Homegrown motorsport group and fledgling car-maker Rodin Cars has been confirmed as the naming rights partner for the opening season of New Zealand’s new Super GT NZ Series.
Confirmed by Speed Works Events organisers, the announcement represents the latest local group that Rodin Cars has thrown support behind. The firm also supports the University of Canterbury’s motorsport division, as well as supporting Liam Lawson’s Formula 2 campaign.
The Rodin Cars Super GT NZ Series will combine GT4, Ferrari Challenge, and Porsche Carrera Cup cars all on one grid. All 30 entries for next year’s series have already sold-out, making it one of the most anticipated local tin-top categories in recent history.
As part of the partnership, Rodin Cars’ incredible FZED open-wheeler will be demonstrated on track. It boasts a 3.8-litre V8 sourced from Cosworth, developing 503kW of power and 490Nm of torque — peak power notably coming at a screaming 9600rpm.
The four-round series kicks off at Highlands Motorsport Park on January 15, before traveling to Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Christchurch on January 22-23, and Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in the Waikato on February 12-13.
The series finale will then be staged at Taupo Motorsport Park on March 26-27.
“We’re thrilled to have a company like Rodin Cars lend its support and engage with the Super GT NZ series,” said Category Manager, Grant Smith.
“Rodin Cars are doing some amazing things in motorsport, and we look forward to working alongside them and learning more about their Rodin FZED and Rodin FZERO cars which are currently under development.
“The Rodin Cars Super GT Series will be the premiere motorsport class in New Zealand this summer, and it will be quite a spectacle seeing these 30 Super GT cars file into turn one at Highlands in January for the very first time.”
“The Rodin Cars Super GT Series looks like it will be a really great category for New Zealand super car owners and all car enthusiasts,” added Rodin Cars founder David Dicker.
“I love racing and have been racing for years. The opportunity to support a new race series in New Zealand seemed like a good chance to grow the motorsport industry down here, and also a great opportunity for us to show everyone what we are building in our New Zealand production facility. We are looking forward to getting the Rodin FZED out on track for some displays at the events.”