World’s rising motorsport stars to return to Invercargill’s Teretonga Park

Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda is one of five current Formula 1 World Championship drivers who have previously raced in the Toyota Racing Series in Invercargill.

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Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda is considered one of 5 present Formulation 1 World Championship drivers who’ve beforehand raced within the Toyota Racing Sequence in Invercargill.

Among the world’s rising younger motorsport stars will return to Invercargill’s Teretonga Park in January as a part of the Toyota Racing Sequence.

The 2022-2023 Southland Sports activities Automotive Membership’s motor racing calendar at Teretonga Park has been firmed up which might be headlined by the Toyota Racing Sequence from January 19 to 22.

The Toyota Racing Sequence returns after a two-year hiatus on the again of Covid-19 and might be a part of the Motorsport New Zealand Premier Championship Sequence.

The collection permits Southlanders to see many future stars, with 5 drivers on this yr’s Formulation 1 World Championship grid having raced at Teretonga Park lately.

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A type of, Yuki Tsunoda of Japan, raced on the circuit in 2020 and was in Formulation 1 simply twelve months later.

Whereas the return of worldwide single-seater stars is one spotlight there are a lot extra. The Basic SpeedFest holds its conventional place on the calendar from February 17-19 whereas Southern Thunder returns in March with the New Zealand Tremendous Vehicles and Mainland Muscle Automobiles taking centre stage in what’s one other of Teretonga Park’s largest occasions of the season.

The season begins with the annual go to of the South Island Endurance Sequence on Saturday, September 24.

The primary weekend of December sees a implausible programme of racing with an enormous array of courses headlined by the spectacular OSCA Tremendous Saloons.

The Teretonga circuit additionally celebrates its sixty fifth Anniversary this yr having been opened in November 1957 and might be celebrated with a membership day on the circuit on Sunday, November 6.

Teretonga Park is the oldest everlasting motor racing circuit within the nation and with the approaching closure of Pukekohe Park Raceway in Auckland and the demise of locations equivalent to Levin and Wigram it should quickly be the one circuit left within the nation that hosted the Tasman Sequence in its heyday of the 1960’s when drivers of the Grand Prix period equivalent to Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and their friends would spend the European winter racing right here.

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