The opening round of the 2019 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship began in style at a venue widely regarded as the best in the world – Spitwater Arena at Keith in South Australia – where a dramatic final saw the popular new look ‘Excalibur’ team claim their maiden win at ‘home’, whilst in the 400-Class another epic battle for the top spot delivered Queensland’s Paul Kelly back-to-back Keith victories. The pre-season blues claimed a number of teams before the action even got underway, the LS-Class suffering the most casualties with a number of teams attending without their boats, whilst in
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The Penrite Australian V8 Superboat Championships received unprecedented television exposure during the 2019 season, coverage which saw the sport beamed onto television screens around the world and onto airlines flying across the globe. That exposure reflected the 2018 relationship between the Australian Formula Jet Sprint Association [AFJSA] and Beijing’s China Television Service Co Ltd [CTVS] who produce the bulk of the motorsport coverage across Asia. CTVS CEO Gernot ‘Berti’ Kuntze initially came across V8 Superboats two years earlier after discussions with their Creative Director Sean Henshelwood, who is also responsible for the media exposure of this incredible form of motorsport
Despite a great start to the 2021 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship, the administrative body for the sport - the...