Kia TCR enters Australian and New Zealand market
The inaugural TCR New Zealand Championship and existing TCR Australian Championship has been bolstered by the appointment of Choice Performance Ltd, based in Pukekohe New Zealand, as the official agent for STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development), the manufacturer of the Kia Cee’d TCR.
Choice Performance Limited has extensive experience running a number of championship contenders in the New Zealand Rally Championship and a number of the Choice Performance staff members have extensive circuit racing experience internationally and particularly in Australasia.
Choice Performance are in discussions with a number of potential drivers in Australia and New Zealand and intend to operate cars in each of these countries through both customer ownership and lease packages. Through Choice Performance’s relationship with AndrewSimms.co.nz, the largest Kia Dealer in New Zealand, there are great synergies for parts supply, technical support and marketing opportunities with the full support of Kia Motors New Zealand.
The Kia Cee’d TCR is a leading contender in a number of international TCR championships and has been run successfully by STARD across Europe and Asia. STARD are presently preparing 2 vehicles to be purchased by Choice Performance and are due to arrive in New Zealand in time for the opening round of the TCR New Zealand Championship at Highlands Motor Sport Park on January 17-19 2020.
Choice Performance also have 2 vehicles presently being prepared by STARD for shipping to New Zealand which will arrive later this year in time for the Inaugural New Zealand TCR Championship. Driver opportunities are still available for this series and we welcome enquiry.
Choice Performance are working on a number of driver opportunities and will be available for initial discussions on October 11-13 in Australia.