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Highlands to host one-round title decider for TCR NZ and Super Production Championships’

The Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell will host the TCR NZ and Super Production Championships’ winner-takes-all event on 23-24 April 2021.

The decision has been made to stage one round only, to decide both the 2021 TCR New Zealand Championship and the 2021 Production Racing Championship titles, as a result of Covid 19 continuing to impact the category.

“We have a lot of driver interest in both TCR New Zealand and the Super Production,” commented category manager Lindsay Dodd. “However, several of our TCR competitors are still waiting for parts to arrive from Europe, and some of these were ordered well before Christmas.

“The original proposal was to run a three round series starting in March but as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, logistics from Europe have meant that several cars just would not make the grid in time. The timing is too tight to run the first two events, so to be fair on all competitors, the Highlands round at the end of April gives everyone more time.”

The recently announced prize of free entry into any of the remaining 2021 TCR Australia rounds, including the Bathurst International event, for the winner of the TCR New Zealand Championship, is still on offer.

“This prize, worth around $5,000AUD, will remove one of the cost barriers to competing in what could be one of the biggest TCR events globally should they chose the Bathurst International event in November,” commented Dodd.

The Super Production Series incorporates both TCR New Zealand and Production Racing Championships’ on the same grid.

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