32 pit garages were completed with power and lighting in January 2011.
Two grandstands were put up seating 1276 people.
We had over 220,000 visitors to Hampton Downs and an estimated television viewing audience in excess of 1 million.
Some of the key race meetings were:
NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Chris Amon, the former Formula One driver with Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren during the haydays of NZ Motorsport. There were over 300 entrants (international and national) for this race meeting spanning over 2 weekends.
NZ Motor Cup with special guest 1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill to watch his son Josh race at Hampton Downs as part of the Toyota Racing Series. Other notable international drivers were Daniil Kvyat, Ivan Lukashevich, Sergey Sirotkin, Alex Lynn, Kotaro Sakurai, Mario Farnbacher, Scott Pye, Nick Foster and Jordan Skinner. We also had top New Zealander’s Mitch Evans, Nick Cassidy and Alistair Wootten to name a few!
New Zealand Classic Bikes
Mothers Chrome – inaugural hot rod show
VIP Pet foods Endurance Race - inaugural event
Legends of Speed
NZ Superbike Nationals
D1NZ Drift Nationals
Roycroft Trophy Vintage Festival - inaugural event
HRC Winter Series - inaugural event
NAC Drift Nationals
Mudfest - inaugural event
Suzuki International Tri Series
We also supported Kids in Cars, St Johns and Cure Kids during the year with charity events.
The hillside alongside Hampton Downs Rd was cut into with motor scrapers creating a large area suitable for many commercial applications. Over 80,000 m³ of clay has been deposited into the Business Park to complete stage one.
A new 450 car parking area was created right over the road from Gate One. This is an all-weather gravel car park that will be a welcome addition for all our larger events.
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