The Production Racing Championship will be revived this year as part of newly announced Super Production series.
The Production Racing Championship was discontinued after the 2010/11 season, bringing an end to the short-lived series that started in 2005.
From 2021, the title will be awarded to the winner of the Super Production championship.
Running alongside the inaugural TCR New Zealand season, Super Production will be a class for high-performance factory-built production race cars. These include Ferrari Challenge and Porsche 911 Cup cars, and a variety of GT4 and older pre-2007 GT3 cars.
Both categories will have three rounds this year, all of which are in the South Island.
“It’s pretty exciting to have the Production Racing Championship active again in New Zealand,” said Wayne Christie, President of Motorsport New Zealand.
“We’ve been working hard to establish TCR as a premier touring car championship on our shores and with the large amount of production-built race cars in New Zealand and heading to Super Production, the fight for a championship will be exciting.”
Super Production category manager Lindsay Dodd shared Christie’s excitement.
“It’s fantastic to have another booster for what is shaping up to be an exciting new racing series,” Dodd said.
“There isn’t long to go now before Super Production and TCR get underway, so I encourage everyone who has shown interest but is yet to enter to do so as soon as possible.”
The Super Production series will commence in Timaru on March 5-6.
Following the series opener, the field will venture to Teretonga Park on March 20-21 before wrapping up at Highlands Motorsport Park on April 23-24.
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