact that Adelaide and South Australia has been selected to host the launch of this landmark progression in the sport.
It’s an absolute bonus for fans from around the nation who will flock to the Adelaide circuit and with the V8 Supercars Championship extending to the USA for the first time next year the international interest in our event will also reach a new level’.
The 2013 Clipsal 500 will be the 15th V8 Supercar event to be held on the Adelaide circuit.
Tickets to the event go on sale from today at Ticketek – phone 132 849 or online at www.ticketek.com.au – with new exciting options for fans.
‘Our event has always been a market leader and our move next year to provide alternative viewing options for patrons is the next step forward in staying ahead of the trends’, Mr Warren said.
‘In 2013 a number of ‘al fresco’ facilities combining dedicated food and bar outlets, TV monitors, bleacher seating and café areas will be built.
Two such facilities are planned for the Turn 8 (Wakefield Road/DeQuetteville Tce) and Turn 1 (Senna Chicane), replacing traditional grandstand style seating.
‘Direct customer feedback, plus extensive post event research indicates that many fans desire new ways to enjoy the live race experience in a casual and more flexible mode.
The new facilities provide for exactly that.
Patrons will be able to sit in bleachers, move to café umbrella covered tables, and utilise the food and beverage outlets that will be provided exclusively for each new facility and of course have brilliant viewing on the track action'.
Mr Warren said he was confident that such facilities represented “the future”, not just for the Clipsal 500 Adelaide but for many other events.
‘Attending major events is all about the atmosphere, the ability relax, and to enjoy the experience in a variety of ways.
In 2013 we will have a complete range of viewing and ticketing options. Exclusive and shared (corporate) facilities, grandstand seating, the new flexible “al fresco” alternative, and Trackside passes.
Importantly we have also made a decision to offer for the first time a 20 per cent student discount on all Trackside tickets and in section L of the Pit Straight stand.’
Mr Warren said that any patrons who had pre-booked tickets to the 2013 event and who wished to discuss the new options should ring the Clipsal 500 Adelaide office on (08) 82128500.