Kiwi driver Earl Bamber has followed up his first round success of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia with another win and a third placing in China over the weekend. Rounds two and three were held at the Chinese F1 Grand Prix in Shanghai. Bamber qualified on pole for the first race and qualified fourth for the second. He currently leads the points table overall after three rounds.
Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley has finished third along with Porsche 919 team mates Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship held at Silverstone in the UK.
Young up and coming motor racing star, sixteen-year-old Liam MacDonald of Invercargill, will again line up on the grid in the NZV8 Touring Car field as part of the massive ITM 500 V8 Supercar meeting at Pukekohe Park south of Auckland this weekend.
MacDonald contested the NZV8 Touring Car races at what is New Zealand's biggest motor race meeting last year and excelled amongst the top class competition.
Following a spectacular and scary crash at Manfeild Autocourse in February, AJ Lauder's Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry NZV8 turned its first laps at speed today at Pukekohe Raceway.
"The car seems alright. We did 40 odd laps today", said Lauder today while speaking to Velocity New Zealand.
"[The Manfeild damage] was quite bad really. We could've had it ready for Taupo, but it was just getting parts here and timing issues that prevented it. It'll be ready to go this weekend anyway."
Auckland is the place to be these school holidays with a jam-packed line-up of family activities, including a super weekend of cars, concerts and comedy.
From Easter through to Anzac weekend there is something to suit visitors and locals alike with 10 days of events and activities across Auckland.
Headline events for Easter include the Royal Coca-Cola Easter Show and the Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival, where an all-star line-up of over 100 musicians will perform over three days.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend. Everything is going well here in Europe for us. We just got back to Germany after completing our tests this week with Hyundai Motorsport.
Experienced Supercar driver Steve Owen is rejoining the BNT V8 SuperTourers for the big ITM 500 meeting at Pukekohe over Anzac weekend.
The Queensland-based driver, 39, will race Wayne Anderson’s Holden Commodore, the car formerly driven by Andy Booth, at the final round of the 2014 championship, where the Kiwi cars are the top support act for the V8 Supercars.
Matt Summerfield's sizzling performance over the final special stage of the International Rally of Whangarei secured the Cantabrian second place for New Zealand championship drivers and put his bid for the 2014 Junior title on target by securing maximum points.
At the end of the first day of competition, Summerfield had equalled his best-ever national result from last season by bringing his Subaru Impreza to the overnight halt in Whangarei last Saturday in third place.
Michael Young’s 2014 Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) campaign got off to a great start by scoring a podium place in the two-wheel-drive class, and the Production Cup, on top of gaining valuable drivers’ championship points at the first round held at the International Rally of Whangarei over the weekend.
As the only registered New Zealander in the APRC, Young had a big task ahead of him to defend his two-wheel-drive title, especially with the introduction of Australian, Tom Wilde, in a more powerful Renault Clio G2.
Looking back five years ago, Mt Maunganui rally driver David Holder could be found watching some of his New Zealand rally heroes in awe…. Now he is challenging those same heroes for the rally lead.