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How a GP is thriving in a COVID-free territory
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How a GP is thriving in a COVID-free territory

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The New Zealand Grand Prix's mix of rising talent and big-name stars thrilled the crowds (yes, remember crowds?) assembled for the Toyota Racing Series meeting at Hampton Downs last weekend and left distant observers craving a repeat

A huge crowd, a thrilling motor race that culminated in a back-to-front victory, and not one person wearing a mask. And yes, I'm talking about something that happened in 2021, not 1921.

As a country, New Zealand and its leadership have provided an example of calm dignity and let's-get-this-sorted-out proactiveness to the rest of the world in the wake of any recent crises, far at odds with the floundering bumblers hampering the progress of much of the planet. Such methodology also seems to have benefited its motorsport scene, brilliantly illustrated by last weekend's incredibly successful New Zealand Grand Prix opening round of the Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs.

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Author Marcus Simmons