Hamilton would seem the perfect place for such an event: the picturesque river beside which the course will presumably run; a receptive population for whom the term "petrol-head" seems as custom-made as their vehicles...Funnily enough for Hamilton, the whole thing still needs to go through a resource consent procedure before the whole thing gets the final green light (so to speak), and with both the Auckland and Wellington bids coming unstuck on that very technicality, we can but wish our northern friends well in cutting through the red tape. No, we really mean that. Good luck.
My only question is... when the race actually starts, who will notice any difference?
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