International drivers will be accustomed to admission New Zealand for the three annular 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series.
Confirmation was accustomed to TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand today afterward diffuse appointment and altercation with MotorSport New Zealand, MBIE and New Zealand Immigration.
Drivers will still accept to apprehension for 14 canicule in a managed abreast hotel. A bound cardinal of exemptions will be accessible and all drivers charge admission amid January 3rd and 6th.
It is absurd account for the series, which will activate with the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix affair on the Hampton Downs All-embracing ambit over the weekend of January 24-26.
“There has been a huge bulk of assignment activity on abaft the scenes to ensure that there were actual protocols and processes in abode to acquiesce a bound cardinal of all-embracing drivers into the country for the 2021 Championship,” said Toyota New Zealand General Manager for Marketing Andrew Davis.
“Everyone complex in the alternation is beholden for that assignment and for the efforts of MBIE, ministers, New Zealand Immigration and Action NZ to accomplish this appear for the sport.”
Category Manager Nicolas Caillol says the alternation will now assignment adamantine to defended drivers to booty advantage of the opportunity. “We can now chase up several actual austere enquiries from drivers adulatory to chase in the alternation from across and we will be authoritative announcements as we affirm drivers,” he said.
“With lots of absorption already from Kiwi drivers and several acclaimed names, admirers can attending advanced to a alluring few weeks of disciplinarian announcements branch appear the Grand Prix and the added circuit of the championship.”
Despite the beneath continuance of the championship, there will still be nine contest and 2,700kms of breadth accessible for drivers including chase weekends and testing at an added New Zealand clue not on the chase weekend calendar. TRS charcoal the best bulk FIA inferior distinct seater winter alternation in agreement of bulk per kilometre for all-embracing and calm drivers.
MotorSport New Zealand Acting CEO Elton Goonan was captivated with the news, commenting: “With a ample bulk of assignment actuality done abaft the scenes, it’s abundant that we accept been able to accept CTRS recognised by Action NZ and MBIE as an accident that will now acquiesce it admission to the MIQ facilities. Actuality able to accept some all-embracing drivers appear the beneath championship in 2021 reinforces the adeptness for our adolescent brilliant drivers to attempt in a apple chic agriculturalist series.”
In 2021, because of the all-around pandemic, the Castrol Toyota Racing Alternation will run over a beneath three chase programme. Starting with the New Zealand Grand Prix is additionally a abandonment from the accustomed championship routine. The beforehand agenda date is advised to allure aerial contour New Zealand drivers still at home afterward the Christmas breach and accommodate a attenuate befalling to run the Grand Prix with the actual best Kiwi drivers accessible in it.
The additional annular of the championship will be on the beneath Hampton Downs National clue afore it concludes at Ambit Chris Amon, Manfeild.
2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series
Round 1: Hampton Downs – 22nd -24th January 66th New Zealand Grand Prix