Pukekohe Park will stop motorsport related activities

Pukekohe Park will stop motorsport related activities

It is a page in the history of New Zealand motorsport turning, or rather on the verge of turning over. Effective April 2, 2023, Pukekohe Park will cease all motorsport-related activities, officials from Auckland Thoroughbred Racing, the company that owns the circuit south of Auckland, announced on Wednesday.

Motorsports has undoubtedly been so closely associated with Pukekohe Park that it has even become an icon ever since the racetrack first hosted races in 1962.And the A tribute to Paul Wilcox, CEO of Auckland Thoroughbred Racing. However, our goal is to facilitate horse racing in our Auckland venues, and our vision is to ensure a sustainable future for our sport in New Zealand.. »

While motorsport activities will cease in a few months, Pukekohe Park will continue to host horse racing. ” Unfortunately, it is not possible to have motorsports activities and increase the number of horses on site, hence our decision not to renew the Pukekohe lease from April 2023.Paul Wilcox explains.

With the announcement by Pukekohe Park officials, the Supercars, which last appeared on the racetrack in 2019, will explore new possibilities to ensure New Zealand remains on the calendar in the future. Thus, the coming of the Australian Championship from September 9-11 will be the last performance in Bokekwe where the Supercars first went in 2001.

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