Information about Mirage Cup Cars


Mirage Cup! Mirage Cup 2000 Starting Line
                    1.      Introduction Letter
                    2.      Synopsis
                    3.      Objectives
                    4.      Media Coverage
                    5.      Driver Benefits
                    6.      Application Form
                    7.      The Package
                    8.      About The Series
                    9.      Maintenance & Service


Presented by: Motor Racing Promoters Australia Pty. Ltd.

Supported by: Sutherland Mitsubishi & Ralliart Australia

Thank you for your enquiry.

In 1999 we staged six rounds within an eleven-week period. The reason for this
timeframe was due to a late start in the season. Lessons learnt from the 99 Series
have been invaluable in preparing this year.


Representative lap times achieved during the 99 Series were:
Oran Park (South)                    50.80
Oran Park (Grand Prix)	           1:20:92
Calder Park                        1:08:22
Wakefield Park                     1:13:27
Winton                             1:09:36
Bathurst                           2:41:57


I am delighted to advise that the 2000 Mirage Series first round has been included
in the prestigious Clipsal 500 Adelaide  6-9th April. We have been allocated three
races within the event one on each of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 2000 Series will be conducted over 8 rounds,
Round 1         9th April                       Adelaide
Round 2         28th May                        Oran Park (G.P Circuit)
Round 3         9th July                        Oran Park (South Circuit)
Round 4         16th July                       Winton
Round 5         27th August                     Winton
Round 6         22nd October                    Bathurst
Round 7         12th November                   Mallala
Additional round T.B.A


The Series this year will support two V8 SUPERCAR events, Traditional Bathurst and
TOCA events. These events will receive extensive exposure to print and television
coverage. Actual times will be confirmed once programming is finalised.


The cost of the race car fully prepared is $22,000.00. Details listed below:

1.      Fully Prepared Used Mitsubishi Mirage Race Car Fitted with a 130kw MIVEC
        Production Engine.
2.      Ralliart Supplied/Approved Parts Include:
        a.      Race Programmed Computer				
        b.      Close Ratio Competition Gearbox
        c.      Limited Slip Differential					
        d.      Evolution IV Brakes & Rotors
        e.      Adjustable Competition Shock Absorbers & Springs
        f.      Competition F.I.A. Approved Roll Cage
        g.      Competition Exhaust System
3.      1 set of Competition PAGID RS4-2 Brake Pads
4.      F.I.A. Approved Window Net
5.      F.I.A. Approved Safety Harness
6.      F.I.A. Approved Fire Extinguisher
7.      4 AUSCAR Alloy Wheels						
8.      4 Yokohama A032R 195-55VR15 Control Tyres
9.      F.I.A. Approved Racing Seat						
10.     F.I.A. Approved Safety Fuel Cell

Please Note: A leasing package is available to approved applicants on request. 


The cost for administration of the 2000 Series, staged over 8 rounds, is $23500.00. 
G.S.T. has been factored into the budget for rounds after 01 July. 
Payments can be made over a three-payment schedule as set out below:
Payment 1 $ 9,400.00	Due 01 February, 2000
Payment 2 $ 7,050.00	Due 15 April, 2000
Payment 3 $ 7,050.00	Due 30 June, 2000
Any changes to the calendar that will substantially affect the budget will be
adjusted in Payment 3.


Administration costs cover items including:
        Marquee & Content Hire
        TV Production
        Practice & Entry Fees
        Publicist
        Technical Support Crew, Travel Expenses etc.
        Transportation of Race Cars
        Marketing & Promotion
        Transportation of Service Vehicles
        Administration/Consultancy Staff
        Insurance

Practice days (costs dependent on number of competitors) are scheduled for:

        Victoria                Calder Park             Monday 13 March
        N.S.W.                  Oran Park               Wednesday 15 March

Draft Timetable:

        09:30                   Driver Briefing
        10:00 - 13:00	        Series Driver 
Testing

        13:00 - 14:00           Lunch
        14:00 - 16:00           Sponsor Rides (on request)

The overall package presents an outstanding opportunity to mix socially and competitively with other keen competitors and to enjoy the thrills associated with the action packed world of motor racing at
an affordable price.
	
If you are interested and require further information contact Bill O'Gorman on: 

Phone:  (02) 9521 7222 or (0416) 249 149
Fax:    (02) 9545 7901
E-mail: [email protected]


I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely
Motor Racing Promoters of Australia Pty. Ltd.




Bill O’Gorman
Series Co-ordinator.



Synopsis

·       Year One 1999, 6 rounds featuring race prepared Mitsubishi Mirages was a
        huge success 

·       Year Two 2000, 8 rounds over 17 races will be staged

·       A maximum of 30 race cars will comprise the grid

·       All race cars will be evenly matched in performance to fully test drivers

·       The Series will encourage new drivers to participate in motor sport

·       The Series guarantees extensive media and public exposure for the benefit of
        those involved

·       A VIP race car will be provided for motor sport media ensuring maximum
        coverage

·       The Series will be run in conjunction with rounds of the V8 SUPERCARS at the 
        Clipsal 500 Adelaide and Winton, TOCA Australian Super Touring Championship
        Series as well as the Traditional Bathurst Event as set out in the calendar


Objectives

·       To provide an arrive and drive affordable race package

·       To provide talented drivers with an opportunity to gain experience in the
        sport of motor racing

·       To develop and enhance the driving skills of new drivers

·       To gain maximum media coverage for competitors and sponsors Media Coverage

·       Mitsubishi Motors Australia public relations representative, Mr Ian Glover,
        has been appointed publicist for the Series

·       This exciting Series will generate widespread national media coverage
        providing unique promotional and marketing opportunities for both Australian 
        business and the motor trade

·       The Mirage Series will attract extensive print, radio and television
        coverage

·       A media campaign will be developed to launch and promote the Series

·       The campaign will be developed in full consultation with major sponsors

·       The campaign will target print, radio and television, specialist motor racing
        journalists, general news and feature writers.


Driver Benefits

·       8 Round Series - Year Two
·       Guaranteed 3-year Series 1999 to 2001
·       Driver training and guidance
·       Drivers’ sponsorship signage on race cars
·       Driver retains ownership of the race car at the completion of the Series
·       Mitsubishi Motors parts supplied at trade price
·       Ralliart parts supplied at competitor price
·       Race car transported and stored during the Series
·       Driver simply arrives and drives.



Application Form


FULL NAME:  ___________________________.____________.    D.O.B: ___/___/_______.


ADDRESS:    ___________________________________________________________________.

            ________________________________________.______.  POSTCODE: _______.



CONTACTS:   ________________________________________.    Home: ________________.

Work:       ________________.  Mobile: ________________.  Fax: ________________.

Email:      ___________________________.


PREVIOUS DRIVING EXPERIENCE:   ________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________.

DRIVING CLUBS:	_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________



Cheque for $2500 payable to the MRPA Pty Ltd is attached as part payment for Series admin fee
Cheque for $2500 payable to SUTHERLAND MITSUBISHI is attached as part payment for race car 
Note: Applications without a part payment will not be accepted



The Package

Competitors in the 2000 Mirage Series will receive the following:

Driver Training

·       All participants will be given driver training under the guidance of an experienced 
        race driver


Race Car & Equipment

1.      Fully Prepared Used Mitsubishi Mirage Race Car Fitted with a 130kw MIVEC Production
        Engine		
2.	Ralliart Supplied/Approved Parts Include:
        a.      Race Programmed Computer
        b.      Close Ratio Competition Gearbox
        c.      Limited Slip Differential
        d.      Lancer Evolution IV Brakes & Rotors
        e.      Adjustable Competition Shock Absorbers & Springs
        f.      Competition F.I.A. Approved Roll Cage
        g.      Competition Exhaust System
3.      F.I.A. Approved Window Net
4.      F.I.A. Approved Safety Harness
5.      F.I.A. Approved Fire Extinguisher
7.      4 AUSCAR Alloy Wheels
8.      4 Yokohama A032R 195-55VR15 Control Tyres
9.      F.I.A. Approved Racing Seat
10.     F.I.A. Approved Safety Fuel Cell



Transport

        Vehicles will be freighted to and from each racing venue


Ownership

·	Competitor retains ownership of the 1.6 litre Mirage race car 


About The Series

·       Supporting major national championship events

·       Each Mirage will comply with CAMS Ltd. racing standards and requirements

·       All cars will race under Mirage Series regulations

·       Each car will conform to the strictest safety standards and will be
        professionally maintained, serviced and transported.

·       Drivers are simply required to arrive at the circuit for practice,
        qualifying and racing

·       Drivers will vie for total prize money of $36,400.00 over the 8 rounds

·       The Series receives extensive media and public exposure and thus presents
        an outstanding opportunity to gain corporate sponsorship.
 
Maintenance & Service

All cars in the Mirage Series will be fully maintained and serviced by Sutherland Mitsubishi
(SM) at 519 Princes Highway Kirrawee 2232 or Ralliart Australia (RA) at Unit 1c, 128 Frances
Street, Lidcombe 2141.

SM/RA technicians will prepare the vehicles in compliance with strict safety standards.

All cars will be examined and serviced according to the owners’ requirements and at the
owners’ cost prior to each round.

SM/RA will provide a maintenance team for each round of the Series whose duties will include:

·       Dispatch of cars to race meetings
·       Receive cars at each track
·       Sign cars out to owners
·       Inspection of cars before and after each session as required 
·       Return of cars to Sutherland Mitsubishi
·       Itemise and report damage and repairs to be authorised by the competitor

Note: Mitsubishi Motors parts will be supplied at trade price
      Ralliart Australia parts will be supplied at competitor price

Sutherland Mitsubishi will process all accounts.

PLEASE NOTE: Information contained in this document may be subject to change.


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