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MotorSport NZ rapt with WRC return

September 28, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand personnel are delighted to see the overnight news that Rally New Zealand will once again feature as a FIA World Rally Championship event in 2020 after an eight-year hiatus. “To see the 2020 FIA WRC calendar come out this week with New Zealand taking a 3-6 September slot is evidence of Rally New Zealand’s continued professionalism and..

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NZ Hillclimb Championship starts in Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa

September 27, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand’s 2019-20 NZ Hillclimb Championship gets underway on 5 October with the first round jointly hosted by the Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa Car Clubs across two weekends. The NZ Hillclimb Championship is one of MotorSport NZ’s longest-contested titles, dating back to 1956. Nowadays the NZ Hillclimb Championship forms part of the ClubSport discipline within MotorSport NZ’s competitive activities...

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MotorSport New Zealand announces first FIA Motorsport Games drivers

September 24, 2019

Aucklander Flynn Mullany and Taupo’s Faine Kahia are the first drivers confirmed to represent ‘Team New Zealand’ in the upcoming FIA Motorsport Games taking place in Rome, Italy on 1-3 November. In June, the FIA unveiled a new international, multidisciplinary sporting event called the FIA Motorsport Games where sees drivers compete for their country, not individual recognition. The 2019 FIA..

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Paddon shatters Ashley Forest hillclimb record to take win

September 23, 2019

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and his Paddon Rallysport team has shattered the Ashley Forest Rallysprint record with a blistering time of 52.77 seconds in the Hyundai AP4++ to win the high-profile hillclimb event. The 1.7-km North Canterbury hillclimb was first run in 1979 by Canterbury’s RATEC Motorsport Club and attracts an array of local, national and international competitors. The..

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Lawson chases down 2nd place

September 23, 2019

A dominant performance in a rain soaked race at Barcelona has put Kiwi driver Liam Lawson back into runner-up contention in the European Formula Open championship.  The 17-year-old Red Bull Junior driver went to Spain in a distant third place but has now closed within 8 points of second place heading into the final two races of this season's championship, the last to be..

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CARS REMAIN THE STARS AS LOCAL F5000 SERIES NEARS 20 YEAR MILESTONE

September 22, 2019

With the honourable exception of current – and now 5-time – title holder, 78-year-old super-veteran Ken Smith, it’s the cars that remain the stars of New Zealand’s world-leading SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series, which returns to local motor racing tracks this summer for the 17th time. From humble – albeit solid in terms both of numbers..

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Foster/Reid Audi wins action-packed Carter’s Tyres South Island Endurance Series opener

September 22, 2019

Current NZ Endurance Champions Neil Foster and Jonny Reid have continued on their winning way taking victory in the opening Three Hour race of the 2019 Carter’s Tyres South Island Endurance Series. The opening round held at Teretonga Park in Southland proved to be a thriller with the lead changing a number of times. Second home was the Audi R8..

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Class podium for Connor Adam at South Island Enduro opener

September 22, 2019

Mount Albert racer Connor Adam, 20, has taken a podium finish in just his second endurance racing event ever. The opening round of the South Island Endurance Series took place at Teretonga Park in Invercargill, with Adam competing in the 3-Hour race under Class A in a Toyota 86. Racing in Class A sees Adam race against other cars with..

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Formula Ford welcomes ITM as naming rights sponsor

September 16, 2019

The NZ Formula Ford Championship is proud to announce that ITM has come onboard as the naming rights sponsor for the 2019/20 season. The announcement came during the opening round of ITM NZ Formula Formula Ford Championship at Pukekohe Park during the weekend. ITM, New Zealand's building supply specialist's, have a long history with supporting motorsport including being the naming..

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Chester Leads Home Evans in BNT V8s

September 15, 2019

Nick Chester and his Chesters Plumbing & Bathroom Holden Commodore has lead home Simon Evans in the last two races of BNT V8s Non Championship event at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe this afternoon. Like yesterday’s opening race, where Chester took victory by a narrow margin, the two Holden drivers battled each other all the way to the chequered..

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