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Taupō to host New Zealand return

The Supercars championship will return to New Zealand in 2024 after a deal was confirmed for an even at Taupō International Motorsport Park.

The series didn’t make the trip to New Zealand this year following the end of racing at Pukekohe (pictured), but Taupō will now play host to racing until at least 2026 under the new deal.

“We are honoured to receive the New Zealand Major Events and Taupō District Council’s endorsement for the Supercars Championship’s return in 2024,” Supercars CEO Shane Howard said.

“A key priority for Supercars has been the Championship’s return to New Zealand and its passionate fan base.

“This support is a great step forward in ensuring we can begin a new chapter of racing at the world-class circuit in Taupō.

“With the support and the availability of Taupō International Motorsport Park, Supercars is now focused on identifying a suitable date for the event in 2024.

“We can’t wait to get over to New Zealand to celebrate with our dedicated fans this major announcement for the Championship.”

Supercars will use the 3.32km International Circuit configuration, which is one of four available at the North Island circuit.