Sydney, Apr 24(ANI): V8 Supercars Chairman Tony Cochrane insists that the face of the Gold Coast's motor racing carnival would undergo a significant change this year, as the organizers are trying to shed the event's seedy, booze-fueled reputation and lure more families.
As part of the transformation, event organizers have even shortened the track to avoid nearby buildings, where women often bared their breasts during the event.
"We got rid of a lot of the high-rise buildings that didn't do a very good job of policing the behaviour," The Australian quoted Cochrane, as saying.
"We are not having any ratbag behaviour. We will have designated alcohol zones and family friendly areas where you can't take alcohol and we'll work closer with police and security," he added.
The season began on February 19 at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit and will finish on December 5 at the Homebush Street Circuit in New South Wales.
The series is currently being led by reigning champion Jamie Whincup after he won all six off-shore races at the Yas V8 400, the Desert 400 and the Hamilton 400. (ANI)