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Armstrong returns to Red Bull Ring aiming for top result in FIA Formula 2

July 11, 2020

New Zealander Marcus Armstrong (19) heads back to his favourite race circuit this weekend aiming to capitalise on the exceptional form he showed last weekend. The FIA Formula 2 Championship is racing back-to back rounds at the Red Bull Ring in Austria as a means of catching up after the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. Like most drivers, Armstrong..

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July 10, 2020

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Liam MacDonald takes seventh club championship

July 8, 2020

Liam MacDonald of Invercargill won the Southland Sports Car Club Champions Trophy for the seventh time at the club’s 2019/2020 prizegiving at Teretonga Park on Monday night. The trophy is awarded to the overall Club Champion and is decided from points awarded across ClubSport and Race Championship events each season. In taking this season’s honours MacDonald won the Keith McFadzien..

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2021 New Zealand Rally Championship calendar taking shape

July 7, 2020

The first four events of the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship have been confirmed and will be a replica of what was planned for the 2020 season. The season will start with the Otago Rally on April 16-18 before heading north to the International Rally of Whangarei on May 14-16. Rally South Canterbury will run June..

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MotorSport New Zealand looks to future with new rally working group

July 6, 2020

A new rally working group involving Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has been formed to support MotorSport New Zealand’s long-term plans for rally sport in this country. The rally working group is the first of its kind within the structure of MotorSport New Zealand and will complement the activities already undertaken by MotorSport New Zealand’s Rally Advisory Commission which helps..

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Maiden F3 win for Lawson Dedicated to the late John Fairhall

July 6, 2020

Red Bull Junior driver Liam Lawson took a commanding maiden FIA Formula 3 victory in Race 2 at the season opener in Austria. Victory and sixth place in the first race will see the 18-year-old from Pukekohe back at the Red Bull Ring for round two this weekend lying in 2nd place in the championship. Lawson dedicated his first win..

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Manawatu Car Club backs the 2020 SpeedSport Scholarship

July 3, 2020

Manawatu Car Club has committed to supporting the highly successful SpeedSport Scholarship in its 21st year. The Scholarship, run by Sabre Motorsport’s Dennis Martin, is a proven talent spotter launching numerous race careers such as Shane van Gisbergen, Nick Cassidy and Richie Stanaway, all of whom have all found success on the international stage. More recent winners include Liam Lawson,..

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New Zealand Hillclimb Championship adds new Cross Car Championship

July 1, 2020

Cross Cars will be an exciting addition to the MotorSport New Zealand Hillclimb Championship when it gets underway in September this year. Cross Car competitors will have the chance to vie for the New Zealand Cross Car Championship in the introduction year and the overall New Zealand Hillclimb Championship in subsequent years. Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon is behind the..

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Chelsea Herbert: “Breaking my back was only a hurdle, not a road block”

July 1, 2020

New Zealand racing driver Chelsea Herbert has been putting the last few months to good use and is now '95%' healed after her Castrol TRS crash at Teretonga Park back in January. The popular racer (21) is now itching to get back behind the wheel and says she will take to the track stronger and more focussed than ever before...

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Stirling takes the wheel at Pukekohe Park

July 1, 2020

Long-time motorsport circuit operation and track day specialist Gary Stirling has been confirmed as the new leaseholder for motorsport events at Pukekohe Park. Stirling is one of the best known and most popular figures in the track day scene in New Zealand for the past 20 years. He takes charge of motorsport operations at Pukekohe Park with immediate effect and..

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