New Zealand returns to the tournament

New Zealand returns to the tournament

It didn’t take long for New Zealand to return to Supercars. After disappearing from the calendar at the end of the Pukekohe Tour in September 2022, the Silver Fern nation will bring it back from the 2024 season until at least 2026 after “ Fruitful talks with the New Zealand government. »

However, this return will not take place at Pukekohe Park, the scene of the arrival of the latest Supercars in New Zealand. The track, located south of Auckland, after halting all its motorsport-related activities, the Australian championship chose a track that it had not yet visited in its history: Taupo International Motorsport Park, located in the center of the country’s North Island. On this track, which offers 4 different versions, the Supercars will operate in the 3.32 km long international configuration.

One of Supercars’ main priorities was to return to New Zealand and its passionate fan base, Confirms Championship Chairman Shane Howard. This support is a huge step forward in ensuring we are able to start a new chapter at Taupo’s world-class circuit.” With the support and availability of Taupo International Motorsport Park, Supercars is now focused on setting a suitable date for the event in 2024.. »

While Supercars will make their debut there next year, Taupo International Motorsport Park has already hosted international competitions such as the Toyota Racing Series and even the previous A1GP championship. Neel Jani also holds the record there on the Lola A1GP with a lap of 1’14” 679.

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