Radical to get behind NZ Sportscar Championship

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The 2021/22 NZ Sportscar Championship will this season have the support of Radical New Zealand, which will be offering full technical and parts support at each round of the series.

“The NZ Sports Car Racing Club Inc has been running since 2011, so it is great to be able to inject support to ensure the future growth of sportscar racing here in New Zealand,” says Radical NZ’s Greg Brinck. “There are a number of Radicals already competing in the Sportscar NZ Racing Series. With the strong interest and sales since we took on the Radical agency for New Zealand late last year, it made good sense to get in behind the series and offer current and prospective Radical Sportscar owners who want to race, a platform to do so.”

While Radical currently boasts the largest ‘one make’ racing series in the world, Brinck has no short-term plans to bring this to our shores.

“The NZ Sports Car Racing Club is well established here and has a great thing going. This is the perfect place for local Radical owners to race.” There will also be overall awards for the top Radical in each of the two classes of the championship.”

“The NZ Sports Car Championship is well on its way to being a Motorsport New Zealand Accredited Series for next season and we welcome Greg and Radical Sportscars New Zealand to the Series and thank Greg and Team for their support,” says Richard Kelly, Chairperson, NZ Sports Car Racing Inc. “Radicals have been an important part of the series for years. We look forward to welcoming many more Radical drivers to the Series.”

“I’d like to build on the strong social side that NZ Sportscar Racing has already established. We will host all drivers and supporters at the completion of each round of the series from the Radical trailer and marquee,” says Greg.

With existing series production cars and some amazing home-built cars created on Kiwi soil over the years, it’s hoped that the support from Radical NZ will help entice these cars to get out and race again. There’s also a focus on encouraging first timers as well as young drivers into the series. Radical NZ already offers a Trial Day program that allows interested parties to experience a Radical alongside a professional instructor, before they make a decision to purchase.

Brinck goes on to say, “Not all Radical sportscar owners want to go racing. The partnership we have with Hampton Downs and Highlands Motorsport Park, with their GT Club membership, allows track access up to 80 days a year. This is the perfect platform for Radical owners who want to enjoy track day driving along with the social side as well.”

2021/22 NZ SPORTS CAR RACING CHAMPIONSHIP RACE CALENDAR
Round 1. Manfield 22-24 October 2021
Round 2. Manfield 12-14 November 2021
Round 3. Hampton Downs 26-27 March 2022
Round 4. Taupo 23–24 April 2022
Round 5. Taupo 14–15 May 2022
Round 6. Hampton Downs 4-5 June 2022

The Championship will have two NZ Championship Classes:
1/ Up to 2 litre
2/ Open Class

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