Entries for the Race of Champions Revival that book-ends the inaugural Taupo Historic GP this weekend at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park closed last Friday with a line-up of 26 Formula 5000s and 9 Formula One cars – beating by one car the F1 entry on the only occasion the Formula Ones were beaten by an F5000 in the period race (Peter Gethin humbling the F1 “grandees” in his Chevron B24-Chevrolet at Brands Hatch in 1973).
49 Formula Juniors, 33 of them from overseas, take to the track at this weekend’s Taupo Historic GP race meeting at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in the midst of a three-year Diamond Jubilee World Tour towards the category’s 60th anniversary in 2018.
Organisers of the Historic Touring Car category racing at next month’s Taupo Historic GP have pulled-off a major coup – placing 1985 European Touring Car Champion, Italian Gianfranco Brancatelli in the BMW M3 he drove for the Italian CiBiemme Sport team in the 1987 World Touring Car Championship.
The recently-crowned FIA Masters Historic F1 Champion, Englishman Michael Lyons, heads-up the first ever visit by Historic Formula One cars to Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in January.
Nation Events and Premier Toilets setting up tomorrow.