Plus IT step up backing of George Gutierrez in 2019 – Press Release

Plus IT step up backing of George Gutierrez in 2019 – Press Release

George Gutierrez is proud to announce that Plus IT have increased their support to take up naming rights sponsorship on his Toyota 86 Racing Series car in 2019.

The Ballarat based Information and Communications Technology (ICT) joined Gutierrez’s 2018 campaign at Bathurst, in what was a challenging debut season for the young South Australian in national level motorsport.

“I’m really proud to announce that Plus IT have stepped up their involvement this year to take up naming rights sponsorship on our car for the 2019 Toyota 86 Racing Series,” said Gutierrez.

“We’ve put a lot of work in during the offseason to make sure in our second year in the series we can challenge for the title. So to have Plus IT already locked in is a huge bonus as we look to build on the positives from last year.”

“We’ve been working on this behind the scenes since Newcastle last year and the guys from Ballarat have been an absolute pleasure to work with to get to this point.”

“Surprisingly we have a lot in common, even though we are from two different fields of work. Our passion for motorsport and goals are all the same.”

“For us, 2018 was a massive learning curve. This year we come in much more prepared and we are more aware of the challenges that lay ahead of us. I’m confident in my team and myself that we will be able to bring home some solid results this year.”

Plus IT s regional Victoria’s largest locally owned ICT company, and are looking to indulge their passion for motorsport with their increased involvement of Gutierrez’s Toyota 86 Racing Series campaign.

“Plus IT is excited to announce its sponsorship of George Gutierrez Motorsport for the 2019 racing season.”

“Plus IT has always had a love for motorsport and after their initial meeting with George and the team, we knew that we had a positive connection and shared common goals when it came to going racing.”

“The dedication of the George Gutierrez Motorsport team and the support of Plus IT are second-to-none, and we are honoured to begin this partnership.”

“A relationship built on trust, integrity and the love the of the sport, Plus IT is proud to be a major sponsor of the team and believes George has what it takes to bring it home to the chequered flag!”

“Plus IT is regional Victoria’s largest locally owned ICT company and has been supporting the Ballarat community for over a decade, with a passion for helping local businesses succeed and providing businesses with the best possible solution for their ICT needs.”

Gutierrez and his team are just putting the final touches together on their 2019 Toyota 86 Racing Series program and looking forward to making further announcements and revealing the final livery in the lead up to the opening round at Phillip Island.

Toyota 86 Racing Series 2019 Schedule:

  • Races 1, 2 & 3 Phillip Island – April 12-14
  • Races 4, 5 & 6 Townsville – July 5-7
  • Races 7, 8 & 9 Bathurst – October 10-13
  • Races 10, 11 & 12 Sandown – November 8-10
  • Races 13, 14 & 15 Newcastle – November 22-24

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Josh Burdon to race 24 Hours of Spa and Nurburgring 24 – Press Release

Josh Burdon to race 24 Hours of Spa and Nurburgring 24 – Press Release

China-based Australian Josh Burdon is set to make his 24 Hours of Spa and Nurburgring 24 hours debut as part of an expanded international GT racing programme in 2019.

Hong Kong based KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG), who represented Nissan NISMO at the last weekends Bathurst 12 Hour, has announced Burdon has been selected as part of their driver line-up that will contest not only the remaining rounds of the Intercontinental GT Challenge but also the opening rounds of Germany’s VLN Endurance Championship as preparation for the famed Nurburgring 24 hours.

Burdon will share a KCMG Nissan GT-R GT3 with Edoardo Liberati and Philipp Wlazik to contest eleven races across the two championships including both of the marque 24 hours races.

“It really is a privilege for me to be able to add to my current Intercontinental GT Challenge programme with KCMG and NISMO, by representing them during the VLN series and Nurburgring 24 Hours this season. The Nordschleife is one of the most famous pieces of road in the world so I am very eager to get on track and begin work.” said Burdon.

The news of the Australian’s expanded international programme comes off the back of a strong showing at the Bathurst 12 Hour last weekend, in which Burdon set the fastest lap of the race (2:03.5382). The team was running third position midway through the race until they were forced to stop to resolve electrical issues, putting the car 11 laps behind the leaders.

Intercontinental GT Challenge Schedule:

  • Round 1 – Bathurst 12 Hour, Mt Panorama, Australia – February 1-3
  • Round 2 – California 8 Hour, Laguna Seca Raceway, USA – March 28-30
  • Round 3 – Total 24 Hours of Spa, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium – July 25-28
  • Round 4 – Suzuka 10 Hours, Japan – August 23-25
  • Round 5 – Kyalami 9 Hour, South Africa – November 21-23

VLN Endurance Championship Schedule:

  • Test – March 16
  • Race 1 – March 23
  • Race 2 – April 13
  • Race 3 – April 27
  • Nurburgring 24 Hours Qualifying Race – May 19
  • Nurburgring 24 Hours – June 22-23

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