MotorSport New Zealand has announced a $200,000 support package for all its member clubs and competitors as a part of its recently launched ‘Back in Motion’ plan.
Following the resumption of club competition in Covid-19 Alert Level 2, MotorSport New Zealand’s next phase is to implement a significant support package aimed at encouraging competitors and clubs to remain or return to motorsport.
“We’re really excited to be able to offer this package and be able to encourage our member clubs to host some exciting events to get motorsport back into action again,” Acting CEO of MotorSport New Zealand Elton Goonan told the official website.
“This will enable them to be able to offer cheaper entry fees to our competitors and help them get their cars out and have fun doing what they are really passionate about doing.
“We need to make sure we are doing whatever we can do to keep motorsport accessible to as many people as possible as we come out of the pandemic.
“We are also really proud to be able to say that since 2014 we have only had 1 price increase in 2016 and this was only to match CPI at the time. This, coupled with this support package, really echoes our commitment to supporting our clubs and competitors.”
MotorSport New Zealand will apply a 25% discount on event permit fees and participation levies for all events hosted from May 20 until the end of 2020.
Competitors will receive a further 25% discount on competition licence and authority card renewals until May 31, 2021.
Exemptions have been made on event participation and safety audits on authority cards until May next year. Similarly, MSNZ has removed the two-event requirement for authority card renewals and extended the safety audit period from six to 12 months prior to renewal.
“This support package represents a significant investment in our sport,” said Wayne Christie, President of MotorSport New Zealand.
“Our intention is for our competitors to make the most of reduced costs which will help them get behind the wheel for at least the remainder of 2020.
“MotorSport New Zealand is well-positioned, financially, for the future, with COVID-19 prompted restructure now complete and other internal cost-saving measures introduced.”