New Zealand’s Pukekohe Park Raceway is due to receive a $600 000 track resurface on selective sections of the course ahead of the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.
Work has already begun on the back straight, with it’s entire length from Turn 4 through to Turn 5 set to be completed before the Supercars event in early November, along with the notoriously bumpy pit lane which will also see fresh tarmac being laid down.
The back straight and pit lane will be the first of two phases in resurfacing parts of the circuit, with Turn 1 and the final corner (Turn 11) scheduled for January 2018.
In total, just under 20,000m2 of the circuit will be resurfaced.
Pukekohe Park’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter Hunt, says the resurfacing is aimed at elevating driver safety and to help promote the circuit on a global scale.
“It is hoped more major motorsport events will come and use NZ’s most famous circuit following the resurfacing,” said Hunt.
“Its history and location to Auckland means it’s ideally suited to attract the regions motorsport fans and participants alike.
“With the grandstand and function centre, we provide the ideal venue for top class as well as grass-roots motorsport action.”
The track resurface is the latest of many upgrades to the facility in recent years, including improvements to the main grandstand and the implementation of LED race lights.
The addition of 28 new pit garages is also part of $4 million worth of upgrades that have taken place in the last three years.
The ITM Auckland SuperSprint will take place from 3 – 5 of November.