New Zealand’s most modern motorsport complex started as an ambitious privately funded enterprise and after years of hard work and paperwork, the construction began in February 2007. The completion date was planned for late 2008 but a particularly wet 2007 winter pushed the opening out to October 2009.
The vision was for the park to become a major venue for local motorsport with a modern approach taken during the design process by Clive Bowen of Apex Circuit Design and it would be the most up to date facility in New Zealand offering an entertainment venue for the promotion of motor racing in New Zealand.
It boasts 3 different track configurations along with 2 skidpans areas, one for driver training, the other for drifting as well as an SUV course and go-kart track.
To complement the on-track facilities, the 450ha developments also includes an industrial park, motor lodge, lifestyle blocks, 80 trackside apartments and convention centre.
We are now renting out garages in Gasoline Alley for those looking simply to store their car in a safe place or and/or looking for the convenience of having it near the track.
Garages are 7m x 3m and lockable as is the entry gate.
For more information contact Keryn Chitty on firstname.lastname@example.org or +64 27 536 7870
We also have a number of units still available in the new Industrial Building.
For more info contact Justin Ellis at email@example.com.
The current record is 59.483 held by Michael Lyons (UK). He was driving a Lola T400 HU7 Formula 5000 during the NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Ferrari on 19th January 2014. The lap record was broken in race 40.
The prior record was 1:00.497 held by Steve Ross in a McRae GM1-009 Formula 5000. This record was made at the NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating BMW Motorsport on the 22nd January 2012 during race 51. His top speed during the race was 268.15km per hour.
An earlier record was 1:01.846 held by Mitch Evans. Evans clocked in at set on lap 12 of the second race. He broke the previous record during the NZ 2010 Motor Cup in a Formula Toyota.
The first record was 1:02.279 held by a Lola T430 Formula 5000, driven by Kenny Smith. This record was made at the NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Bruce McLaren on the 23rd January 2010. Smith’s highest speed was 257.30 kph and he completed the 8 lap race in only 9:55.174
The top recorded speed remains at 287kph by Andrew Stroud on his Suzuki!
The lap record for the new 4.0km international circuit will be set at the Hampton Downs 101 over the weekend of October 29/30.