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Symon smashes NZ Formula First season opener

October 23, 2018

Palmerston North's Chris Symon has dominated the season-opening event of the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship, taking pole position and all three race wins at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon in Feilding. Saturday morning's 15-minute qualifying session for the 18-strong field saw 27-year-old Symon take pole position with a time of 1:23.588, giving him a massive seven-tenths of a..

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Orange is the new black for Formula First rookies

October 19, 2018

The Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship has introduced a new initiative for its 2018/19 season. All drivers classed as rookies will run orange coloured numbers rather than the traditional black colour which the rest of the field will use. The change comes after the idea was floated at the class’ AGM in May and after working with the sports..

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Ross Expects Tight Championship Battle in BNT V8s

October 19, 2018

It will be a measured approach to the BNT V8s season for Nick Ross and his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe November 2-4. It will be the Cambridge driver and his Concept Motorsport team’s 16th consecutive season in the BNT V8s championship and having finished third last season, 43-year-old Ross believes that while every..

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Boxes ticked at series finale for van Klink

October 18, 2018

Christchurch’s Marcus van Klink has wrapped up the Gull Rally Challenge two-wheel drive class title after a third-place finish at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, held over the weekend. Coming to the event, van Klink knew a strong finish was a priority as opposed..

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Campbell takes positives from Raglan

October 18, 2018

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has taken plenty of positives away from the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai Raglan Rally of the Coast, with a result derived from strong stage times and lessons to be learnt for the future. Campbell and co-driver Mal Peden came into the event with plenty of confidence after..

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CONTENDERS LINE UP TO TRY AND WIN SECOND SOUTH ISLAND TARGA EVENT

October 18, 2018

Four-time Targa New Zealand event winners Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) from Auckland head south this week as favourites to win this year’s five-day tarmac motor rally marathon from Invercargill to Dunedin and on to Queenstown which starts on Tuesday October 23 and finishes on Saturday October 27. Such is the attraction of the stunning, fast, open,..

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50th celebrations headline 2018-19 NZ Formula First Championship

October 17, 2018

The Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship is just days away from kicking off its 2018/19 season at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, a season in which the long-standing MotorSport New Zealand championship celebrates 50 years of racing in December. Among the many things to celebrate in this milestone season, at the top of the list is Hi-Q Components continued support..

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‘Voice Of Rally’ set to make Otago Rally debut

October 17, 2018

Popular global rallying commentator, Colin Clark, will make a guest appearance at next year's Otago Rally in New Zealand, from April 12 to 14. The Scotsman, best known for his role as part of the World Rally Championship's 'Rally Radio' and 'WRC All Live' coverage, will make his first visit to the legendary South Island event. The 2019 Otago Rally..

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Thomson completes season clean sweep

October 17, 2018

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson has completed a multi-class clean-sweep of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, with another strong victory. Thomson came to the event having wrapped up the NZRC two-wheel drive, MotorSport New Zealand two-wheel drive and Junior championships with a round to spare, knowing that he had only..

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Torment for Marcus in the FIA F3 Finale

October 16, 2018

In a torrid end to his rookie season in FIA Formula 3 machinery, Marcus Armstrong suffered a series of mechanical non-finishes as the series came to a close in Hockenheim. But despite disappointment, Marcus signed off a strong maiden campaign against the fierce competition, earning the respect of fellow racers, teams and spectators alike. Entering the weekend still with a..

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