Four MotorSport New Zealand Championships eligible for Motorsport Australia Superlicence
Four MotorSport New Zealand Championships will be eligible for Motorsport Australia Superlicence points from 2022. The NZ Toyota 86 Championship will join three other MotorSport New Zealand Championships already included in the Superlicence system in 2022.
Motorsport Australia introduced their Superlicence system in 2016 to address concerns over inexperienced drivers entering their Supercars Championship. A Superlicence became a requirement to compete in the 2017 Supercars Championship.
The NZ Formula Ford, NZ Touring Car and Toyota Racing Series Championships have been included in the Superlicence system since its inception. MotorSport New Zealand was successful in lobbying for the NZ Toyota 86 Championship to be awarded points for 2022 and beyond.
“This is a great addition for our aspiring drivers,” said MotorSport New Zealand CEO Elton Goonan.
“Many of our young drivers have aspirations to follow in the footsteps of Scott McLaughlin, Shane van Gisbergen, Greg Murphy and the many other kiwis who have competed with great success in Supercars.
“Having the ability to earn Motorsport Australia Superlicence points in NZ is a huge boost to those classes and our aspiring drivers who can work towards a career in Supercars whilst staying in New Zealand in their junior years.”
The NZ Toyota 86 Championship will join the NZ Formula Ford and NZ Touring Car Championship in being award five Superlicence points for first place in the championship, four-points for second, three-points for third, two-points for fourth and one-point for fifth.
The Toyota Racing Series, an FIA International Championship, is awarded ten-points for first in the championship, eight-points for second, seven-points for third and so on down to ninth place in the championship which is awarded one-point.