IVECO and Tasman Motorsports Group Announce Partnership
IVECO Trucks NZ Ltd will join Tasman Motorsports Group (TMG) as a Major Partner as TMG competes in the 2013 BNT V8 SuperTourer Championship.
Part of the Fiat Group, IVECO is a manufacturer and distributor of medium and heavy trucks for New Zealand's road transport industry. The majority of IVECO Trucks sold in New Zealand are manufactured at the Dandenong plant in Victoria, Australia. IVECO Trucks New Zealand is based in Auckland and provides sales and service backup to the national network in a modern, well equipped and expertly staffed facility.
Thirteen major service dealers are supported by 6 parts dealers and are based strategically around both north and south islands.
TMG Team Principal, Steve Horne says he is excited about the partnership with IVECO.
“IVECO has a long and distinguished heritage in motorsport globally, with involvement from Moto GP to the Dakar Rally,” says Horne.
“IVECO is a performance brand, with high standards of quality engineering and innovation, they are the perfect partner for TMG to align ourselves with.”
Throughout the 2013 BNT V8 SuperTourer season, TMG will be using a variety of IVECO vehicles at and away from the track.
General Manager of IVECO Trucks NZ Ltd, Kevin Smith says the company is delighted to be a major partner of Tasman Motorsports Group for 2013 and stated it will provide a fantastic opportunity to connect with current and potential customers.
“The two organisations have much in common, with similar levels of high quality technology, a single minded focus on success for their customers and supporters, and a massive commitment to high performance in motor vehicles,” says Smith.
“We both understand the dedication required to lead in their chosen field, and with such shared philosophies, it makes perfect sense to allow the Tasman Motorsport Group team to proudly display the IVECO brand and to carry its brand values to all New Zealanders. We wish the team well for 2013, and assure them that IVECO and our customers will be right there with them through the 2013 campaign.”
IVECO Trucks will bring a product road show to V8 SuperTourer events throughout the year, showcasing its vehicles and products to their customers and the public. The Tasman Motorsports Group ‘Valvoline Ford’ will compete in the 2013 season with drivers Daniel Gaunt & Andrew Waite. Round 1 of the 2013 BNT V8 SuperTourers Championship will be held at Hampton Downs, February 16/17.