The Speed Works Motorsport NZ Championship is back from the Christmas break and into it at the fantastic Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. This is undoubtedly one of the world’s most picturesque tracks; not to mention, one of the most unique. The weekend of the 18th and 19th January 2020 is set to be a show stopper.
TRS – There’s a brand new car, a new engine and new tyres for the class. This is widely recognised as the best place in the world in January and February for up and coming international single seater drivers to race. Last season, Kiwi Liam Lawson was the champion after an epic campaign. Fans will be hoping for more of the same breath-taking and swashbuckling action as many other young Kiwi drivers take on the very best in the world. It’s the first round and interest will be high not just from New Zealand but from the global Motorsport community. There are Super Licence points up for grabs from the TRS championship. As these are the key to drivers securing the licence needed to race in Formula 1, we can expect to see some world class drivers and world class racing.
TCR – It’s a big weekend for Motorsport with this brand new class making their first appearances! Very exciting indeed! This is a huge first for the New Zealand motor racing industry. This first round is a double header; forming a round of the new TCR New Zealand Championship as well as with the Trans-Tasman Championship. It will bring together cars and drivers from both Australia and New Zealand for a world class battle. Audi, Hyundai, Honda, Alfa Romeo and VW are just a few of the manufacturers with TCR specification cars. If other series around the world are anything to go by, fans can look forward to a stunning debut for the class this weekend at Highlands.
BNT V8’s – Also on the bill will be the fabulous and iconic power houses that are the BNT V8s. Set to make another appearance at Highlands after some impressive races at the venue in recent seasons. With cars from Holden and Ford resuming their timeless battle, as well as machines from Nissan and Toyota adding to the mix, the racing across two classes will be intense and popular with fans.
Toyota 86 Championsip – Also popular with the fans will be the three Toyota 86 Championship races over the weekend at Highlands. With two Toyota 86 cars up for grabs as prizes this season, the racing will be as intense as it has ever been – possibly even more. Some of the best up-and-coming racers in the country will tackle the challenges of this technical track. 2019 was simply epic and fans can look forward to more of the same this time around in 2020.
Central Muscle Cars – A very welcomed addition to the Speed Works MotorSport NZ Championship Highlands weekend. This is one of the country’s finest racing classes, also boasting a huge field of some of the most iconic racers in global Motorsport history. There are some breath-taking machines out there and this class sees them raced as hard as they ever were. Unmissable.
Mighty ‘anything goes’ OSCA racers and Porsches complete an exciting card for a great racing weekend at this awesome venue.
All competitors please contact the below for further details.
Heather Lindsay August 15, 2019
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