V8s look at Singapore GP event
|By David Wright||Monday, December 3rd 2007, 10:57 GMT|
The V8 Supercar series is looking at further overseas expansion with the series looking towards the Singapore Formula One night race.
With the series returning to the Australian Grand Prix schedule after a one year hiatus, the overseas expansion of the series looks set to continue with the Singapore Grand Prix featuring in discussions.
V8 Supercars Australia chairman Tony Cochrane has had talks with the organisers of the event, with an eye to supporting the night Formula One race with V8 Supercar racing during the daytime, possibly from 2009 onwards.
Speaking to AAP, Cochrane said: "Wouldn't it be great if when the F1s raced at night, we raced during the day?
"What an unbelievable double-header. It would be bigger than Ben Hur."
Overseas events have formed part of the V8 Supercar series in recent years, with a championship round in New Zealand having taken place for the last seven years at Pukekohe, with the event moving to the streets of Hamilton from next season.
In 2005, the series raced at the Shanghai International Circuit in China, however, the five-year deal was terminated after just one event.
However, for the last two seasons the series has raced at the Bahrain International Circuit, with this year's event winning the award for Event of the Year.
The series has previously flagged a minimum of ten domestic events, which leaves the possibility open for up to four 'flyaway' rounds.
Should the Singapore event join the series, it would still leave room for another overseas round.