One person is dead after the Ferrari they were driving
crashed at Taupo Motorsport Park this afternoon. Photo /
Rotorua Daily Post / Ben Fraser
The driver of a Ferrari which crashed at Taupo Motorsport
Park this afternoon has died.
He was taking part in the Hawke's Bay Club's annual track day
at the time of the crash. A track manager at the park said a
vehicle was considerably damaged when it hit the tire wall
around 1pm today.
The driver was taken to Taupo Hospital in a critical
condition but died later as a result of his injuries, police
A passenger in the Ferrari escaped with minor injuries.
A spokeswoman for the park said the driver was a regular user
of the track. It costs between $1000 and $6000 to book the
track for the day, she said.
Hawke's Bay Club members participating in the track day were
required to pay $150 to take part and any car was eligible
including classic, vintage, sports cars and family saloons.
Participants were required to wear helmets and fireproof
apparel. The vehicles must be registered, warranted and
mechanically safe and the race cars must comply with
Motorsport NZ regulations, the club's website states.
- By Brendan Manning of APNZ