V8 Supercar Season and Events
The V8 Supercars season runs for 9 months with events 2 or 3 weekends apart in tracks around Australia with one event in New Zealand.
Travel for race events meant travellers usually travelled on a Wednesday and returned on a Sunday or Monday.
Travel was managed by a dedicated V8 Supercar ‘Cell’ from our Gold Coast office and included the following requirements:
Other important aspects: Confidentiality is a major priority for our business in dealing with corporate clients or group team travel such as the V8 Supercars. Professional sport is big news and we ensured our team and anyone involved in bookings maintained total confidentiality at all times.
Book all accommodation, ASAP after calendar release and consistent use of the same hotels and accommodation providers builds rapport and then easier to gain assistance with ‘favors’.
Regional locations like Bathurst and Wangaratta (Winton) have limited accommodation. Orbit is all about relationships and rapport. We treat all providers as valued partners.
VIP travellers such as team owners and many high profile drivers were managed as VIPs. This entailed booking specific makes of rental cars, VIP room requests, VIP amenities with the utmost confidentiality.
The Supercars season hosts sixteen events across Australia and New Zealand each year. In addition to racing in major capital cities, many events are held in regional centres like Townsville, Wangaratta and Newcastle. It makes for many logistical challenges and complexities, especially as it relates to the transit and accommodation of upwards of 50 personnel. The competitive nature of our sport demands that we forever chase performance on-track, which often requires last minute changes to our requirements despite best efforts at long term planning. Nobody understood or served our needs better than Orbit World Travel. Their bespoke approach to our travel needs ensured that from an operations perspective, we could always defer to and delegate all our change and booking needs in the assurance that they would be managed and actioned every time without issue, last-minute, day or night. Despite having to consolidate our travel arrangements with our UR parent company in 2016, we still retain a strong relationship with Orbit World Travel and highly recommend their services.
Shell V Power Racing
Team: DJR Team Penske