The Bruce McLaren Motorsports Park is one of NZ’s premier driver training and motorsport facilities. It is an international category 2 FIA race track and has a NZDRA certified drag race strip. They host some of the best motorsport events in the country.
The Motorsports Park is a venue for corporate functions, conferences, driver training, weddings, product launches, race experiences, and a business centre which offers a complete driving experience to anyone who visits.
This Motorsports Park hosted the 6th race during the 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season and the 5th race during the 2007-08 season. To create additional opportunities for overtaking, a tight chicane was introduced towards the end of the straight. In 2008-09, they hosted the 4th race during the A1 Grand Prix season. Since the tight S bend near the start of the race have caused a number of collisions in the past, instead of a rolling start, racers were made to perform a standing start in the 2009 Sprint race event.
The project has also been given a Silver Award from the Association of Consulting Engineers NZ who praised the high quality delivery of their project which was constructed and designed at the same time in order to meet deadlines. But, in 2008, it was reported that the Motorsports Park had a debt of $3 million and the owners needed more equity in order to keep the business running.
In November 2015, the circuit was renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsports Park in the form of a tribute to the ex-F1 driver and owner Bruce McLaren. The name change was done since the owners were going to reconstruct the circuit in order to keep their grade 2 status from the FIA.
The track currently has 4 alternative configurations, a couple of pit areas, a 3-story pit complex with thirty-two ground floor pit garages under construction.