Opinion: Suzuki Swifts enter a war
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 8:03p.m.
By Shaun Summerfield
Please… please… make it stop!
Just when you thought the Motorsport war was coming to an end, the Suzuki Swifts get pulled into the battle.
Check out these excerpts from two statements released today, the first from Motorsport New Zealand:
"MotorSport NZ declares Suzuki Championship for 2012-13 race season […] MotorSport NZ is now in a position to declare a championship for Suzuki Swift Sport Cup cars. This top-class category joins the NZV8s and Toyota Racing Series championships visiting race circuits throughout the country over the summer months.
"MotorSport NZ president Shayne Harris commented, ‘It is imperative we protect MotorSport NZ’s championships – winning a NZ championship is the pinnacle for our up and coming racing stars and it’s important we have these titles available. We look forward to a great summer of racing’."
Later today, this press release arrived from the NZ V8Supertourers:
"New Zealand’s top selling small car will make a return to the racing calendar with the confirmation of Suzukis Swift Sport Cup series as a support category to the six round V8 SuperTourer championship in 2013 […] Series co-ordinator Paul Burborough says ‘It’s imperative I clarify that the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup will be racing as part of the six round V8 SuperTourer series in 2013 and beyond.’
"Chairman of the V8 SuperTourer board Chris Abbott welcomed the small car class to the V8 series, ‘We are delighted to have the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup series on board with us. With Central Muscle Cars, NZ V8 Utes and the V8 Challenge Cup, race fans and television viewers will really have something to look forward to at V8 SuperTourer events in 2013’."
So, either the battle is on, and little Swifts have become a four-wheeled version of Billy in Kramer vs. Kramer, or one of these parties is exhibiting an embarrassing level of ineptitude.
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1/09/2012 10:10:52 p.m.
Even as an outsider it' clear that MSNZ is throwing a tantrum, hoping to stop the rot by using the only card they have left...championship status. Too little too late MSNZ. Can MSNZ please act in the best interests of the sport and drop the egos.
16/08/2012 8:44:34 p.m.
cool dude wrote:
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