26–27 Jan­uary Mo­tor Cup — the best of both sin­gle-seater worlds, Hamp­ton Downs

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The New Zealand Mo­tor Cup is one of the coun­try’s old­est and most im­por­tant sport­ing tro­phies. It has names on it that mo­tor sport events all over the world — in­clud­ing most of the Grand Prix events — would just love on their own sil­ver­ware.

Bruce Mclaren, Chris Amon, Jackie Ste­wart, Jack Brab­ham, John Sur­tees, Stir­ling Moss, Keke Ros­berg, and Kenny Smith are just some of the names adorn­ing the tro­phy, and it’s one that the young guns want to win. The event will be fiercely fought and will pro­vide un­miss­able ac­tion.

Once again, the fan­tas­tic Toy­ota Rac­ing Se­ries cars and driv­ers will com­pete for round hon­ours and for the fea­ture race of the week­end, the New Zealand Mo­tor Cup, which could see their name join the list of leg­ends on the fab­u­lous tro­phy. It’ll be game on for the For­mula 1 stars of to­mor­row as they duke it out around the chal­lenges of the north Waikato track.

Join­ing them for the week­end in their only visit to Hamp­ton Downs over the sum­mer sea­son will be the For­mula 5000 cars of the Tas­man Re­vival se­ries. These mon­sters of the past wow the crowds wher­ever they go with their noise, speed, and pres­ence on track, and they are al­ways spec­tac­u­lar around the Hamp­ton Downs track. Watch leg­end Kenny Smith take on a field of these awe­some ma­chines as if you were back in the 1970s.

And that’s not all when it comes to this great mo­tor sport event for sin­gle-seaters. The slip­stream­ing, all-ac­tion For­mula First cars are in­cluded, along with the His­toric For­mula Ford, and the any­thing­goes For­mula Li­bre field, which tra­di­tion­ally pro­duces some re­mark­ably close rac­ing.

As well as the open-wheel­ers, there’s the two grids of the Trade­zone GTRNZ se­ries fea­tur­ing 746kw mon­sters and a se­lec­tion of cars that will prob­a­bly be among the very fastest around the track this week­end. And, if ro­taries are your thing, a big field of scream­ing ro­tary-pow­ered RX-7 and RX-8 ma­chines is on the agenda, cour­tesy of the Nexen Tyre Pro 7 Mazda Rac­ing se­ries.

In ad­di­tion, the mas­sive mus­cle power of the bor­na­gain Tran­zam se­ries will be on dis­play, and there’ll be some of the all-time clas­sics rac­ing in the His­toric Tour­ing Cars class.

Con­tact Chris at [email protected]­prix.org.nz or on 027 482 7542 for fur­ther de­tails.

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