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Racing back at Hampton Downs

Speed Works reveals classes aiming to race before Christmas under new coronavirus system.
Posted on 25 November, 2021
Racing back at Hampton Downs

Speed Works, Hampton Downs and MotorSport New Zealand will be among the first organisers to run an event under the Covid-19 traffic-lights system.

The meeting, which is scheduled for the weekend of December 18-19, will take place just three days after Auckland’s borders reopen.

The organisers are already working on the requirements for holding the event under the new system and will release further details of how it will work as it draws closer.

They are also hoping the system will allow spectators to attend assuming they meet the health requirements to attend.

A grid of TradeZone GTRNZ cars, two BMW grids, the Motul Honda Cup, pictured, and Nexen Tyre Mazda Racing Series will be in action on both days. 

The 2K Cup joins the party on the Sunday and the Toyota 86 Championship field will also be in attendance to get some valuable testing mileage. There will be an open GT race on both days.

“We have lots of interest from owners wanting to get some mileage in the bag for new cars they have,” says Speed Works’ Geoff Short. 

“There are new GT3s here now and we’re also hoping to see the new carters-owned Brabham out there too.

“Anyone who has a current or older GT or Carrera Cup car or something similar will be welcome to race. There will be plenty of takers and some interesting vehicles for sport-starved Auckland spectators to enjoy.”

Photo: Matt Smith