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MotorSport NZ takes control of 2013 Race Championship Series



Media Release
Friday 14 September 2012

MotorSport NZ takes control of 2013 Race Championship Series

MotorSport NZ can confirm that it has stepped in to administer and run the 2013 Race Championship Series.

This follows a review of Motorsport Promotions Ltd by the Directors who have determined that MPL is not in a position to continue to promote the Championships and that the Company should cease trading. To this effect a liquidator will be appointed to wind up the affairs of the Company.

A partnership between the Sport, its race organising Clubs and Circuits has been put in place and a management team including MotorSport NZ’s General Manager, Brian Budd and Amanda Tollemache will manage the 2013 Championship season. Discussion regarding the promotion and management of future Championships will continue over the coming months.

The added involvement of each circuit and club will create an opportunity for them to add local flavour to the each event.

The calendar for the 2013 MotorSport NZ Race Championship Series has been confirmed and it’s going to be an action packed summer of racing.

The championship classes are looking strong with the hugely successful Toyota Racing Series heading up the card. The category has confirmed a five round back-to-back international calendar over January and February 2013.

NZV8s will have both current and new generation cars competing this season for two Gold Star Championship titles. More details will be released by the category in the coming weeks with a real emphasis on opportunities available for our up and coming race drivers.

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A lot of work has gone into revitalizing the Formula Ford Championship and its looking like numbers will be strong for both North and South Island rounds. The always entertaining Super Truck Championship will be joining the Tier One series in the South Island.

In an exciting step-up, IRC (Independent Race Classes) will be joining Tier One this summer. They have a multitude of classes joining the main game including GT1/GT2, SS2000, Formula First, Pro 7 and many more. Add to this the BMW Race Driver Series and we have events crammed full of top NZ race classes.

MotorSport NZ President Shayne Harris said, “There has been a lot of re-organisation going on over the last few months. We are pleased to be out the other side of that now and able to concentrate on the job at hand, which is to put together an awesome summer of motor racing.”

2013 MotorSport NZ Race Championship Series calendar
12-13 January Teretonga Park, Invercargill – TRS, NZV8s, FF
19-20 January Timaru International Motor Raceway – TRS, NZV8s, FF
26-27 January Taupo Motorsport Park (IRC event) - TRS
02-03 February Hampton Downs (IRC event) - TRS
09-10 February Manfeild, Feilding – TRS, NZV8s, FF
09-10 March Taupo Motorsport Park – NZV8s, FF
TBC April Pukekohe Park (V8 Supercars) – NZV8s
11-12 May Hampton Downs – NZV8s, FF

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