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Expressions of Interest open for Structure Review working group

August 5, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Review of the Structure of the organisation. The purpose of undertaking an EOI is to identify individuals who are interested in being a member of the Working Group. The Group will be charged with the task of conducting the review under the Terms of Reference as described in..

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Vale Graham McRae

August 5, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand is saddened to learn of the passing of Graham McRae. Graham was a highly decorated race driver, best known for his immense success in the Formula 5000 category not only as a driver but also as a talented engineer. Graham's motorsport successes extended internationally with success in Australia, Great Britain and the United States. Graham was a..

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Preparations well underway for three-round TCR New Zealand and Super Production Championships

August 3, 2021

Following the highly successful inaugural winner-takes-all title decider at Highlands Motorsport Park in April, a three-round series to decide the 2022 TCR New Zealand and Super Production Championships will take place this summer. Both the New Zealand Touring Car (TCR) and NZ Production Car Championship (Super Production) titles will be on the line. "We're pleased to be able to build..

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MotorSport New Zealand partners with Kora to bring fuel discounts to members

July 28, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand has announced another member benefits partner, this time with discount fuel card provider, Kora New Zealand, to bring their benefits to licence holders. All MotorSport New Zealand competition and officials licence holders will be able to apply for a Kora fuel card. The Kora card unlocks a 10 cents per litre discount off the pump price at..

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Tony Quinn Foundation puts up $60,000 for NZ Formula Ford

July 27, 2021

The Tony Quinn Foundation is putting weight behind Formula Ford racing in New Zealand with the announcement of the biggest and most extensive prize package in the category's 50 years of history. The single-seater Formula Ford cars are seen as the most important national racing category for junior drivers before they venture into either a higher-level single-seater or saloon cars,..

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Hayden Paddon seals fifth NZRC title with Rally Hawkes Bay win

July 26, 2021

Hayden Paddon claimed the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship by winning the Kennedy Park Resort Napier Rally Hawke’s Bay on Saturday in comprehensive fashion. The WRC rally winner joins Richard Mason as the most successful driver in the history of the championship with his fifth title, secured with a round to spare. His previous wins came..

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Battle of Jacks Ridge confirmed for 2021

July 20, 2021

The Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge returns in November for a second edition with inaugural champion Shane van Gisbergen set to defend his crown against WRC winner Hayden Paddon and a star-studded line-up. Supercars ace Van Gisbergen produced a superb drive to come out on top of a knock-out-style showdown against the best rally drivers in the country last year..

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Non-compliant safety apparel for sale in New Zealand

July 19, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand wishes to advise all competitors and officials of a safety notification received from SFI Foundation regarding the authenticity of protective clothing manufactured and supplied under the provisions of SFI Spec 3.2A and SFI Spec 3.3. The following points are raised: SFI has a specific registered trademark logo that identifies genuine safety apparel manufactured by one of their..

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TGRNZ welcomes Supercars test prize for Best Bars Toyota 86 champion

July 16, 2021

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has welcomed the news that the next Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship winner will also win a Supercar test with the ultra-successful Triple Eight Race Engineering team. The prize is being made available to the championship winner by the Tony Quinn Foundation and is recognition that the TR86 series is now the premier saloon car..

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FIA and Hyundai to offer Rally2 drive to APRC winner

July 7, 2021

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and Hyundai Motorsport have joined forces to launch the FIA Rally Champions World Tour, united by a common goal of encouraging and promoting rallying talent from regional series around the world for the next three years. The initiative, which is supported by the FIA Innovation Fund, will nurture drivers from the FIA’s regional rally..

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