Australia-based Supercars Championship has confirmed the dates for its long-awaited return to New Zealand.
- Event has been locked in from 19th to 21st April
- New Zealand government confirms NZ$5 million (UK£2.4 million) in funding for three years of event
Supercars confirmed a three-year contract with Taupo International Motorsport Park in August, securing a return to a country that had only hosted one race since 2019. It will become the 21st Supercars round held in New Zealand and the 35th different circuit – and seventh international venue – to host the series.
Speaking on behalf of economic development minister Barbara Edmonds, New Zealand major events manager Kylie Hawker-Green said: “Ever since the first championship event here in 2001, Supercars has become one of New Zealand’s largest attended annual sporting events. After a year’s hiatus we are excited to be able to help reconnect the tens of thousands of fans from across New Zealand with their favourite teams and drivers, as well as welcome thousands of Australian visitors to Taupo and the surrounding regions.”
Supercars claims this will be of the most sustainable ever held for the category with a focus on waste reduction, energy management, water conservation and a strong focus on delivering sustainable transportation options from the popular tourist town to the circuit every day.