Keep up to date with all of our major events at the track here. Ruapuna is known worldwide for some of our seriously awesome racing events hosted at the track. Both two and four wheel motorsport events run although out the year, many of which are afternoon events, with others spanning across a whole weekend. We are serious about the rush of motorsport.

We are in the business of bringing exciting motorsport racing to the region and work with a variety of event hosts to do so. We strive to ensure the circuit is well utilised providing good racing, that both competitors and spectators are welcomed to the facilities.

Since the motor car first arrived in New Zealand, Christchurch was the pioneering centre for Motorsport in New Zealand despite not having a permanent circuit. And so Ruapuna was created by an abundance of people, passionate about motorsport.


ANZAC DAY - CLOSED
Thu Apr 25 2024 @ All Day


GTR Festival
Sat Apr 27 2024 @ All Day

https://www.gtrfestival.co.nz/


Test Day
Fri May 3 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

TEST DAYS

Race Car/Motorcycle testing on track at Euromarque Motorsport Park, Ruapuna Raceway

Please note – Test days now finish at 4:30pm.
We request that users please pack up and depart by 5:00pm.

This page is updated regularly, you may need to refresh the page for your computer to load the latest version. (Ctrl & F5 on Windows, or Command R on a Mac)

TEST DAYS ARE FOR THE TESTING OF RACE VEHICLES ONLY.
IF YOU HAVE A ROAD CAR OR ROAD BIKE THAT YOU DO NOT INTEND TO RACE, THERE ARE OTHER DAYS THAT ARE MORE SUITABLE FOR YOU AND YOUR VEHICLE:
There are regular days run by Christchurch Trackdays and Motorcycling Canterbury to get your road car/motorcycle on track.



FEES
CANTERBURY CAR CLUB MEMBERS                                      $90
MOTORCYCLING CANTERBURY, BEARS, CAMS                    $100
ALL OTHER MSNZ AND MNZ AFFILIATED CLUBS                   $120
CCC SUPPORTERS CLUB CARD HOLDERS                           $0

NO RACE LICENCE = NO TESTING

MEMBERSHIP (To gain club discounts) AND RACE LICENCE MUST BE PRODUCED AT OFFICE WHEN SIGNING IN

To save time on the day, payments can be made to our Canterbury Car Club bank account: 02 0865 0020166 25
Please use a useful reference including the date of the test day and your name if the account is not under your name. Also ensure payments are made early enough we can see the payment before the test day


Cars
Driver must hold and produce a current Motorsport New Zealand competition licence.
Car must meet the safety requirements for your level of motorsport competition. For cars this includes a valid and correctly mounted fire extinguisher.
Convertibles must have at minimum, a MSNZ homologated half cage.
Driver must wear a minimum of 100% cotton overalls and a competition approved helmet.
Passengers – can only be carried in approved vehicles, where a full MSNZ homologated safety structure is fitted. Passengers must wear overalls and helmet as per driver requirements. All passengers must sign in at the office and wear supplied wrist band.
Second driver, or second car no extra charge (drivers must meet all regulations), one registration form per driver required.

Motorcycles
Riders must hold and produce a current Motorcycling New Zealand competition licence.
Motorcycle and rider must meet at a minimum the safety standards equivalent of entering a Motorcycling Canterbury Have a Go Day (see attached file). This includes single piece or zip together leathers. No textiles or separate top/bottoms.

No commercial activity may take place on a test day. This includes hot laps or rider/driver training – unless by prior arrangement with track management.

Unless noted otherwise, these days are for Cars and Motorcycles only. (sidecars, please get in touch. we no longer combine bikes and sidecars)

Note – These days do cover a wide range of vehicles and drivers/riders. Each group will have a vast array of lap times and experience levels so all users are reminded that you need to share the track safely. You may be faster or slower than others on track so you need to ensure you can operate in traffic safely. Dangerous passing or holding up faster vehicles is not tolerated.


Groups / Sessions

  • Each group is allocated a 20 minute session (approx. 17 mins on track plus time between groups). Sessions restarted if paused for red flag
  • No set start times, groups run in standard order one after the other
  • Standard running order for 3 groups – Saloon Cars, Open Wheelers (incl sports racing cars Lotus 7 and similar), Motorcycles. Some days may run up to 5 groups if splits required for large numbers

The following days are the only dates available

Planned Test Days & Car Run In Mornings for the next few weeks are below

Each date now has an individual entry link, please ensure you select the form the date you wish to attend
If the date you are wanting to attend does not have an entry form yet refresh the page first, or check back closer to the day, we aim to have at least 2x test days ahead available to be booked.

Registered but now can’t make it? No worries just let us know and if you pre paid send an email with the account to return the payment to.

Please register online if you can, it helps us plan the days and also saves everyone time at sign-in
Pre registering helps us massively with planning and makes the day more efficient for you the driver/rider.

 

April
Friday 5th – ENTRY FORM
Friday 19th – ENTRY FORM
Tuesday 23rd – Car Run In Morning – ENTRY FORM

May
Friday 3rd – ENTRY FORM
Friday 10th – ENTRY FORM
Friday 17th – ENTRY FORM

June
Tuesday 4th – Car Run In Morning
Friday 7th
Friday 21st


CAR RUN IN MORNINGS
Need to run in a new motor, brakes etc on your race car? Or drive some low speed laps around the track to test some changes?
Once a month we are running a morning on the A Track (Tri-Oval) for low speed/risk laps.
These days will be restricted to speeds of no more than 120km/hr. No hard acceleration or cornering allowed.
Track open 9:00 – 12:00.
Pre registration preferred.
Cost for CCC Members – $30
Other Club Members – $50
Available dates as listed above


Test Day Rules:

For more track hire details please phone the track office on 03 349 6003

Test Day Frequent User Cards $700.00. Valid for one year from purchase. Not transferrable.
CCC Events Gold/Silver/Bronze packages also available, see membership page for details poster (please note these can now be purchased at any time, valid for one year from purchase)

All prices include GST.

  • All hirers must report to the Circuit Office situated in the control tower complex to sign on and pay before accessing the track (including frequent hire card holders).
  • Track is open from 9:00am – 4:30pm.
  • Hirers must present current membership card to get club discount
  • All testing and hire is subject to the Club’s official terms and conditions
  • The drag strip is not available on Test days.
  • NO drifting is permitted on Race Test Days (specific drift test days are held throughout the year, see www.driftsouth.co.nz for details)
  • Non-compliance with rules may result in a ban
  • Convertible cars must have roll protection (factory hoops or popups not included), Homologated cage or approved (by track management) bar if car has a current/valid WOF. Reminder to have suitable bar height above occupants helmets as per Schedule A
  • Safety gear is available for rental on the day (limited sizes so calling ahead can help)
    Double layer race suit – $40
    Helmet – $20

Mag & Turbo Club Day 4
Sun May 5 2024 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Final Club Race Day of the season at Euromarque Motorsport Park (Ruapuna Raceway)

Classes racing:
– Open Saloons
– Club Saloons
– Continental Rennsport & BMW E30’s

Also at this round:
Lunch time cruise session (CCC Member driving or in the car)
1 hour passenger rides session (Full motorsport passenger requirements apply, option for racers at the event or rides only)
More details below

Drivers – Entries are open through online.motorsport.org.nz or the MSNZ App
Regulations HERE, or in the entry system

Schedule of the day HERE

Spectators – Free entry to come watch the action thanks to Mag & Turbo Christchurch

Race Formats:
– Open Saloons
No breakout times.
Longer races – 8, 8, 12 laps
1 Bracket Handicap Race (race 2)
Classes within this grid:
0-1600cc
1600-2000cc
2000-3000cc
3000+
GT (cars lapping under 1:30)
Note – class cc ratings include correction factor for turbo, s/c, rotary

– Club Saloons (Previously Clubmans)
Laps no faster than 1:40 on the Ruapuna GP Circuit
Sprint races – 6 laps
2 Bracket Handicap Races (Races 2 & 3)
Non championship class. Low key, fun racing

– Continental Rennsport
Continental Rennsport Open and BMW E30’s classes – Split grid
1 Bracket Handicap Race (Race 2)
Cruise session info/rules:
– CCC Club member to be driving or in the car
– Minimum Restricted Drivers Licence
– Low speed, low risk driving. Max 120kph
– No Racing or hard driving
– Passing only on straight with care
– Car to be road or competition legal
– All occupants must wear seatbelt
– Driver Sign in when lining up
– Approx 30 minute session in lunch break (exact timing depends on the running of the day)
– Remember, this is a CRUISE
Hotlaps session info/rules:
– Run after Race Day finished under regular CCC test Day rules (not within MSNZ permit)
– Register driver through form HERE or at secretaries office on the day
– Passenger sign in on the day at secretaries office (before getting in car), passenger band given
– Drivers racing in the event can partake at no extra cost
– Drivers not racing, $50 charge payable on the day (waived if taking volunteer officials for rides)
– Car must be fully MSNZ compliant for passengers
– Minimum 100% cotton overalls and compliant helmet (race suit preferred)
– This is NOT a race session, driver must drive within their limits
Important note for Saloon Racers –
From the beginning of the 2023/24 season, Clubmans Saloons is now Club Saloons. This class will remain non championship to encourage fun, low key racing without the pressure of racing for sheep stations.
To run in this class you must be lapping no faster than 1:40
With the recent change by MSNZ to require a FHR (head restraint) in all race classes we have decided to no longer run this class under a Clubmans permit.
All racers will need to meet the same safety gear requirements.
We recommend you have a read of Schedule A to ensure you meet the latest standards but in brief everyone requires at minimum a FHR, double layer race suit and SFI/FIA underwear/socks/boots/balaclava/gloves.

Drift School
Thu May 9 2024 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://www.driftsouth.co.nz/driftschool


Test Day
Fri May 10 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

TEST DAYS

Race Car/Motorcycle testing on track at Euromarque Motorsport Park, Ruapuna Raceway

Please note – Test days now finish at 4:30pm.
We request that users please pack up and depart by 5:00pm.

This page is updated regularly, you may need to refresh the page for your computer to load the latest version. (Ctrl & F5 on Windows, or Command R on a Mac)

TEST DAYS ARE FOR THE TESTING OF RACE VEHICLES ONLY.
IF YOU HAVE A ROAD CAR OR ROAD BIKE THAT YOU DO NOT INTEND TO RACE, THERE ARE OTHER DAYS THAT ARE MORE SUITABLE FOR YOU AND YOUR VEHICLE:
There are regular days run by Christchurch Trackdays and Motorcycling Canterbury to get your road car/motorcycle on track.



FEES
CANTERBURY CAR CLUB MEMBERS                                      $90
MOTORCYCLING CANTERBURY, BEARS, CAMS                    $100
ALL OTHER MSNZ AND MNZ AFFILIATED CLUBS                   $120
CCC SUPPORTERS CLUB CARD HOLDERS                           $0

NO RACE LICENCE = NO TESTING

MEMBERSHIP (To gain club discounts) AND RACE LICENCE MUST BE PRODUCED AT OFFICE WHEN SIGNING IN

To save time on the day, payments can be made to our Canterbury Car Club bank account: 02 0865 0020166 25
Please use a useful reference including the date of the test day and your name if the account is not under your name. Also ensure payments are made early enough we can see the payment before the test day


Cars
Driver must hold and produce a current Motorsport New Zealand competition licence.
Car must meet the safety requirements for your level of motorsport competition. For cars this includes a valid and correctly mounted fire extinguisher.
Convertibles must have at minimum, a MSNZ homologated half cage.
Driver must wear a minimum of 100% cotton overalls and a competition approved helmet.
Passengers – can only be carried in approved vehicles, where a full MSNZ homologated safety structure is fitted. Passengers must wear overalls and helmet as per driver requirements. All passengers must sign in at the office and wear supplied wrist band.
Second driver, or second car no extra charge (drivers must meet all regulations), one registration form per driver required.

Motorcycles
Riders must hold and produce a current Motorcycling New Zealand competition licence.
Motorcycle and rider must meet at a minimum the safety standards equivalent of entering a Motorcycling Canterbury Have a Go Day (see attached file). This includes single piece or zip together leathers. No textiles or separate top/bottoms.

No commercial activity may take place on a test day. This includes hot laps or rider/driver training – unless by prior arrangement with track management.

Unless noted otherwise, these days are for Cars and Motorcycles only. (sidecars, please get in touch. we no longer combine bikes and sidecars)

Note – These days do cover a wide range of vehicles and drivers/riders. Each group will have a vast array of lap times and experience levels so all users are reminded that you need to share the track safely. You may be faster or slower than others on track so you need to ensure you can operate in traffic safely. Dangerous passing or holding up faster vehicles is not tolerated.


Groups / Sessions

  • Each group is allocated a 20 minute session (approx. 17 mins on track plus time between groups). Sessions restarted if paused for red flag
  • No set start times, groups run in standard order one after the other
  • Standard running order for 3 groups – Saloon Cars, Open Wheelers (incl sports racing cars Lotus 7 and similar), Motorcycles. Some days may run up to 5 groups if splits required for large numbers

The following days are the only dates available

Planned Test Days & Car Run In Mornings for the next few weeks are below

Each date now has an individual entry link, please ensure you select the form the date you wish to attend
If the date you are wanting to attend does not have an entry form yet refresh the page first, or check back closer to the day, we aim to have at least 2x test days ahead available to be booked.

Registered but now can’t make it? No worries just let us know and if you pre paid send an email with the account to return the payment to.

Please register online if you can, it helps us plan the days and also saves everyone time at sign-in
Pre registering helps us massively with planning and makes the day more efficient for you the driver/rider.

April
Friday 5th – ENTRY FORM
Friday 19th – ENTRY FORM
Tuesday 23rd – Car Run In Morning – ENTRY FORM

May
Friday 3rd – ENTRY FORM
Friday 10th – ENTRY FORM
Friday 17th – ENTRY FORM

June
Tuesday 4th – Car Run In Morning
Friday 7th
Friday 21st


CAR RUN IN MORNINGS
Need to run in a new motor, brakes etc on your race car? Or drive some low speed laps around the track to test some changes?
Once a month we are running a morning on the A Track (Tri-Oval) for low speed/risk laps.
These days will be restricted to speeds of no more than 120km/hr. No hard acceleration or cornering allowed.
Track open 9:00 – 12:00.
Pre registration preferred.
Cost for CCC Members – $30
Other Club Members – $50
Available dates as listed above


Test Day Rules:

For more track hire details please phone the track office on 03 349 6003

Test Day Frequent User Cards $700.00. Valid for one year from purchase. Not transferrable.
CCC Events Gold/Silver/Bronze packages also available, see membership page for details poster (please note these can now be purchased at any time, valid for one year from purchase)

All prices include GST.

  • All hirers must report to the Circuit Office situated in the control tower complex to sign on and pay before accessing the track (including frequent hire card holders).
  • Track is open from 9:00am – 4:30pm.
  • Hirers must present current membership card to get club discount
  • All testing and hire is subject to the Club’s official terms and conditions
  • The drag strip is not available on Test days.
  • NO drifting is permitted on Race Test Days (specific drift test days are held throughout the year, see www.driftsouth.co.nz for details)
  • Non-compliance with rules may result in a ban
  • Convertible cars must have roll protection (factory hoops or popups not included), Homologated cage or approved (by track management) bar if car has a current/valid WOF. Reminder to have suitable bar height above occupants helmets as per Schedule A
  • Safety gear is available for rental on the day (limited sizes so calling ahead can help)
    Double layer race suit – $40
    Helmet – $20
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