MotorSport News

Four Kiwi drivers set to race in Belgium

Four young Kiwi drivers will compete in Belgium on Saturday in the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in the beautiful Ardennes countryside at Spa-Francorchamps.  Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber will be driving for the Porsche Works LMP1 team while GP2 Series driver Mitch Evans will debut for JOTA Sport in the LMP2 category (teams independent of a manufacturer). Richie Stanaway continues his driving for Aston Martin Racing in the Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance professional class (LMGTE-Pro).  The historic Spa track is a favourite for drivers with its fast hilly and twisty nature coupled with a fanatical fan base.The most famous part of the circuit is 'Eau Rouge' where the track crosses the Eau Rouge stream before a steep, sweeping uphill left-right-left section which sorts out the men from the boys. The six hour event is an important prelude to the highlight of the season, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 13 June. 
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Tasman residents back motorsport park

Submitters to Tasman's Long Term Plan have thrown their support behind the proposed New Zealand Central  Motorsport  and Adventure Park at Kohatu, although the private project is not on the council's list of proposed infrastructure spending.