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Taupo International Motorsport Park

Taupo International Motorsport Park and Events Centre, located in central North Island, is one of New Zealand’s premier motorsport parks and event centres.

Website:  www.taupomp.co.nz
Contact: office@taupomp.co.nz
Address: 463 Broadlands Road, Taupo

Circuit One
Length: 3.32km
Turns: 14
National Grade: 1
FIA Grade: 2

Circuit Two (Not Pictured)
Length: 2.2km
Turns: 14
National Grade: 1

Circuit Three (Not Pictured)
Length: 1.6km
Turns: 5
National Grade: 2

FURTHER CIRCUIT INFORMATION

Max Starters

Circuits One & Four

Duration of RaceAll Saloon, GT & Historic CarsAll Single Seaters & Open Wheelers
Up to 1 hour5040
Over 1 and up to 2 hours50
Over 2 and up to 4 hours54
Over 4 and up to 12 hours61
Over 12 hours65

Circuits Two

Duration of RaceAll Saloon, GT & Historic CarsAll Single Seaters & Open Wheelers
Up to 1 hour3629
Over 1 and up to 2 hours42
Over 2 and up to 4 hours45
Over 4 and up to 12 hours51
Over 12 hours54

Circuit Three

Duration of RaceAll Saloon, GT & Historic CarsAll Single Seaters & Open Wheelers
Up to 1 hour2520

Circuit History

Taupo International Motorsport Park and Events Centre, located in central North Island, is one of New Zealand’s premier motorsport parks and event centres. A group of motorsport enthusiasts formed the Taupo Motorsport Park Charitable Trust in 1996 with the aim of building a modern racetrack in the region. However, the project was put on hold due to a lack of funding.

In 2003, construction finally began after a new group of investors came on board. The park was designed to meet FIA Grade 2 specifications, making it suitable for a range of motorsport events, including international competitions. The track was designed by Apex Circuit Design and officially opened on 26 January 2006.

Since then, the Taupo International Motorsport Park has hosted numerous high-profile events, including the New Zealand round of the A1 Grand Prix, the Toyota Racing Series, and in 2024 it will host the Supercars Championship. The facility is also used for driver training and corporate events. It was purchased by Tony Quinn in December 2021, making it the third circuit in his stable in NZ. Since then Quinn and his team have made impressive strides in improving the facilities and opening a new go-kart facility.