Ready to Race/Rally? Then you've come to the right place. In order to compete, you must first be a member of a Car Club. Please review all the information on this page and then click the "Join" button below.
Don't want to compete, but want to know if you can be involved as a member of the Taupo Car Club?
We regularly need help with flag marshals and crowd marshals at events, qualified first-aiders, assistance with event set-up and clear-up, timing officials (these people need to be computer literate!), Scrutineers (people with mechanical background). If this sounds like you, please get in touch and click the button below to begin the membership process.
2022 Taupo Winter Series Competitors
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Taupo Car Club members are eligible for an exclusive club discount on $55+ orders. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your TCC discount code.
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Ready to register? Click the link and follow the prompts: https://possum.motorsport.org.nz/
All competitors are asked to register via the official MSNZ Possum system (https://possum.motorsport.org.nz/). In the rare exception that you have been asked to enter manually, please email email@example.com with the completed form available for download below:
General Competitor Requirements
In addition to car club membership, you must obtain a MotorSport New Zealand Licence. Please note, a licence may require a medical aptitude certificate. There are several types of Licences you can apply for:
Temporary M Grade (old Day licence)
This Licence is restricted for use at one (1) Clubsport Event e.g. Dual Sprints, Rally sprints, Hillclimbs. The applicant will have to sit a simple test based on the information contained in the 'Drivers Guide' booklet these are either available from Steward of the race meeting you are attending or by visiting the links at the bottom of the page. This means that the Steward will be required to administer the test for Temp M Grade at the event. A pass on the 'Drivers Guide Examination with remain valid for three (3) months. For subsequent issues of Temporary M Grade Licences the applicant providing evidence of a pass result within the three (3) months may be exempt from retaking the examination.
M Grade (old Clubsport)
Requires completion of the Competition Licence Application Form (click on link at the bottom of the pge) and gaining a pass result in a simple test based on the information contained in the 'Driver Guide' booklet or providing evidence of a pass result within the preceding three (3) months. This is a one (1) year licence. This type of Licence restricts you to only Clubsport Events e.g. Dual Sprints, Rally Sprints, Hillclimbs.
C Grade (old National Race)
There are two C Grade categories C1 and C2. Initially new applications will be issued a C1 Licence. Required completion of the Competition Licence Application Form and the gaining a pass in a C Grade Licence examination. This is a 1 year licence. You can compete in Clubsport Event or National Race Events (excludes Rally Events and events run under an International Permit). Further information about the C2 Grade Licence can be found in the Motorsport New Zealand Manual 35
R Grade (old National Rally)
There are two R Grade categories R1 and R2. Initially new applications will be issued a R1 Licence. Required completion of the Competition Licence Application Form and the gaining a pass in a R Grade Licence examination. This is a 1 year licence. You can compete in Clubsport Event or National Rally Events (excludes Race Events and events run under an International Permit). Further information about the R2 Grade Licence can be found in the Motorsport New Zealand Manual 35 (link available at the bottom of this page).
In addition to car club membership and obtaining your MotorSport New Zealand Licence, there are specific vehicle and equipment requirements.
In addition to a Car Club membership and a MotorSport New Zealand licence, the driver needs to have:
· A helmet that meets Motorsport NZ standards, as detailed in the latest Motorsport NZ manual
· A minimum of single-layer fire retardant overalls that are closed at the cuffs, neck & ankles.
· Solid closed toe shoes.
· Socks must be worn - wool are preferred for their fire retardant properties.
Standard or modified road cars can enter as well as purpose built race cars. There is safety criteria set down by Motorsport NZ and this must be met for all of these vehicles.
Roll Cage Requirements
All roll cages must meet the engineering standards of Motorsport NZ and must be approved by Motorsport NZ (known as "homologation").
For further information about vehicle requirements and Roll Cage Protection information please refer to the the Motorsport NZ Manual.