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SuperGP bosses to offer refunds

SuperGP bosses reveal that fans will be offered refunds after A1GP is forced out of Surfers Paradise weekend
Nikon SuperGP general manager Greg Hooton has announced that fans who had purchased tickets for the event will be offered a refund after confirmation that A1GP will not race at Surfers Paradise.

After failing to receive assurances from A1GP that it would be able to compete at the event, the Gold Coast Motor Events Company terminated the agreement between the event and A1GP for failing to meet contractual obligations.

The V8 Supercar Championship will instead run four races as opposed to two at the event in an attempt to fill the gaps left in the schedule and while Hooton praised the series for its decision, he confirmed that fans who wished to get a refund on their tickets would be offered the opportunity.

“GCMEC and the Minister have worked with V8 Supercars, to develop the new race program which will now be rolled out at the event,” he said. “This programme comprises of four 150km V8 Supercar races, two over each day of the weekend, seeing an unprecedented amount of V8 Supercar racing on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

“Amounting to 600km of racing, this will see the Nikon SuperGP only eclipsed by the Bathurst 1000 when it comes to the amount of racing that will be on offer for spectators at any one event. Everyone here is truly excited and believes this is a great result, and one which is sure to entertain motorsport fans from all around the country.

“While a new look programme is in place, we recognise that some of those who have pre-purchased their tickets may now want to reconsider their attendance to the event. As a gesture of goodwill, GCMEC will provide a refund to those people who have already purchased a ticket to the event, should they choose not to attend the Nikon SuperGP this week.

“If those people who have already purchased a ticket do attend the event, no refund or partial refunds will be given. Details on how to obtain a refund will be available on Monday through the Ticketek website.

“In closing, I would like to state that with the new plan now in place, the 2009 Nikon SuperGP is on-track to entertain the crowds over October 22-25. More news on extra entertainment and other exciting developments for the 2009 race programme will be made over the coming days.”



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Surfers Paradise event GM Greg Hooton brandishes the new name for Queensland`s premier motor race - SUPERGP
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd, V8 Supercars Tony Cochrane
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd, V8 Supercars Tony Cochrane.
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd, V8 Supercars Tony Cochrane
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd, V8 Supercars Tony Cochrane
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd, V8 Supercars Tony Cochrane
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd, Terry Macinroth and V8 Supercars Tony Cochrane
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd, Terry Macinroth and V8 Supercars Tony Cochrane
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 supercar driver Fabian Coulthard, Alex Davison and Shane Van Gisbergen
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 supercar driver Fabian Coulthard
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 supercar driver Fabian Coulthard
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 Supercar driver Alex Davison
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 Supercar driver Shane Van Gisbergen
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 Supercar driver Shane Van Gisbergen
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 Supercar drivers James Courtney and Fabian Coulthard
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 Supercar drivers James Courtney and Fabian Coulthard
The Nitro Super GP was Launched on the Gold Coast at Southport Surf Life Saving Club with Dancers and parachustists to enthrall the crowd. V8 Supercar drivers Alex Davison and Shane Van Gisbergen
The Gold Coast-based SuperGP round of the 2009-10 A1GP season will be backed by Nitro energy drink   [pic credit: BAM]

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Toranaman

October 17, 2009 9:32 AM

I will bet London to a brick not one person will ask for a refund as this series never pulled a crowd anyway. I would also bet 99.9% of the crowd at Surfers would not know what an A1 car was. It's a pissup interrupted by noisy cars.

FordGirl - Unregistered

October 17, 2009 1:10 PM

Most Aussie motorsport fans would have been going to see the V8s anyway - so no, there won't be too many requests for refunds - they'll be seeing more of what they wanted to see in the first place!



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