Round 1 postponed amid Covid uncertainties

June testing (940 x 450)

Motorsport Promoter Speed Works Events has postponed its November meeting at Hampton Downs, meaning a new start date for the 2021-2022 Toyota 86 Championship.

The postponement of the November 12-14 event means the opening round of the championship will be the Pukekohe round on December 3-5 and the championship final will now move to Hampton Downs on 22 -24 April 2022.

"We were fully supportive of the change in the circumstances and hopefully a small delay will allow drivers and teams to make the most of the opportunity of additional preparation time,” said TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand Motorsport Manager Nicolas Caillol.  

“We will of course have to keep our eye firmly focused on the developing situation and adjust accordingly if we need to alter any further dates.”

The revised dates for what will be the biggest and likely most hotly-contested championship in the category’s history are as follows:

Toyota 86 Championship 2021 – 2022
Round 1 – Pukekohe Park Raceway – December 3-5
Round 2 – Highlands Motorsport Park – January 14-16
Round 3 – Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna – January 21- 23
Round 4 – Hampton Downs Motorsport Park – February 11-13
Round 5 – Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo – March 25-27

Round 6 – Hampton Downs Motorsport Park – April 22-24