Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: | posted August 20, 2011 17:28
V8 Supercars in negotiations to hold race at Clark
Toleman Motorsports Management is slated to head up the organizational and operational requirements for the proposed Philippine V8 Supercars race. To motorsports afficionados, Ted Toleman was Ayrton Senna's first F1 team boss back in the early 1980's.
The V8 Supercars series is Australia's premiere motorsports league. The series uses heavily modified Ford Falcons and Holden (General Motors) Commodores with 5.0 liter pushrod V8 engines that develop upwards of 650 horsepower.
The Clark International Speedway features a 1.2 kilometer long main straight, elevation changes, hairpins and other challenging features. To host the V8 Supercars race, the facility would need to complete its pit facilities, spectator stands and beef up the barriers for the higher speeds that the series will be attaining.
If the deal pushes through, the V8
Supercars will be the highest tier of professional motorsports to
ever race in the Philippines.
SOURCES: Philippine Daily Inquirer, V8Supercars.com.au