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2024 ITM Taupō Super400 track schedule revealed

Supercars
16 Mar
The first running of the ITM Taupō Super400 will be headlined by two 60-lap, 200km races
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  • Inaugural ITM Taupō Super400 track schedule revealed

  • First Taupō Supercars event headlined by two 60-lap, 200km races

  • 2024 ITM Taupō Super400 scheduled for April 19-21

Supercars has confirmed the track schedule for next month’s ITM Taupō Super400, which marks the championship’s first visit to Taupō International Motorsport Park.

The event takes place April 19-21, and will be highlighted by two 200-kilometre Repco Supercars Championship races, one each on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 3:05pm NZST (1:05pm AEST).

A bumper support category line-up will also compete at the event, with Porsche Carrera Cup Australia also making the trek across the ditch, as well as NZ-based racers from Central Muscle Cars, Toyota 86 Championship, and Formula Ford set to take to the track.

High-adrenaline start to Taupō countdown

With five Kiwis on the Supercars grid, NZ Supercars fans will be spoiled for choice when it comes to backing their local heroes, several of whom will be racing on their home turf for the very first time as a Supercars driver.

Tauranga’s Richie Stanaway is currently the highest ranked Kiwi in the Repco Supercars Championship, sitting an impressive fourth in the standings following February’s season-opening Thrifty Bathurst 500.

Stanaway’s Grove Racing teammate Matt Payne occupies eighth in the standings, while race-winning Aucklander Andre Heimgartner and rookies Jaxon Evans and Ryan Wood will be eager to take the mantle of top Kiwi when action gets underway.

Works at Taupō International Motorsport Park are well underway, with temporary grandstands, paddock infrastructure, and other temporary and permanent work currently being built for the inaugural event.

New Zealand, new year, new track: We're back in 2024

An all-new pit exit has also been laid at the circuit, designed specifically for Supercars’ first visit to the venue.

The highly-anticipated event at Taupō has been met with huge demand, with only limited grandstand and general admission remaining.

Tickets to the inaugural ITM Taupō Super400 can be purchased via Supercars.com and Ticketek NZ.

The Repco Supercars Championship holds its second event of the 2024 season next weekend at the MSS Security Melbourne SuperSprint, where the championship will race in support of the Formula Australian Grand Prix.

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The ITM Taupō Super400 will be the third event of the 2024 season, taking place April 19-21 in Supercars’ first event in New Zealand since 2022.

All Supercars events will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia and Sky Sport in NZ, with live streaming available on Kayo.

2024 ITM Taupo Super400: Session times

All times NZST

Friday April 19

Time

Category

Session

0845-0905

Supercars Events

Safety and Course Car Tours & Pit Lane Walk

0915-0935

Formula Ford

Practice 1

0945-1005

Toyota 86

Practice 1

1015-1035

Central Muscle Cars

Practice

1045-1110

Porsche Carrera Cup

Practice 1

1120-1140

Formula Ford

Practice 2

1150-1210

Toyota 86

Practice 2

1220-1240

Central Muscle Cars

Qualifying

1255-1425

Supercars

Practice 1

1440-1505

Porsche Carrera Cup

Practice 2

1515-1535

Formula Ford

Qualifying

1545-1605

Toyota 86

Qualifying

1615-1625

Supercars

TV Track Time

1635-1655

Porsche Carrera Cup

Event Rides

1700-1730

Supercars

Event Rides

Saturday April 20

Time

Category

Session

0800-0820

Supercars Events

Safety and Course Car Tours & Pit Lane Walk

0830-0850

Central Muscle Cars

Race 1

0900-0915

Porsche Carrera Cup

Qualifying Group 1

0920-0935

Porsche Carrera Cup

Qualifying Group 2

0945-1005

Toyota 86

Race 1

1020-1035

Supercars

Race 7 Qualifying

1040-1050

Supercars Events

Entertainment

1055-1115

Formula Ford

Race 1

1125-1145

Central Muscle Cars

Race 2

1200-1240

Supercars

Top Ten Shootout

1245-1255

Supercars Events

Entertainment

1300-1320

Toyota 86

Race 2

1330-1345

Supercars Events

Drivers Parade

1355-1420

Porsche Carrera Cup

Race 1

1505

Supercars

Race 7 (60 laps)

Sunday April 21

Finish

Category

Session

0810-0835

Supercars Events

Safety and Course Car Tours & Pit Lane Walk

0845-0905

Formula Ford

Race 2

0915-1000

Porsche Carrera Cup

Race 2

1010-1030

Central Muscle Cars

Race 3

1045-1100

Supercars

Race 8 Qualifying

1105-1115

Supercars Events

Entertainment

1120-1140

Formula Ford

Race 3

1150-1210

Toyota 86

Race 3

1225-1305

Supercars

Top Ten Shootout

1310-1320

Supercars Events

Entertainment

1325-1345

Central Muscle Cars

Race 4

1355-1420

Porsche Carrera Cup

Race 3

1505

Supercars

Race 8 (60 laps)

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