V8 Supercars Opens Up Tender for Three New Entries in 2015

By Community | June 24, 2014

V8 Supercars have made available three unused entries for sale as hey look to have a 28-car field next year.

Chief executive James Warburton on Tuesday announced the start of a tender process for the dormant racing entitlement contracts (RECs), which were handed back by Tekno Autosports, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport and Tony D’Alberto Racing before the 2014 season.

Each REC allows its owner to race one car, with holders also entitled to a share of V8s’ end-of-year profits.

The move opens the door for new teams to enter the category, existing outfits to expand or previous entrants to return.

There is also the possibility of teams competing in V8 Supercars’ development series to step up into the premier class.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to compete in one of the most successful categories in world motorsport and we believe there will be significant interest,” Warburton said.

The news follows revelations at the weekend that leading NASCAR team owner Richard Childress was eyeing a move into V8 Supercars.

The American businessman and former racer is said to be interested in buying a team or at least establishing a technical partnership with a current contender.

Parties have until July 8 to register their interest and will be assessed by the V8 Supercars Board.