Australian Racing Group is looking to secure the rights for the TCR New Zealand series that will be launched in 2020. Recently, MotorSport New Zealand, which is the local governing body committed to establishing a TCR series by 2020 and is now on the look-out for a promoter.
This is the same model used by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport last year, which signed a deal with WSC Ltd before putting the promotional rights out to tender. Australian Racing Group was ultimately awarded the TCR Australia contract. While not confirming that a bid has been or will be made, ARG CEO Matt Braid told Motorsport.com that there had been discussions with MotorSport New Zealand about forging close ties between the two series.
ARG CEO Matt Braid said they are keeping an eye on it because they want to look at cooperating with the New Zealand series. They are also keeping a close eye on it, and they would like to see how they could get involved and cooperate. Cooperation between the two markets would be fantastic to achieve because, by nature, both are robust motorsport markets in their own right. It highlights the global nature of TCR, and they kick off its inaugural season at Sydney Motorsport Park this Friday.
TCR Australia kicks off its inaugural season at Sydney Motorsport Park this Friday.