Grand Prix bid

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT -

The High­land Mo­tor­sport park has for­mally pre­sented a pro­posal to host the New Zealand Grand Prix from 2015 to 2017. The race was held near Palmer­ston North for the past six years. Park owner Tony Quinn said host­ing the Grand Prix was on his bucket list. ‘‘We want the New Zealand Grand Prix to be the first of each year, be­fore the open­ing round of the For­mula 1 sea­son in Mel­bourne in March.’’ High­lands gen­eral man­ager Mike Sentch said the New Zealand event lost some of its pres­tige in the last 20 years and the new pro­posal was well re­ceived by Mo­tor­sport New Zealand.

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