The Pirelli Porsche Race Series have confirmed a one-day season finale event will go ahead on June 13 from Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo.
Series organisers admit they have worked tirelessly in collaboration with BMMP over the previous two months to ensure the 2019/20 season can be completed in its entirety.
The news of the resumption of the season comes as several New Zealand motorsport series declare their 2019/20 championships prematurely in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Originally slated as a two-day event in March, the unique one-off round will ultimately crown champions for the Pirelli Porsche Cup and Motorsport Championship, as well as contributing points towards the Pirelli enduro series.
A 20-strong grid is set to tackle the one-day event, the first since local NZ motorsport entered its coronavirus-induced suspension back in March. The event will also be the first Pirelli Porsche round since the NZ Grand Prix weekend at Manfeild earlier in the year.
Upwards of ten GT3 Cup cars have confirmed their entry for the event, including the 997 GT3 of Mike Baker who will be coming up from the South Island to support the series.
The remainder of the field will be made up of 944S2s, Boxters and Caymans.
Te Awamutu driver Marin Vujcich will be duking it out against the Wellington combo of Jim McKernan and Robert Dong for the converted Pirelli Porsche Cup.
Meanwhile, the Motorsport Championship will see its final battle between Dong and title rival Brian McGovern. With a mere solitary point between the two, the event’s sole sprint race will ultimately crown this season’s champion.
Two 30-minute enduro races are also set to feature on the programme with 150 points on offer across both races. The enduro cup currently has Vujcich, Cam McCormak and Seff Chambers all within two points of each other for the title – a perfect recipe for an enthralling season finale.
The event is scheduled to get underway with qualifying from 10.40 am, while racing is set to begin from 11.55 am.
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