BNT V8 Lites Set to Roll

A fan favourite for over a decade, the start of the 2019/20 BNT V8s season will see the TL Specification NZV8 cars compete under a new guise – BNT V8 Lites.

NZ Touring Cars Management have been working with MotorSport New Zealand to regenerate an entry-level V8 Category to compete in the BNT V8s.

The BNT V8 Lites MSNZ Championship will be introduced this season and will be eligible for all TL Specification NZV8s a minimum 5 car grid will be required at each Round.

“We know there are a lot of these cars out there in sheds that we would like to see back racing again,” says BNT V8s Category Manager Gary Lathrope.

For the BNT V8s new season the TLX and SuperTourer Cars that meet Schedule TC1 specifications will be eligible for the BNT V8s MSNZ Championship.

BNT V8 Lites will be a four Round Championship and will join the BNT V8s Championship Grid at Pukekohe 30th November – 1 December, Manfeild 14th – 16th February, Hampton Downs 27th – 29th March with the final Round being the Supercars Round at Pukekohe 24th – 26th April.
Tyre allocation will be quite limited for the Championship in the interests of keeping costs down with entry costs as low as possible also.

BNT V8 Lites will be included in the BNT V8s TV coverage at every Round.

“This is an ideal entry-level V8 Championship for young drivers aspiring for a pathway into V8 Touring Car Racing.”

BNT V8 Lites Drivers under 25 will also be eligible for selection in the Supercars Junior Development Program.

There are a number of NZV8 TL cars for sale at some exceptionally low prices for more details contact: