After a two year absence, Pukekohe Park Raceway returns to the Supercars calendar in 2022 with tickets going on sale June 21.
Having hosted the first ever international Supercars event in 2001, Pukekohe Park Raceway is again home to one of New Zealand’s largest annual sporting events that kiwis have missed out on over the last two years due to lockdown and border restrictions as a result of COVID-19.
The 2022 event will be the 20th championship round in New Zealand, and the 15th at the popular Pukekohe venue.
The Hamilton Street Circuit hosted racing between 2008 and 2012.
Supercars CEO Shane Howard said, “Getting to New Zealand in 2022 was one of our key objectives and even with international freight challenges, we have a plan in place that will ensure our passionate Kiwi fans get to see the best touring car category in the world back at Pukekohe.”
“I would like to thank Tātaki Auckland Unlimited for their ongoing and unwavering support for the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.”
Auckland native, current Supercars championship leader, and defending champion Shane Van Gisbergen is excited to be returning to the circuit where he has previously won the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy twice at.
“It’ll be awesome to return to New Zealand,” Van Gisbergen said.
“They’ve been starved of Supercars for a couple of years so I can’t wait to go back.”
“The crowd will hopefully be big and the support is always awesome, I’ve missed racing at home in front of those fans.”
The ITM Auckland SuperSprint will take place on September 10 to 11 before Supercars heads back to Australia for the Repco Bathurst 1000.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, June 21 here.