Supercars nonetheless exploring NZ choices
The well-known Pukekohe circuit hosted Supercars for the ultimate time final weekend forward of its impending closure early subsequent yr.
A bumper bought out crowd turned out for the occasion with native star Shane van Gisbergen giving the monitor a becoming farewell with a shocking win on Sunday night.
There have been additionally reviews of merchandise retailers operating out of inventory by the top of the weekend.
In an announcement offered to media following the occasion, Supercars CEO Shane Howard thanked the Kiwi followers for turning out in pressure.
He additionally mentioned the collection is continuous to work on choices for its future in New Zealand post-Pukekohe.
Supercars is trying to scale its calendar again to 12 rounds subsequent season, with NZ at the moment no certainty to be retained on the schedule.
“What a becoming farewell this weekend’s occasion was right here at Pukekohe,” Howard mentioned.
“We wish to thank the various hundreds of followers that got here out in pressure throughout all three days, with a bought out crowd on Sunday capping off years of success at this wonderful venue.
“That second on Sunday afternoon when the group rose as one to have fun Shane van Gisbergen’s emotional victory to say the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy will go down as some of the memorable in our sport’s historical past.
“Following on from the success of this weekend’s occasion, we’ll proceed to discover the potential for future internet hosting of the Repco Supercars Championship occasions in New Zealand.”
Hampton Downs has lengthy been thought of the logical alternative for Pukekohe given its proximity to Auckland.
Nevertheless that might nonetheless require negotiations with Aukland Limitless, which funds the occasion, given it’s technically throughout the border in Waikato.
There are additionally whispers of considerations over among the infrastructure on the monitor.
Taupo Worldwide Motorsport Park is another choice understood to be into consideration by Supercars.
A transfer that removed from Auckland, nonetheless, would possible require federal funding from NZ, as would any potential shift to the South Island.