The first of two Kia Cee’d TCR cars have arrived on New Zealand shores today ahead of the inaugural championship scheduled to begin later this year.
Pukekohe-based outfit, Choice Performance Ltd, will prepare the cars for both the New Zealand and Australian TCR series.
The cars were present at a testing day from Hampton Downs.
Chris Little, of Choice Performance, said,
“Having worked closely with Manfred and his team in Vienna I am exceptionally excited for this opportunity.
“We are delighted that the first of the Kia TCR cars are finally in New Zealand.
“The development of the Kia Cee’d TCR is world class and a real credit to STARD.
“We are confident of achieving strong results in the New Zealand and Australian championship with the Kia Cee’d TCR and look forward to fostering our strong relationship with STARD who are exceptionally customer friendly.”
Both drivers for Choice Performance for the 2020/21 season are yet to be announced.
TCR New Zealand was initially due to be held in conjunction with this season’s Toyota Racing Series but was postponed until late 2020.