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 certainly one of 5 present Method 1 World Championship drivers who’ve beforehand raced within the Toyota Racing Collection in Invercargill.

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

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

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

The sequence permits Southlanders to see many future stars, with 5 drivers on this 12 months’s Method 1 World Championship grid having raced at Teretonga Park in recent times.

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

Whereas the return of worldwide single-seater stars is one spotlight there are loads extra. The Traditional 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 Vehicles taking centre stage in what’s one other of Teretonga Park’s greatest occasions of the season.

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

The primary weekend of December sees a unbelievable 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 12 months having been opened in November 1957 and will probably 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 upcoming closure of Pukekohe Park Raceway in Auckland and the demise of locations comparable to Levin and Wigram it should quickly be the one circuit left within the nation that hosted the Tasman Collection in its heyday of the 1960’s when drivers of the Grand Prix period comparable to Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and their friends would spend the European winter racing right here.

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