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Ransley goes virtual in carsales ARG eSport Cup

April 1, 2020

Up and coming Christchurch racer Jaden Ransley has secured a late seat in the Kiwi based Track Tec Racing TCR team to compete in the forthcoming carsales ARG eSport Cup, and will race a virtual TCR Audi in a high quality field. Ransley (18) has been one of the stars of the past season, putting in some stunning drives in..

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2020 Elite Motorsport Academy of New Zealand cancelled

March 31, 2020

The 2020 Elite Motorsport Academy of New Zealand has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. MotorSport New Zealand, its board and trustees of the MotorSport New Zealand Scholarship Trust (which coordinates the academy) were unanimous in their decision to cancel the 2020 academy in order to protect the health and wellbeing of all stakeholders. This..

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MotorSport New Zealand AGM, conference and annual awards postponed

March 27, 2020

The MotorSport New Zealand Board and Management teams have been monitoring the COVID-19 global pandemic daily, and in line with advice from the New Zealand Government and to protect the health and wellbeing of our people, we have decided to postpone the annual general meeting (AGM), conference and annual awards.  This decision was not made lightly but with these events..

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MotorSport New Zealand office closure

March 22, 2020

MotorSport House, the office of MotorSport New Zealand will be closed to the public for the until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation. MotorSport New Zealand staff will continue to work remotely, business as usual, ensuring the sport does not get left behind. Staff will be contactable by phone and email during normal business hours. The main phone number..

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First Kia TCR car lands in New Zealand

March 20, 2020

The first of two Kia Cee’d TCR cars has arrived in New Zealand and will join the growing grid for the inaugural TCR New Zealand Series, commencing later this year. The pair of Kias will be represented in the Australian and New Zealand markets by Choice Performance Ltd who have been appointed as the official agent for the Cee’d’s manufacturer,..

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No NZ F5000 finale this weekend as event organisers call COVID-19 force majeure

March 20, 2020

“In light of the escalating COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and after lengthy discussions with all of the parties involved, the decision has been made to postpone the Paul Fahey Legends of Speed Meeting until a later date. “The Historic Racing Club are declaring a Force Majeure event. “We have taken advice from Deb Day, Clerk of Course and other officials. We..

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MotorSport New Zealand to suspend all events for two months

March 19, 2020

MotorSport New Zealand has made the decision to suspend all MotorSport New Zealand permitted events, at all levels, initially for two months in response to the fast-evolving COVID-19 situation, effective immediately until May 19th. Following a meeting between MotorSport New Zealand Management and the Board, it was decided that the most important thing to consider amid COVID-19 was the safety..

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Final round of MotorSport New Zealand Championship cancelled

March 19, 2020

MotorSport New Zealand has made the decision to cancel the Hampton Downs event which was originally scheduled for March 28-29 and was earlier this week postponed until between late May and late June. Further complications and logistical issues identified, combined with feedback gained through further consultation have led to this decision. MotorSport New Zealand will be working with those national..

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TRS backing Fraga to be major asset for Red Bull

March 19, 2020

2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series champion - and eSports icon - Igor Fraga has continued his rapid rise up the junior formulae ranks this week and has been snapped up to be part of the Red Bull Junior programme. And TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ reckons he’s going to be a big plus for the racing giant’s junior programme. The Japanese-born..

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2020 Otago Rally will be postponed indefinitely

March 19, 2020

Due to the spread of COVID-19 the Otago Rally, one of New Zealand's major motorsports events, will not be held on the planned date of April 3-5, 2020. It is unknown whether an alternative date later in 2020 is feasible. If this proves not to be the case, then the event will definitely be held in 2021. Until recently it..

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