2 December 2010
The V8 Supercar Championship Series is one of the worlds’ largest and best known touring car categories, recognised internationally as a leader in motorsport and entertainment. The Championship consists of 14 Championship events across Australia, New Zealand and Bahrain in the Middle East in 2010, as well as racing at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
The sizeable equipment hire requirements of such a large scale event are therefore obvious. It’s only fitting then in 2010 Coates Hire commenced partnership with the V8 Supercars not only as a major sponsor but as the major equipment hire supplier for the series in Australia. This pairing heralds an exciting partnership for both Coates Hire and our customers.
Official Equipment Hire Supplier of the V8s
Since 2009, the Telstra 500 weekend at Olympic Park, Homebush has been the biggest V8 event in the V8s racing calendar. Capping off an exciting season, the event observed over 17,500 guests despite the rainy weather over the weekend.
At the Telstra 500 event alone, Coates Hire supplied over 300 site accommodation buildings, 20 Power generators, 225 Triton barriers and 6 buildings for the AVESCO broadcast. Coates Hire also supplied all the crowd control barriers around the circuit totaling 240 as well as 10 Variable Message signs across the venue.
In addition, for Saturday night’s Guns N’ Roses concert, Coates Hire supplied 120 Fresh Water flush toilets.
Interesting Facts - Telstra 500
o The fastest point of the Telstra 500 circuit: Coates Hire corner (Turn 1)
o Maximum Speed – 248kph
o Average Speed – 139kph
o Projected to generate $100-110 million over 5 years for the NSW economy
Coates Hire is also a supplier to the Royal Easter Show, F1 Sydney Festival & the Sydney Running Festival.