Category Manager, TCR New Zealand
“I am really excited to be part of the TCR New Zealand Championship. It’s a great opportunity to launch a brand-new category of motor racing into New Zealand which has amazing potential to grow quickly,” said Grant Smith.
“The great thing about TCR is that it is a worldwide category with global technical rules in which ultimately the best drivers will succeed. And the balance of performance (BOP) means that anyone can fight for the wins regardless of the brand they are driving.
“TCR New Zealand will offer competitors and investors alike a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the premier touring car championship in New Zealand, and the opportunity to compete worldwide.”
Director, Australian Racing Group
“It is a pleasure to welcome Grant Smith to the TCR New Zealand team,” said Matt Braid.
“Grant’s appointment was a high priority for us, and it’s great to have someone who is so well credentialed in the industry to spearhead the program in New Zealand.
“There is a lot to do in a short space of time, however, we are confident that the globally-recgonised TCR product is the right fit for New Zealand, and that Grant is also the perfect fit for the task at hand.
“We are looking forward to working closely with him on all facets of the New Zealand championship, including the creation of a robust calendar and a strong entry list for the first season.”