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R6 -  HIGHLANDS

FEB 16-18 2024

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COUNT DOWN RACE 1 - HIGHLANDS

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The 68th NZ Grand Prix and Round 6 Super Sprint at Highlands Motorsport Park.

 

For the first time in its 68-year history the New Zealand Grand Prix is set be held at Highlands Motorsport Park, in the beautiful central Otago town of Cromwell, the facilities are world class and the track is an incredible challenge with 4.1km of challenging turns, elevation changes and high speed straights. This years Grand Prix is set to go down in history as one of the greats!

Round 6 of the Super Sprint NZ Championship will feature:
✔ Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship
✔ Toyota 86 New Zealand Championship 
✔ Summerset GT New Zealand Championship
✔ TA2 Trans-Tasman - New Zealand VS Australia!! 
✔ Nexen Tyre Mazda Racing Series


⚡Grab your tickets online or at the gate
⚡’Fast Lane’ venue entry for Online Ticket holders
 

✔ Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship
Delivering fast, competitive racing, New Zealand’s premier single-seater category
attracts drivers from around the globe. The Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania
Championship is New Zealand’s fastest racing category providing winter training in a
southern hemisphere summer.

The championship is officially recognised by the world’s governing body the FIA as one of its six global Formula Regional Championships and as such is recommended as a critical part of the career for any young racing driver serious about making it to Formula One or other high level international motorsport championships.

✔ Toyota 86 New Zealand Championship 
Toyota’s acclaimed 86 sports coupe returns for an eleventh championship season after making its debut on New Zealand’s race tracks in 2013 using the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ developed version designed for racing, the TR 86.

✔ Summerset GT New Zealand Championship
There are two classes in the GT New Zealand Championship series A GT4 class featuring GT4 category cars An Open class featuring 911 GT3 Cup, Ferrari Challenge, Lamborghini Super Trofeo.  The 2023/24 Summerset GT New Zealand Championship consists of a five-round series over five months commencing in November 2023

✔ TA2 Trans-Tasman
TA2 Muscle Car Series is the current evolution of America’s legendary Trans-Am Series which started in the 1960s. The TA2 race car is today’s version of modern V8 powered, rear wheel drive, high horsepower, big sounding muscle cars that drivers and fans love, in tribute to the golden touring car era of the 60’s and 70’s when there was no aero, no parity arguments, no budget blowouts, just no nonsense racing.

The TA2 car is made up of a purpose-built space-frame Howe Racing Enterprises chassis and a controlled McLaren Engineering Racing Engine developing 525 horsepower, this ensures a level playing field across the board for great racing.

✔ Mazda Racing Series
The Nexen Tyre Mazda Racing Series, now into its 32nd year, is a motorsport championship featuring MAZDA RX7's and RX8's competing across New Zealand, the oldest Racing Series to become sanctioned by Motorsport NZ and has remained one of the most innovative and cost-effective racing categories in NZ motorsport. 

Food & Beverages:

  • There will be food and beverages available at the venue. 

  • Alcohol will not be served to minors or intoxicated persons - ID required on request. You may bring a homemade picnic in a soft-chilly bag. 

  • Commercial food is not allowed to be brought into the venue.

  • This is a fantastic event however, you may be exposed to the sun, wind or rain for an extended period, therefore we strongly encourage you to bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, a jacket, be prepared with a fillable water bottle. 

  • An umbrella (sun-shade) and chair is recommended if you're staying put for the day.
     

Keep up to date with all the information via:
www.supersprint.co.nz and on our facebook page

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THE TRACK

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VENUE MAP

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★ The venue – Highlands Motorsport Park ★

The Highlands Motorsport Park is a world-class motorsports facility located in Cromwell, New Zealand. The idea for the park was conceived in 2006 by a group of local Queenstown car enthusiast who sold the land in 2012 to Tony Quinn when construction of the park began and officially opened on 31 March 2013.
 
The park was designed by Tony Quinn and his Son Klark and features a 4.1km circuit that meets FIA Grade 3 standards, making it suitable for a range of motorsport events, including international competitions. The park also includes a museum, a go-kart track, a motorsport-themed playground, and a café.
 
Since then, the Highlands Motorsport Park has hosted numerous high-profile events, including the New Zealand round of the Australian GT Championship, the Highlands Festival of Speed, and the Highlands 101 endurance race. The park has also been used for driver training, corporate events, and private track days.
 
In addition to its motorsport facilities, the Highlands Motorsport Park is also home to the National Motorsport Museum, which features a collection of over 50 historic race cars and motorcycles and the famous “loo with a view”. Highlands Motorsport Park will play host to the 2024 New Zealand Grand Prix.

⚡ Grab your tickets online or at the gate.

⚡ For Motorhome bookings, please contact: functions@highlands.co.nz
⚡ ’Fast Lane’ venue entry for Online Ticket holders

🔥 If you can't make it in person you can catch all the action live on TV - Sky Sport will be broadcasting Saturday & Sunday. 

[PLEASE BE AWARE GATE-SALE TICKETS WILL CERTAINLY BE AVAILABLE HOWEVER THERE IS A SMALL INCREASE IN GATE-PRICING COMPARED TO ONLINE TICKET SALES]  

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THE LEGENDS

CHRIS AMON 1968-69 WINNER

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Chris Amon participated in the New Zealand Grand Prix on multiple occasions, leaving an impressive legacy in the event's history. Notably, he secured victory in the prestigious race twice, first in 1968 and then in 1969, which showcased his exceptional talent and racing prowess. Amon's many triumphs and dominance on the track solidified his reputation as one of the finest drivers of his era.

Chris Amon had a significant association with Manfeild Circuit, which began with designing the layout of the now prominent motorsport venue located in Feilding. Named in his honour following his passing in 2016, the circuit first hosted the Grand Prix in 1992, through to 1995. It regained the hosting rights in 2008 thanks to the support of locally based Toyota New Zealand, until 2020.


 

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THE HISTORY

History of the New Zealand Grand Prix

First Grand Prix
The first New Zealand Grand Prix was held in 1950 at Ōhakea air base and was won by John McMillan, driving a Jackson special (a ‘special’ is a modified car). By 1954, when the annual New Zealand Grand Prix first admitted overseas drivers, it was held at the 3.2-kilometre Ardmore Airfield in Auckland. The winner’s average speed was more than 116 kilometres per hour for the 200 laps of the circuit.

Bruce McLaren
Aucklander Bruce McLaren brought New Zealand motor racing to world attention by winning the US Grand Prix in 1959. Aged 22, he was then the youngest-ever winner. In 1963 he formed his own racing team, designing and building some of the most successful racing cars in world competition.

With the Formula 1 championship expanding its location base and over more months of the year, a major change was instigated for the 1970 Grand Prix when Formula A was introduced and immediately attracted several drivers from Europe, North America and Australia. In 1977 a further category, Formula Pacific, with high-performance 1,600-cc engines, was introduced. From 1994 until 2000 the Grand Prix was changed to the Australian-based Formula Holden category then from 2002 until 2005 the Formula Ford category was implemented. However, after the successful debut of the "wings and slicks” format Toyota Racing Series as the country’s premier single-seater category, the Grand Prix title was awarded to this class in 2005 and has remained so since.

 

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