The New Zealand Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club in association with Acceleration on Water Ltd would like to invite you to a great weekend for the 2021 Hydro Thunder GP Hydroplane Series and 96th Masport Cup at Lake Karapiro February 13-14 2021. To date we have over 65 entries which is awesome thank you to all of you who have entered. Lots of racing both days with several feature races Marsh Motorsport, Masport Cup and the Dennis Taylor Memorial.
LIVE Streaming: The event will be live streamed watch our face book and website for the link at a cost of $15 for the two days
Accommodation: I understand that the onsite camping is booked up try the Top Ten Holiday Park in Cambridge if you are having trouble getting accommodation.
Prize Giving Sunday: The downstairs bar in the complex will be open both days from 11am, we will have a prize giving Sunday afternoon as soon as the racing is finished around 4.30pm to present the . Sunday we will do the same straight after the racing
Safety and Rescue: Marine Medical Services will be on the water with two paramedic divers, others to assist will NZPBA Rescue team and Manukau Auckland rescue boat, Donald Falconer and Bob, Starter: Jeff Weake and Mike Dunstall.
Liquor Ban: Domain grounds and Camping There is a 24/7 Liquor band in place in the Domain grounds and the camp grounds, however the bar will be open in the bottom room of the complex you are welcome to have refreshments their during the day from 11am- 7pm both days
Breath Testing: This will be compulsory for the Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers and random testing for other teams and drivers.
Gate Entry: is $20.00 per adult per day students 13-16yrs $5.00, children 12yrs under FREE, – Each team will be given (5) tickets, you are welcome to purchase more tickets at $5.00 you can collect your tickets on Friday from me. If you have to pay to get in the gate then we will reimburse you and give you passes for the Sunday.
Security: There will be security on site overnight from 5pm-6am Friday, Sat & Sunday nights
Friday: Set up we encourage you to get organised Friday as we have a full program on Saturday, there is no official practise organised.
Scrutineering: We will be scrutineering on Friday and would like to get as many boats done as possible to make it a lot easier on the Saturday morning. We would ask that you appoint 1-2 people in your own class to scrutineer your class.
For those who have an air system in their boats can you please check that your air fittings are up to date if you have any issues please talk with the Rescue teams either Calvin Hicks or Shane Pennington.
Thanks – Denise Preece & Rod Vennell
|FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY SCRUTINEERING & SET UP|
|SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY|
|8-8.30||Grand Prix Testing|
|8.30-9am||All class testing|
|Race 3||9.30am||Formula One|
|Race 4||9.45am||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 1a|
|Race 5||10.00am||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 1b|
|Race 6||10.15am||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 1c|
|Race 7||10.30am||Mod VP/Formula V|
|Race 8||10.45am||Series 3000/Formula 3|
|Race 9||11.00am||Marsh Motor Sport 6 laps|
|Race 10||11.15am||Procom/stock/superstock/ GN|
|Race 13||12.00pm||Formula One|
|Race 14||12.15pm||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 2a|
|Race 15||12.30pm||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 2b|
|Race 16||12.45pm||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 2c|
|Race 17||1.00pm||Mod VP/Formula V|
|Race 18||1.15pm||Series 3000/Formula 3|
|Race 19||1.30pm||Modified Hydroplane|
|Race 20||1.45pm||Procom/stock/superstock/ GN|
|Race 23||2.30pm||Formula One|
|Race 24||2.45pm||Mod VP/Formula V|
|Race 25||3.00pm||Series 3000/Formula 3|
|Race 26||3.15pm||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 3a|
|Race 27||3.30pm||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 3b|
|Race 28||3.45pm||NZ Hydro Thunder Series Heat 3c|
|Race 29||4.00pm||Modified Hydroplane|
|Race 30||4.15pm||Procom/stock/superstock/ GN|
|SUNDAY 14TH FEBRAURY 96TH MASPORT CUP REGATTA|
|8.30-9am||Testing if required|
|Race 3||9.30am||Formula One|
|Race 4||9.45am||Mod VP/FV|
|Race 5||10.00am||Series 3000/Formula 3|
|Race 6||10.15am||Modified Hydroplane|
|Race 7||10.30am||NZ Hydro Thunder CONSOLATION|
|Race 11||11.30am||Formula One|
|Race 12||11.45am||NZ Hydro Thunder FINAL|
|Race 13||12.15pm||Mod VP/FV|
|Race 14||12.30pm||Series 3000/Formula 3|
|Race 15||12.45pm||Modified Hydroplane|
|Race 17||1.15pm||MASPORT CUP Heat 1|
|Race 20||2.00pm||Formula One|
|Race 21||2.15pm||Mod VP/FV|
|Race 22||2.30pm||Series 3000/Formula 3|
|Race 23||2.45pm||Modified Hydroplane|
|Race 25||3.15pm||96th MASPORT CUP HEAT 2|
|Race 26||3.30pm||MASPORT CUP PRESENTATION|
|Race 27||4.00PM||DENNIS TAYLOR MEMORIAL ( BEACH START TOP TEN)|
|THE EVENT ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE PROGRAM IF NECESSARY|
Program coming soon.
Masport is extremely proud to once again be associated with the NZ Grand Prix Hydroplane Champs and celebrating its 92nd year sponsoring the Masport Cup in 2017. Masport unquestionably has a historic attachment with New Zealand speedboat racing. In 1922 Miss Masport won the NZ Powerboat Association’s championship reaching 31mph. At an average speed of 28mph on a timed course she became New Zealand champion. In 1925 Mason and Porter (now internationally known as Masport) donated a cup to be competed for by the top speed boats of the country, thus was born the Masport Cup, the symbol of supremacy in New Zealand speedboat racing. So in downtown Tauranga over the weekend of 4th & 5th March 2017, we wish all the best to those competing who have put the weeks, months or even years of work into their craft, and look forward to celebrating with the next triumphant challenger to have their name inscribed onto the Masport Cup.
General Manager – Masport
Karapiro – 13-14 February 2021
One Day – $20 or Both Days – $35
12 and Under FREE