When the Wellington-based MG Car Club was forced to cancel this year’s popular MG Classic motor racing meeting, due to be held at Manfield Circuit Chris Amon over the weekend of 13-14 November, it eliminated the first round of 2021-22 MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series, which has run a close-to-home calendar over the last two years, and was continuing the strategy for the 2021-2022 season. Though a race meeting was possible under current rules, the New Zealand quarantine and travel restriction provisions have effectively split the country in two until the second week of December at the earliest….
Fortunately, the second round of the series is not scheduled to run until the second-to-last weekend in January next year, “though at the moment,” says NZ F5000 Association committee member and spokesperson Glenn Richards, “there are still no guarantees – even that far out!” COVID willing, the rest of the season looks like this: 21-23 Jan 2022 – Taupo Historic Grand Prix – Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park Taupo NZ; 4-6 Feb – Skope Classic – Mike Pero Motorsport Park Ruapuna Christchurch NZ; 26-27 Mar 2022– HRC Legends of Speed meeting Hampton Downs Waikato NZ. Organisers are talking about adding another round if the evolving situation permits.
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