RACE purchased Supercars in its entirety last year when it efficiently bid for the 65 per cent owned by Archer Capital, after which took management of the 35 per cent owned collectively by the groups.
It has now come to mild that as a part of the deal, RACE has an possibility to purchase out ARG, which is seen as each a rival promoter to Supercars but in addition a part of RACE.
ARG owns and runs plenty of classes equivalent to TCR Australia, S5000, Trans Am, GT World Problem Australia and Touring Automotive Masters.
It additionally promotes the SpeedSeries with Motorsport Australia and owns and runs the Bathurst 6 Hour and Bathurst Worldwide occasions.
ARG co-owners Garry and Barry Rogers, and Brian Boyd, had been late additions to the RACE consortium throughout the bidding course of and between them ended up with round 30 per cent of the RACE shares.
That shareholding was typically seen as an ARG property, nonetheless it has right this moment been clarified that they had been individually owned by the Rogers household and Boyd, and by no means by ARG itself.
That clarification came due to Boyd selling his shares, that are believed to be been taken over by an current shareholder, possible funding agency Henslow.
RACE has since launched an announcement on behalf of chairman Barclay Nettlefold addressing each the sale of Boyd’s shares, and offering an replace on the potential buy-out of ARG.
In line with the assertion, a choice on ARG can be made this month.
“Within the regular course of enterprise shareholders purchase and promote shares,” mentioned Nettlefold.
“I want to be aware ARG as an entity doesn’t have a company holding in RACE, nonetheless particular person shareholders that could be considered associated events of ARG do maintain shares.
“A current sale has been accomplished and the acquisition of these shares has allowed for additional consolidation within the shareholding of RACE.
“Concerning the potential sale of ARG to RACE as a part of the preliminary RACE complete of sport technique, which is nicely documented, administration and administrators of Supercars and RACE proceed to work by means of due diligence gadgets in relation to a possible transaction and anticipate to finalise any suggestion this month.”
Relations between ARG and Supercars have been strained lately as a consequence of plenty of elements.
One has been an absence of cohesion between Supercars and the ARG suite of classes, which is believed to have been a driving issue for the Rogers household and Boyd to purchase into RACE within the first place.
That was highlighted when Triple Eight recently banned Shane van Gisbergen from racing in Trans Am, which was understood to have come after strain from Supercars.
The Rogers had been additionally publicly crucial of the RACE Board’s recent rejection of an overseas takeover bid from Belgian media company FanTech.